Sighthill Tunnel?

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Sighthill Tunnel?

Postby Beavis64 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:40 pm

Does anyone remember an old tunnel in sighthill around the late 1970's?
It was near the eastern side of baird st police station, just before the old scrapyard on the edge of springburn road.
It's now been filled in and covered over by grass and trees.
I used to play in it with my cousins when I was a nipper but no-one else can remember it for some reason.
If anyone has photos of the area including the scrapyard can you post them on here, it would be great to see them again and bring back some happy childhood memories.
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Postby StevenJ » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:40 pm

I have no knowledge of the tunnel, but here are a few pics from where the scrapyard is:

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http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=260500&y=666500&z=4&sv=260500,666500&st=4&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf&ax=260500&ay=666500

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the scrapyard is now a 24hr tesco :(
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Postby Beavis64 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:53 pm

Those pics are unavailable......no the 24hr tesco is further up springburn rd, the scrapyard was directly opposite charles st in royston.
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Postby Spaniard » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:24 pm

What you remember is the northern portal of Buchanan Street Station tunnel.


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Postby james73 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:03 pm

Spaniard wrote:What you remember is the northern portal of Buchanan Street Station tunnel.


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But he said the tunnel was on the "eastern side of baird st police station" and
the Buchanan Street tunnel is to the west of the police station. :?



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Postby tommytank » Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:45 pm

StevenJ wrote:I have no knowledge of the tunnel, but here are a few pics from where the scrapyard is:

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8O 8O 8O What are those old trains all about? They still in existence?
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Postby Alycidon » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:18 pm

That photograph actually pre-dates the scrapyard and the locomotives are Clayton type 1s, the last of which were withdrawn in 1975. The two locomotives in the photograph were actually towed to Norwich for scrapping! The scrapyard was owned by MC Metals and was established about 1987 on the surplus land created when BR Engineering's Glasgow Works contracted. I Think that MC Metals was an offshoot of McWilliama of Shettleston, who also cut up lots of locomotives.

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Postby Beavis64 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:42 pm

It's definetely not the Buchanan Street tunnel as it's on the other side of baird street, and why can't I see any of the pics posted?
Can you paste in the link so I can check them out, thx.
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Postby Alycidon » Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:50 am

The photo you can't see is on the top row, right hand column in this gallery

http://www.wnxx.com/gallery/17/index.html

Same problem as I had last week - gaps in the file name (lesson learned!)
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Postby StevenJ » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:49 am

Alycidon wrote:The photo you can't see is on the top row, right hand column in this gallery
http://www.wnxx.com/gallery/17/index.html
Same problem as I had last week - gaps in the file name (lesson learned!)

worked in firefox for me :(

will bear this in mind in future.....
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