Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:46 am

@9 passing the Barras with my old milliner The Calton Cap Shop to the left of the photo.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Mori » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:48 pm

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby DougieMcKerrell » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:07 pm

Regarding the bus crash with the taxi on Queen Victoria Drive at Danes Drive, I have found some information on the incident. I went to the Mitchell Library in North Street, Glasgow and accessed the "Herald" newspaper microfilms.

The information below all comes from the newspaper report.

Go the "The Glasgow Herald" Saturday 05 August, 1972. Look at the report on Page 1, and the picture of Glasgow Corporation bus, LA211 on page 3.

It appears that the taxi was heading west (towards Scotstoun) on Danes Drive and collided with the bus, a service No: 9, heading south on Queen Victoria Drive (towards Dumbarton Road) en-route to George Square when they collided. At the time there were no traffic lights at the junction.

They collided and ended stationary in the garden at 99 Queen Victoria Drive, and according to the then residents of the house, Mr and Mrs Thomas McNay, this was the second such collision and called for traffic signals to be installed.

Two taxi passengers, Robert McEwan (60) and his wife, Elizabeth (59) of 280 Lincoln Avenue, Knightswood, Glasgow, who were home in holiday from Canada, were both killed, while the taxi driver, Hugh Brown, (52) of 127 Templeland Road, Pollok, Glasgow, was detained in hospital with multiple injuries.

Two bus passengers were injured: Robert McTaggart, (56) 9 Chaplet Avenue, Knightswood, Glasgow, had chest injuries, while Alan McFarlane, 7, 10 Inchfad Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow, sustained injuries - see one of the above comments for more on this.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby trolleybus » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:17 pm

The restoration of Glasgow Standard tram 488 is going well. For all the latest information visit http://www.488.cyberpictures.net

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby scaryman2u » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:25 pm

Is Glasgow Ken still around ?
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:58 pm

scaryman2u wrote:Is Glasgow Ken still around ?

I was thinking that myself the other day. I do hope so.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Fat Cat » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:35 pm

Lucky Poet wrote:
scaryman2u wrote:Is Glasgow Ken still around ?

I was thinking that myself the other day. I do hope so.


I was thinking the same.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby gap74 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:18 pm

His website is still on the go, last updated in February:

http://glasgowtransport.co.uk/

EDIT: Shit, just noticed the obituary for him on the front page. Damn. Mo and Kenny both gone in the last year.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Mark N » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:39 pm

It was actually February 2013, so just over a year ago :(
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:12 pm

Aw, I can't believe this, what a nice, gentle man. :(
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Fat Cat » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:08 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Aw, I can't believe this, what a nice, gentle man. :(



This. Damn shame.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby tobester » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:10 pm

Sad to see that, he seemed a really nice guy who was knowledgeable in his love of Glasgow.

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:14 pm

Aw fucksticks. How sad.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Vinegar Tom » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:22 pm

Oh dear. Terrible news.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby gap74 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:51 pm

Looks like it was actually two years ago:

http://familynotices.eveningtimes.co.uk ... 0c59b12z3r
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