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

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

Postby Guacho » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:41 pm

Kate and Heather from the facebook group have declared :D
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:51 pm

Thanks to Jock for a brilliant day out! And for arranging the tunnel cover during the hail storm!
Thanks to everyone else for the company, and the chat.
Glasgow ya bas!
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Grahame » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:54 am

Second that!
Really enjoyed the day, saw a few places I hadn't been to before, and the timing of the 'shelter' was just perfect!
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby jennymac » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:24 pm

Yes indeed! Good day, even shelter from the storm organised, thanks to Old Jock & JJB! Lost count of no. of tunnels viewed! Thank you & well done Old Jock.
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:26 pm

You're a star, Old Jock. Thank you, and thanks to the rest of you too.
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby old jock » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:39 pm

Well I don't know if you're just all being kind but the thanks is appreciated.

As we only completed half of the material, on LPs suggestion I'll keep the other half for the next January walk unless somebody comes up with something better. If they do that's great and the material can be used for a regular walk at another time.

The Dams walk I did before was poorly attended, I don't know if that was just bad timing or not many have an interest in infrastructure. Later I'd be happy to rerun that walk if any interest is shown too. The subject was the Gorbals Water Works the first decent clean water supply parts of Glasgow had, it's a walk at the back end of the Dams 2 Darnley park, maybe a bit too geeky for some. It's out by Barrhead, but I'd need to finds a better approach to it as the Aur's Road walk in is nothing short of dangerous. The other thing about out there is that there is it's pretty isolated, nothing in the way of toilets, places to eat etc: so it would have to be a self sufficient walk, plenty of "tea", rolls and hip flasks would be required. As far as toilets its pretty isolated so loads of undergrowth to provide privacy for a quick toilet stop, if your not too fussy.............just a thought and I'll let the mods give it a bit of consideration.

There is at least one other HG'r (possibly more) got a walk in the planning stages too that I'm aware of, so with a bit of luck the tradition can continue.

I'm not putting myself forward because I've got any great knowledge, far from it, I simply enjoy the walks and the company and it would be a poorer day (for me anyway) if the walks were discontinued.

Glad it wasn't the total flop I thought it might be and it was really good to see you all again

John

ps: Anybody take any pics or was the weather that bad or the subject matter not of sufficient interest ?
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby InkMan » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:51 pm

That was such an interesting day so thanks to everyone but especially John for the impressive amount of information. Thanks as well to Petra for the Hunters Tea and to all for the great company.

To follow up on a couple of conversations:

Low Blood Sugar in non-Diabetics:
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/fac ... garlow.htm

Charlie Brooker's amazing tribute to Oliver Postgate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAftt3UnzoI

Oh; and the actor from the Running Man was Richard Dawson:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawson

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

Postby Grahame » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:21 am

Another side story - gap74's aerial picture collection has a nice view of the mysterious empty house at the bottom of Beaconsfield Road (bottom centre) and the sadly demolished Homeland maternity home across the road.
You can just about make out the railway line as it exited the tunnel on the right of the picture, and there's a good view of the paper works with the spur line coming across the river.
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby KateB » Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:41 pm

Thanks for the info Shuggy :)
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:54 pm

old jock wrote:Anybody take any pics... ?


Regrettably few on my part, as there was a lot to take in, but in summary - an alluring tunnel (Balgray):
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An intriguing old building (ex-Kelvinside Railway Station):
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And a pub:
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I'm sure others covered it a bit better!
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby old jock » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:49 am

LP & Graeme

Thanks for the posts. I'm trying to get a copy of that aerial photogrpahy collection it would be handy. Thanks for the picture

LP loving the Balgary I'll need to get up there myself at some time and take some pictures of it before its backfilled............I just know it will be one day by the Elf & Safeti Wombles

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

Postby HollowHorn » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:55 pm

old jock wrote:Thanks for the posts. I'm trying to get a copy of that aerial photogrpahy collection it would be handy. Thanks for the picture


They are here:

http://panoramas.bzncl.tv/Gap74/Gap74-Kelvindale_1.html

If you want a copy on DVD, give me a shout.
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:47 pm

old jock wrote:The Dams walk I did before was
worth repeating. I was on the original walk and can vouch for that.
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Re: 2nd Jan Walk West End Railway Wander (No Tunnel Walking)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:08 pm

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

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:13 pm

Missed this one due to being refreshed:

ImageHG L&D R- 05 View from Kelvinside Railway Station by vinegartom40, on Flickr
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