Further modern works saw the end of an ancient form of transport on a local stretch of the Clyde.
The Lanarkshire County Council offered for sale the old Lampits ferry at Carstairs, now made redundant by the building of a new bridge over the river. The council emphasised that the old vessel was in good nick and would go to the buyer who had the best public use for it and not necessarily the highest bidder, something which, under current 'Best Value' regulations, would be entirely illegal!
My Kitten wrote:Anyone fancy a wee shot on the ferry? I've always fancied it (have a wee trip round Renfrew too?)
Dugald wrote:"HH, I did search to see if anything had been written about the Finnieston tunnel before i posted and there was nothing about the tunnel; however, I now see that i had only searched this thread. If I'd searched all threads I'd have found, as you suggest, enough to satisfy even the most ferocious burrower ... 136 entries to be exact (a wee bit too many to read through).
Dugald wrote:Anyway, I see you have crossed by the Finniesten tunnel... it's so old I'm sure it must have been leaking when you used it.
Dugald wrote: I have driven and cycled through the Linthouse tunnel quite a few times, but never have i walked through it. I'm not sure if I'd want to walk through it!
Dugald wrote: By the way, I still have the ticket for Erskine Ferry from the last time I used this ferry.
glasgowken wrote:My Kitten wrote:Anyone fancy a wee shot on the ferry? I've always fancied it (have a wee trip round Renfrew too?)
Have you never been on it kitten ? I must admit until last year, I hadn't used it for a good few years
A few pics from 2006.
(EDIT: I sized these to 750 pix wide, but on my screen there's still a bit chopped off the right side )
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