2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

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2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby old jock » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:44 am

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In the absence of anybody else having a suggestion or material for the 2nd of January walk

I've done a little (and I do mean a little) research on the lines around the west end, mainly tracing them etc: and if anybody fancies taking a wander

I know the West End has been done to death and the Botanics Station too but I'm talking desperation here

I'll try to get a bit more done on history before the 2nd, but this will mainly just be a wander through the west end looking at some bits and pieces of the remnants of the lines and I'm sure a lot are more than familiar with them already. It will all be on legal footpaths, its not an exploration session.

Atarting point would be Partick station at 11:00 AM

Don't expect too much, I'll post up again later by which time I hope to have made a bit of progress.

If it rains there should be no shortage of boozers to shelter in.

Anybody with knowledge or maps is more than welcome to come and chip in/contribute/correct/take over as there are quite a few rail buffs on here, with a lot better knowledge than me.

Just hope I can get some info together in time and if anybody has better ideas/material, please feel free I won't be offended (probably relieved)

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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Fossil » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:04 pm

I did mention Troon :D
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby poodiecat » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:57 pm

I am sure it will be absolutely wonderful! Thank you, Old Jock! See you there :D
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Guacho » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:09 pm

Working till 7 ish I'm afraid. Meet for a beer after? Josef suggested a good Govan pub. No such beast. Go West end or Byres Road :-D
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby old jock » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:46 pm

That's a pity G

Meeting at 7ish sound dangerous :wink:
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby old jock » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:24 pm

Started to get material together

I've asked a mod to change the initial starting point to PARTICK STATION, as its a lot more suitable

Kick Off time of 11:00 would remain the same

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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby KateB » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:54 pm

Sounds great to me and I know next to nothing about the railways so anything you tell me will be educational :D Thanks for organising, see you then :)

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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Guacho » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:16 pm

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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby old jock » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:40 am

Guacho wrote:Posted on FB



Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Guacho » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:36 pm

Closed group, not for all and sundry ::):
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:49 pm

Guacho wrote:Closed group, not for all and sundry ::):


Self selecting group :roll:

Seriously though, sounds good ::): . I'll see what I can do on the map front.
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby penguinmonkey » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:45 am

I will be coming but no marching fluid for me as I am working in the evening :x
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Grahame » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:33 am

I should manage along to this, hangover permitting of course :)
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby old jock » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:52 pm

Cannot believe I'm still working on tying up the last few loose ends

I haven't had the time to walk all this in one go or had the weather, but I should have enough material to keep us going until you all cry STOP!!!!

Starting at Partick and some brisk walking and end up at Lock 27 for lunch, well that's the plan, but as I have no idea on timing it may all go horribly wrong :roll:

A good bit will be on some paths and there may be a bit of clambering at some stages to see one or 2 sights (if you want to its not compulsory). So for footwear it would be best if walking boots (or at least stout waterproof variety) are worn.

See you there if you can be arsed

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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby InkMan » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:43 pm

Looking forward to this. Thanks in advance for all your work.

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