Clyde Tunnel

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Fat Cat » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:20 pm

My dad worked on the Clyde Tunnel when it was being built. He used to have to go into a compression chamber after working down there. Hard work indeed.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby glasgowken » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:56 am

Dunno if this has been posted before.

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Mori » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:56 pm

evening times

Clyde Tunnel concert axed

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PLANS for a concert by 1000 singers in the Clyde Tunnel have been scrapped.
Glasgow City Council has refused to allow the tunnel to be closed for a concert because of serious safety concerns.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby glasgowken » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:05 pm

Couldn't they have left the lights on ? :?
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Clyde Tunnel Pic

Postby AzimScot » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:33 pm

Driving through the Clyde tunnel the other day and I noticed a large wide banner of the earth's globe on it? What is being advertised? It was at night so I couldn't see at all.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel Pic

Postby MungoDundas » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:35 am

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Re: Clyde Tunnel Pic

Postby onyirtodd » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:38 am

MungoDundas wrote:It's just art, ...................



That's a matter of opinion.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby scotty » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:23 pm

Hi, found this pdf that's got details of the fire safety model they used!

http://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/bitstream/1 ... 2006+a.pdf

One other thing i've always wondered about was the red art sculptures on Glasgow road near Drumpellier golf course, can't remember where I heard it but someone said the metal sections were taken from parts replaced in the Clyde Tunnel. They look like sections from the pictures i've seen, but its only a roumor i'd heard!

And also another PDF all about the Autoscope system http://autoscope.com/news_publications/ ... Tested.pdf

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby cumbo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:25 pm

The tunnel southwards bound

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Fossil » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:26 pm

very poor
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:02 pm

Sir Alan Muir Wood

Designer of the Clyde Tunnel; Born August 8, 1921; Died February 1, 2009.

SIR Alan Muir Wood, the designer of the Clyde Tunnel who has died aged 87, has been styled the "father of modern tunnelling".

A Brunelian figure, his development of civil engineering made possible such late twentieth-century infrastructure projects as the Channel Tunnel.

His design of Glasgow's sub-river crossing responded to challenges of keeping the tunnel face stable when encountering waterbearing sands and gravel beneath the river bed. He also had to establish a design that coped with a route dipping down through the flatlands of Govan before rising steeply on the north side to counter the steep brae of Balshagray hill.


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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby brickwall » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:59 pm

You have to admit that in tunnel terms, the Clyde Tunnel is about as poor a show as tunnels can get. Quite bloody awful really.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:45 pm

On the evidence that you have presented I don't have to admit anything.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:55 pm

Brickwall - You've been 'Dextered'.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby HollowHorn » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:09 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:On the evidence that you have presented I don't have to admit anything.

Check out the 'heavy brickwork' evidence on his avatar, easy peasy.
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