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Re: Hitler's deputy crashed in Scotland

Completely off topic, but I used to be a shop steward and in the middle of one dispute another manager was brought in from another department to try and mediate. Manager: "I've been parachuted in here to try and find a compromise solution" My colleague: "Who do you think you are, Rudo...
by peasy23
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Hitler's deputy crashed in Scotland
Replies: 156
Views: 69431

1971 Scottish Milk Race

My Dad passed away recently, and among the things we have been left were a load of colour slides. One batch was from the 1971 Scottish Milk Race, which started in George Square. I won't add them all as they are quite repetitive, but here are a few showing the north side of the square as it looked th...
by peasy23
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:42 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: 1971 Scottish Milk Race
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Re: Glasgow Central Tours {Hidden Victorian Platform}

Don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I did the tour in May 2016 and all these plans were being bandied around by Paul then, and don't really seem to be much further on. I know he gets very little support from Network Rail though so I am sure he is fighting an uphill battle to get funding. He a...
by peasy23
Mon May 22, 2017 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow Central Tours {Hidden Victorian Platform}
Replies: 7
Views: 5322

Re: Past Present Vol 2

I was given the first picture a few weeks back. Petershill played at Hawthorn Park between 1919 and 1935. The ground was situated on the south side of Hawthorn Street, bordered by Memel Street and Blackthorn Street, with houses on the site now. The tenement you can see is on the corner of Hawthorn S...
by peasy23
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Past Present Vol 2
Replies: 1054
Views: 314932

Re: One for the railway heads

Went on the Central station tour today. If you get the chance, buy a ticket. Dave. Did the tour today, excellent way to pass an hour or so. won't post my pics as they aren't any different from Dave's. Paul that runs the tours was both informative and enthusiastic, and gave us some info on things th...
by peasy23
Fri May 06, 2016 1:37 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1738
Views: 372769

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Brilliant pictures, I work in the council vehicle workshops and we used to be in the Polmadie complex which is in one of the pics. We move to Jessie St 18 months or so back and it was obvious that the flats were becoming less and less occupied going by the number of lights that were on. One of the P...
by peasy23
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:09 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!
Replies: 156
Views: 67126

Re: Mystery department store

I'm almost certain that Galls had a store in Springburn when I was a nipper. My Mum and Gran were both avid knitters and I'm fairly sure I was dragged in there regularly when they were stocking up with wool.
by peasy23
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Mystery department store
Replies: 13
Views: 6243

Re: Subway today

Hope to live long enough to see the driver-less trains on the upgraded underground system. Good to note that the reporter didn''t say C*******k O****e. Durachdan, Eddy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35728822 Hmm....I'm a bit luddite I quite like my train to have a driver.... I've been on the...
by peasy23
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Subway today
Replies: 780
Views: 174276

Re: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds

Inspired by the above model I am trying to build my own model of a Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway Island Platform Station building, so I am looking for help with any photographs of the station buildings at Yoker Ferry, Scotstoun East or West as these were narrower than Kilbowie and would fi...
by peasy23
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Model Railways and other Wee Worlds
Replies: 201
Views: 55569

Re: Glasgow Central Tours {Hidden Victorian Platform}

Proof that the missus sometimes does listen to my inane ramblings, surprise present this morning was a ticket for the Glasgow Central tour. Looking forward to it already, and I've still to book the date!
by peasy23
Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:29 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow Central Tours {Hidden Victorian Platform}
Replies: 7
Views: 5322

Re: One for the railway heads

Stolen from a friend's Facebook, passing through Springburn station earlier today. https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11205111_1040049226024432_7433068801236461117_n.jpg?oh=529ebd0e95cd629f57b321b5af62146b&oe=55D271FD And heading past the signalling centre. https://scontent-...
by peasy23
Sat May 09, 2015 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1738
Views: 372769

Re: One for the railway heads

I went to take a picture of the class 55 after it got light this morning, only to find that very class 47 parked right in front of it. Is this all down to Abellio's motive power unit shortage?
by peasy23
Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1738
Views: 372769

Re: One for the railway heads

I work next to Polmadie depot and the class 47 pictured below has been sat there all week, not something you usually see in there. Came in tonight and there is also a class 90 and a class 55 (55003 named Meld to be precise) sitting there too. Makes a change from the usual Virgin stock!
by peasy23
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1738
Views: 372769

Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b017zqw8/timeshift-series-11-8-the-golden-age-of-trams-a-streetcar-named-desire

I'm sure some will have seen this BBC programme about trams before, but it's available on iPlayer at the moment. A few glimpses of Glasgow trams in it.
by peasy23
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses
Replies: 1117
Views: 303934

Re: Danger from old mines and mineshafts

There's also the ever-recurring dip in the southbound lane of the M74, just outside Polamadie train depot - been dug up and repaired numerous times but the mineshaft underneath just keeps sinking... I work in Polmadie and you can put your house on the southbound being closed at night every second o...
by peasy23
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Danger from old mines and mineshafts
Replies: 30
Views: 22439
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