Search found 1609 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Buses Today

Just remember that DB being state owned it means if you have a complaint you have to write to the German Transport Minister. Nationalisation by the backdoor? :o
by RDR
Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Buses Today
Replies: 623
Views: 138906

Re: Buses Today

Anyone get on the Arriva 17 from Glasgow town via Paisley? Horrible timings for the buses, they turn up whenever they feel like it! Arriva, terrible company, used to sell motor cycles, wish they had stuck to that. One of the companies that took over part of the old Western SMT network......and dest...
by RDR
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Buses Today
Replies: 623
Views: 138906

Re: The Walrus & The Carpenter

I remember the Walrus and Carpenter well. I used to work opposite it. Not strictly a toy shop but one of may favourite childhood shops was the Clyde Model Dockyard in Argyll Arcade. When did that close down? It might tell you in here somewhere. Ta! I was going to mention the shop in Cambridge Stree...
by RDR
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: The Walrus & The Carpenter
Replies: 33
Views: 18604

Re: One for the railway heads

Those class 70's have more than a passing resemblence to class 58's, the last locomotives to be built by BREL. :(
by RDR
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1740
Views: 405533

Re: The Walrus & The Carpenter

I remember the Walrus and Carpenter well. I used to work opposite it.
Not strictly a toy shop but one of may favourite childhood shops was the Clyde Model Dockyard in Argyll Arcade. When did that close down?
by RDR
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: The Walrus & The Carpenter
Replies: 33
Views: 18604

Re: Last Famous Person You Saw On The Streets Of Glasgow was...

Alan Rough in Sauchiehall Street at lunchtime. Bit bigger than he was when he was playing. :o
by RDR
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Last Famous Person You Saw On The Streets Of Glasgow was...
Replies: 729
Views: 185367

Re: Views from your office window

I work from a number of offices, so at least get a change of view on a regular basis. This morning I could see the Campsies, with some snow on them still. This afternoon, McCormacks Music on Bath Street. Sometimes I get to have a view of the sewage works at Shieldhall.......smell leaves a lot to be ...
by RDR
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Views from your office window
Replies: 28
Views: 3868

Re: One for the railway heads

If you're taking Brigit's post as any kind of criticism of something you've said, R, then there's no need to. It was meant in a light-hearted fashion, and should be taken that way. It's nice to keep related material together, though, and whilst, as you say, it's all transport, equally this site is ...
by RDR
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1740
Views: 405533

Re: One for the railway heads

Buses today > .....and your point is? .. and Brigit's point is, that there's a bus thread and train threads, and there was a bus discussion going on on a Railway one. I believe strict demarcation lines are preserved in the transport-fan world. Wow. Transport fan etiquitte, now that is a new one. It...
by RDR
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1740
Views: 405533

Re: One for the railway heads

BrigitDoon wrote:Buses today >


.....and your point is?
by RDR
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1740
Views: 405533

Re: Swedgers

Thanks for the memories guys :) Space Dust, Golfballs and many more. What about strawberry lips? I liked strawberry bon bons and cinamin balls. Zoom ice lollies were good and jubilees were just the business. I have a very early memory of a sweet that had a surprise in it. I thought it might have be...
by RDR
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Swedgers
Replies: 196
Views: 48215

Re: One for the railway heads

Drifting off topic, but where I work in Dumbarton is next door to the First Bus Garage, this depot must have the oldest collection of buses in the country, S,T, and X registrations are the norm. I'm sure some of the bus companies round about Motherwell beat that. Coakley specialise in fourth hand e...
by RDR
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1740
Views: 405533

Re: Old Glasgow Hospitals

Never will forget the "ear nose and throat" at the bottom of Elmbank St/ St Vincent St. Was flat on my back in the place and watched "Foinavon" win the Grand National on a ward TV. Did that move to Florence St in the Gorbals or were there two places ? Two different places. The c...
by RDR
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Hospitals & Asylums
Replies: 135
Views: 48368

Re: The Barras and its future

The Barras Story The Barras Story is a community-led heritage and learning project using archive photography, film and oral history to explore the social, cultural, historical and economic importance of the Barras Market to the East End of Glasgow. Set-up in 1921 by Maggie McIver, the traders and p...
by RDR
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: The Barras and its future
Replies: 153
Views: 64216

Re: One for the railway heads

One of the worst trains ever invented, its basically a leyland national bus body on train bogies, as the train back bouced along the track, it felt like it was going to leave the rails. 142 Pacer (aka Nodding Donkey) err no bogies, the underframe is based on a freight wagon design used as per the V...
by RDR
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: One for the railway heads
Replies: 1740
Views: 405533
PreviousNext

Return to advanced search

cron