Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

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Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby Smartalex » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:21 am

Happy Birthday you auld Shoogler you. :D

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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby Verbal Kint » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:31 pm

Happy Birthday! Clockwork Orange, Here's to the next 115 years.
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby cell » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:48 pm

Long live the ginger tube!
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby Haggis » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:30 pm

Yes thanks to victorians eh.it should be linked up to city union line on south side also linked at st enoch to low level and glasgow cross could be linked up with city union line and low level.that would extend its reach without much cost.Glasgow needs it now.lets show eburgh how to do it properly.
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby yoker brian » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:06 pm

cell wrote:Long live the ginger tube!


I hope your not referring to this ginger tube

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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby cell » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:00 pm

I must be mellowing, I find myself not hating Chris Evans as much as I used to
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:16 pm

I still hate journalists and people who should know better than to refer to The Underground or The Subway as the Clockwork Orange.
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby yoker brian » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:13 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:I still hate journalists and people who should know better than to refer to The Underground or The Subway as the Clockwork Orange.


:D -

I agree with you Dex - as a born & bred Glaswegian,who can remember his last trips on the old pre-modernisation system, to me it will always be The Subway, I point blank refuse to call it The Underground or Clockwork Orange and god help anyone who has the audacity to even mention the words "The Tube" in my vicinity!
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby glasgowken » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:31 pm

I was only half listening to the news earlier but i'm sure I heard some guy say the name was changed to Underground in the 70s. It was changed in 1937 to disassociate the public's memory from the old unreliable cable hauled system. Most still called it the Subway though.
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby yoker brian » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:05 am

glasgowken wrote:I was only half listening to the news earlier but i'm sure I heard some guy say the name was changed to Underground in the 70s. It was changed in 1937 to disassociate the public's memory from the old unreliable cable hauled system. Most still called it the Subway though.


Didn't think you were that old Ken ::):

I know there was a rebranding exercise to change it back from the Underground to back to being called the Subway - most stations now have the name of the Station displayed above the entrance where before it was the big U logo
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby glasgowken » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:13 am

Cheeky whipper snapper, I bought the first ticket ::):

It was officially changed back to Subway in 2003 (according to my site, so it must be true :? ), I suppose they bowed to public sentiment although the cynic in me thinks it was a publicity stunt and 99.9% of the public couldn't give a sod what it's called.
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby yoker brian » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:58 am

glasgowken wrote:Cheeky whipper snapper, I bought the first ticket ::):


And here's the evidence

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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby cell » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:20 am

yoker brian wrote:
Dexter St. Clair wrote:I still hate journalists and people who should know better than to refer to The Underground or The Subway as the Clockwork Orange.


:D -

I agree with you Dex - as a born & bred Glaswegian,who can remember his last trips on the old pre-modernisation system, to me it will always be The Subway, I point blank refuse to call it The Underground or Clockwork Orange and god help anyone who has the audacity to even mention the words "The Tube" in my vicinity!



God forbid anyone would be have posted a tongue in cheek reference to name of Glasgow's own train set

I've never minded the "clockwork orange" tag, I like the dark undertones (Burgess/Angelic Upstarts) that it evokes rather than the cute toy town image than the journalist was probably aiming for.
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby the researcher » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:04 pm

a friend of mine who lives in bothwell used to work at st georges x and used to take the bus to buchanan st station then walk to st georges x he never used the subway he thought he would end up in helensburgh or somewhere if he used it
yet all he had to do was ask for a ticket at buchanan st for st georges x
i reckon he must be the only person in the glasgow area thats never been on the subway ::): ::):
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Re: Glasgow Subway is 115 yrs Old Today!

Postby glasgowken » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:47 pm

yoker brian wrote:
glasgowken wrote:Cheeky whipper snapper, I bought the first ticket ::):


And here's the evidence

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