tombro wrote:I can remember 'the midden men' and the electric milk carts of the late 1950's mentioned by Dugald. I also have great memories of Govan where my Grandmother lived in McGregor Street. Travelling from Drumchapel, we'd either cross the Clyde on the ferry to Govan or catch the Subway from any one of a number of stations, getting off at Govan Cross. From there we'd catch a tram up to Craigton Road, or sometimes even the Trolley Bus !
Like Dugald, I think in those days that Glasgow had a fantastic Transport System !Regards, Tombro
tombro wrote:Dugald,I guess my recollections of the electric milk carts may have come from an earlier life in Possil, or even memories of Benny Hill's 'Ernie' !
I'm sorry, though, that you didn't like the trolley buses because I used to love riding on both them and the trams.
It's interesting to consider that, fifty-odd years on, electric Trolley Buses and Trams are now considered the epitome of successful Transort System in many of the world's major cities, and that the Glagow Corporation was providing exactly that service (and even an exceptionally successful Underground Transport System) in that late 1950's period !
What the hell has happened since ?Regards,Tombro
cell wrote:Excellent info Peasy, any chance you could ask around to find out if Polmadie actually generated electricity, any info would be greatly appreciated. I can’t believe that they were burning tons of rubbish and not using the waste heat for something.
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