BALADO 2004 Slideshow

CASTLE FRASER 2006 Slideshow

(Photos in reverse chronological order)

The Carmyllie Pilot Co. at work and play


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Glen heats up 1/4" rivets for the cab side window frame, January 2010.

Ian, John and Glen with the newly rivetted driver's cab side, December 2009.

Sandy Mair dropping off the new smokebox steel, March 2009 

Sheena Scott from Arbroath(right), March 2009. Sheena's husband Dave was a guard with BR and worked with 46464 for several years in the early 1960's.

Christmas dinner in the bothy, December 2008 Photo: IAH Smith

The smokebox number plate removed, December 2008. Photo: IAH Smith

Iain wire mopping the front buffer beam ready for priming, October 2008


Matthew and Fraser Jackson from New Zealand, October 2008

Iain showing off his newly refurbished cab window, May 2008


The new covering on the big tent, April 2008

Iain and Ian bolting up the cab front to the fire iron tunnel 

Robin bolting up the cab side, March 2008

Biggles flies again... 

Photo: Max Maxwell

An archive photo of Ian Fraser in 46464's cab in 1964  Photo: David Fraser Collection

John has singlehandedly needlegunned most of the engine frames over the summer and autumn. 

Dave brought his family to visit us.  His Dad, Gavin is an ex-boilermaker. Shame he can't stay a few months... July 2007.

Kevin, Julie and family. Kevin is a Mechanical Engineer, hopefully we'll see him back down in a boilersuit soon. September 2007.

Roast potatoes produced on the pre-heating oven, December 2006.

End of a long day. Smiffy clearing up, April 2007.

Ian and Iain with Derek Dunn, our boiler inspector, December 2006.



Robin serving up the Christmas dinner, December 2006.

Ian restoring some of the spring links to their original shape, November 2006.

Ian and Glen insulating the base of the pre-heating oven, November 2006.

Iain bolting the tender ladder in place, August 2006.

 Ian and Glen carrying out modifications to the forge, November 2006.

Our new fab shop, April 2006.

Max, Ian, Robin and Bethany enjoying a barbeque after finishing the tender tank lift, June 2006.

Photo: Iain Smith

Iain attempts to calculate the speed of rotation of the earth, April 2006.

Robin grinding up the sandbox lid, April 2006.

Fergus and Mark from St Cyrus, March 2006.

A snowy Bridge of Dun, March 2006. 

Glen sheltering from the snow, March 2006. 

The newest member of the team, Glen Hopley, Ian's son, February 2006. 

Ian and Glen with one of the tender steps, February 2006.

Carving the chicken. We decided to do a Christmas dinner in the bothy, which went down very well.

Not the most accomplished sommelier but a nice Chenin Blanc nonetheless.

Presentation is everything......

John enjoying his Christmas Dinner, December 2005.

Ian tucking into mince pie and cream, December 2005.

Directors and partners of the Carmyllie Pilot Company enjoying our annual Christmas Dinner, which was held this year at the Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven.The food was excellent and a good time had by all.

More from our Christmas bash, December 2005.

Alison Hopley entertaining us with some Chopin after our meal. Better than Robin's rendition of 'My Way' which preceeded it. December 2005.

Max poses with his newly relocated pillar drill, September 2005.

Mark completing the last of the welding on the tender tank, August 2005.

Ian wearing the water level gauge float. I can't remember why, September 2005. 

Ian, Iain and Robin load testing the completed footplate, June 2005.

George Boyadjieff from California, whose father worked in a wheelwrights shop in a loco works, hence the photo. June 2005.

John painting the underside of the tender tank. I think he deserves a medal for doing this. Not the pleasantest of jobs.


The Carmyllie Pilot Company Ltd 2007