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Postby Schiehallion » Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:14 pm

Modern Fossil wrote:aye thats wartime :) How about in the 50's 60s 70s?

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That picture is from 1951.
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Postby Fossil » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:43 pm

Anyone remember the woman inspector at Buchanan Bus station, Hair in a sort of beehive she looked like a cheep Babs Windsor

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Postby Mori » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:30 pm

:) ::): aye Fossil i remember her . she used to shout out "C'moan Getaff"
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Postby glasgowken » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:49 pm

Employment of woman drivers by the GCT was sporadic over the years, at times there was a complete ban on taking on any new ones.
The GCT, which was better than many employers, did have some quite harsh rules regarding women, this is from a 1969 rulebook.

42. Pregnancy - A conductress who becomes pregnant will not be allowed to continue in the service of the Department, and must immediatly intimate her resignation.
No Sick Pay will be granted for absence due to pregnancy.


Almost makes being pregnant a crime 8O


Now lets have a nice cup of tea, and look at more piccys :D

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Postby Pgcc93 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:04 pm

Any topless pics :wink:
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Postby glasgowken » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:08 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:Any topless pics :wink:


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Postby McShad » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:33 pm

Just how many times did they paint those buses? They must have doubled their weight with the layers of paint.
I see some of the 'A' Ailsa buses are still on the go.... those were real bone shakers with the drivers cab exiting to the right via a slide door and a big black grill on the front....
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Postby scotia47 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:56 pm

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Two sets of doors? :?

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I remember seeing some with front bumpers like that. What were they in aid of? :?

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I love that livery. Never seen it on an Atlantean before, but I do remember a few Metrobuses* painted in a similar scheme. They also had nice coach-style sheets. :)

McShad wrote:I see some of the 'A' Ailsa buses are still on the go.... those were real bone shakers with the drivers cab exiting to the right via a slide door and a big black grill on the front....


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*a Metrobus:

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If you look closely you can see the type of seats I was talking about in the lower deck. Didn't a couple have them upstairs as well?
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Postby james73 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:45 pm

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Anyone know where that is? :?



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Postby skintobalinto » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:15 pm

james73 wrote:
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Anyone know where that is? :?



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Is that not where the Holiday Inn Express is now on the Corner of Stockwell St. The bridge may be running into St. Enoch Station
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Postby Mori » Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:46 pm

31 ST ENOCH SQUARE TO CARMUNNOCK

The old St Enoch train station staircase to the right.

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Recruitment Flyer. :)

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Postby glasgowken » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:04 pm

McShad wrote:Just how many times did they paint those buses? They must have doubled their weight with the layers of paint.
I see some of the 'A' Ailsa buses are still on the go.... those were real bone shakers with the drivers cab exiting to the right via a slide door and a big black grill on the front....


Generally buses were simply recoated, they were not stripped. My old bus was never stripped, and still carries every coat of paint it's ever had, including the original GCT colours.



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That livery is known as Strathclyde coach livery, it was applied to several buses used on tours & coach hires. As you said some buses were upgraded even more, hence the coach seating fitted to the Metrobuses. Some hires would venture into England, so bus seats wouldn't do (too harsh on the arses).


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The Firestone H.E.L.P. bumpers were fitted to 6 Atlanteans as an experiment, obviously not too successfully, or cost effective, as they were never used again.
Atlanteans, especially the early models were always vunrable in the event of an accident, above the chassis, all that stands in the way of the driver and another vehicle, is two layers of fibreglass and a few bits of small machinery & framework.
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Atlantean with front panel removed.


In the 1960's dual door buses were all the rage in the UK bus industry. Glasgow got it's first one in 1968. The idea was passengers would enter by the front door, and leave by the centre.
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Despite operating very successfully in cities such as Edinburgh, & London, the dual door idea was hated by the Glasgow public. All buses with them were all converted to single door by 1979.
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Postby Apollo » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:46 pm

Maybe not strictly Glessca, but they were still handy, and operated out of Buchanan St.

Any pics with the green buses, think they were SMT?
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Postby Schiehallion » Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:03 pm

Glasgow Bus 1870's style.
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George V Bridge going into town 1950's.
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Flooding in Hawthorn St 1968.
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Under Kingston Bridge 1968.
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Crash in George Square 1954.
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Postby Apollo » Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:08 pm

'Crash in George Square 1954' begs the question:

What's the interesting structure that can be seen built on the square in the background?
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