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Re: Power Stations & Electricity Generation in Glasgow

This one John? The fireless loco that you are thinking about was indeed at Dalmarnock and is now in the Transport museum, looking resplendent in its SSEB colours. This type of loco was common where you had access to high pressure steam ie at a power stations or where there was a risk of explosions s...
by cell
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Power Stations & Electricity Generation in Glasgow
Replies: 117
Views: 57719

Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

It’s about 16” long so defiantly too big for a motor bike, could be a lathe but it would have to be a big one. I’ve just found a reference to a Meadowcrofts in Blackburn who were a mineral water machinery manufacturer, so that’s the leading contender at the moment, but I’d like to know more about th...
by cell
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow
Replies: 143
Views: 53779

Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Meadowcrofts, Blackburn, Glasgow and Birmingham. I’m looking for some help with this one, I’ve no idea what a “Matchless” Automatic was, when it was made or where in Glasgow they were based. The sequence of locations implies that Glasgow was not their head office and it could be that there was no ac...
by cell
Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow
Replies: 143
Views: 53779

Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Here are some odds and sods that I’ve acquired recently, as always any info you can add would be gratefully received. North British Lifting & Moving Appliance Co Ltd, Glasgow, I don’t know much about this company they seem to have been a manufacturer/wholesaler of lifting equipment such as light...
by cell
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow
Replies: 143
Views: 53779

Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Thanks to Anorak for the 1878 Post Office directory info, through this I found the Bellahouston Foundry marked on the 1882 Bartholomew Post Office map (also on 1888 and 1891 maps). It seems Vermont street originally extended further along into the Clutha works and the Foundry was at the extreme west...
by cell
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow
Replies: 143
Views: 53779

Re: Loch Katrine and Glasgow's Water Supply

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by cell
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Loch Katrine and Glasgow's Water Supply
Replies: 51
Views: 29140

Re: Loch Katrine and Glasgow's Water Supply

Sorry Jock, I've been a bit busy, files now sent, let us know how you get on and post plenty of pictures
by cell
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:05 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Loch Katrine and Glasgow's Water Supply
Replies: 51
Views: 29140

Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

That’s an excellent find and a cracking plate, I’ve had a look for the company, Smith and Naysmith, Bellahouston Ironworks, but there doesn’t seem to be much information available, even the normally reliable Grace’s Guide has let me down. I also had a look on the NLS map site but couldn’t find a “Be...
by cell
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:09 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow
Replies: 143
Views: 53779

Re: Loch Katrine and Glasgow's Water Supply

Once again some more great photos, you certainly seemed to have the weather on your visit! The structures that you have identified as “inspection chambers” are actually called a “Byewash” and are intended to channel a stream under the aqueduct, to prevent contamination and damage from runoff water. ...
by cell
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:26 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Loch Katrine and Glasgow's Water Supply
Replies: 51
Views: 29140

Re: Loch Katrine and Glasgow's Water Supply

Nice pictures, it’s a great part of the country and well worth a visit. The last one is the valve house above the Duchary pipe bridges, the pipes are actually just below the surface at the valve house and all the way down the side of the valley and up the other side, the water is transported by the ...
by cell
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Loch Katrine and Glasgow's Water Supply
Replies: 51
Views: 29140

The Forth and Cart Junction Canal

This might be common knowledge but it came as a bit of a surprise to me, it’s not often you find a canal in Scotland that you’ve never heard of especially one in Glasgow, so I thought it was worthy of a topic. From Wikipedia “The Forth and Cart Canal was a short 0.5-mile (0.8 km) link canal which pr...
by cell
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Forth and Cart Junction Canal
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

Re: Bing! (West Lothian)

Thanks LP, that’s a great article, with some new detail for my database. I would agree with you, Grace’s Guide is an excellent site, it’s always in the top five results whenever I do a search for info on any old engineering companies. The scans of the Engineer magazine are new and seem to be quite s...
by cell
Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:52 pm
 
Forum: Around the World
Topic: Bing! (West Lothian)
Replies: 76
Views: 37184

Re: Petrochemicals from Linn Park

I had a look at the 1:2500 scale OS maps on the old map site, on the 1954 and 1961 maps there is something that looks like “pipeline xxxx” marked at this location, but the resolution of the image is poor and you can’t read it fully. To my mind the photos that Dave produced to show that the structure...
by cell
Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:45 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Petrochemicals from Linn Park
Replies: 36
Views: 11260

Re: Petrochemicals from Linn Park

Amazing what a few extra pictures and a couple of fresh pairs of eyes will do. Have to admit from those other pictures it does look like concrete therefore must be newer than a shale gas retort, the killer for me is the similar structure on the other side, I assume this also had a pipe connection fa...
by cell
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Petrochemicals from Linn Park
Replies: 36
Views: 11260

Re: Petrochemicals from Linn Park

Anorak, I’m not sure if you contacted the Scottish Shale site but I thought it was an important find so I did. I received the following response which does seem to poor cold water on it, however in the absence of an alternative explanation I’m inclined to keep a more open mind. Perhaps if you had so...
by cell
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Petrochemicals from Linn Park
Replies: 36
Views: 11260
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