Clyde Tunnel

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby aye69 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:32 am

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Mori » Fri May 08, 2009 12:31 am



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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby kathyf » Sat May 09, 2009 10:40 am

Actually, the main reason the council changed their mind about the choir event in the road tunnel was because
they thought terrorists might infiltrate the choir.... the idea still makes me smile..! The piece of music that was composed for the event was performed in the kelvin art galleries main hall instead (Tunnel Echoes -March 13 2009)
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Mori » Sat May 09, 2009 6:03 pm

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby scaryman2u » Sat May 09, 2009 7:54 pm

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Bridie » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:46 am

Beautiful pic ^^^^Mori

So,I haven't been in the tunnel for a couple of years and what a sad place to be then for a couple of minutes 8O
Have they done anything to it since?
Why did they let it get so bad?
I was taken,by car,through it when it opened as a treat - and back again - twice :D

By the way, why can't they build a tunnel, structually, between N I and Scotland?
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Grahame » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:57 am

Bridie wrote:By the way, why can't they build a tunnel, structurally, between N I and Scotland?

There's a huge deep trench halfway across that was used as a dumping ground for old munitions during the war. Can't remember what it's called, but I was on the boat laying a fibre-optic communications cable between NI and Scotland for Mercury Communications (remember them?), which came ashore at Ardrossan, and remember the technical manager saying how problematic the trench had been for them, as they had to be careful where they laid the cable across it.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Bridie » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:06 am

Grahame wrote:
Bridie wrote:By the way, why can't they build a tunnel, structurally, between N I and Scotland?

There's a huge deep trench halfway across that was used as a dumping ground for old munitions during the war. Can't remember what it's called, but I was on the boat laying a fibre-optic communications cable between NI and Scotland for Mercury Communications (remember them?), which came ashore at Ardrossan, and remember the technical manager saying how problematic the trench had been for them, as they had to be careful where they laid the cable across it.

Thanks Grahame - apologies this is on another thread
http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6552&hilit=N+IRELAND+BRIDGE

(how do you hyperlink here with a catchy heading?)
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Bridie » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:05 am

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat May 15, 2010 4:50 pm

Couple of pics from the other day:
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Oldandbold » Sat May 15, 2010 7:12 pm

The tunnel is constructed of curved cast iron sections, clearly seen in Mori's picture. These were cast at the Carron Iron Works at Falkirk. Transported to the cutting, and bolted together end to end to form the large ring section,then side to side to form the tunnel.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby motman » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:29 am

This is my first attempt to post piccies to HG. I've studied the FAQs, so if I've cocked it up apologies and any advice is gratefully received.
This is the Clyde Tunnel opening day programme 5th July 1963.

[Admin edit : Click on photo below for full programme contents.]

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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby peter » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:58 pm

Oldandbold wrote:The tunnel is constructed of curved cast iron sections, clearly seen in Mori's picture. These were cast at the Carron Iron Works at Falkirk. Transported to the cutting, and bolted together end to end to form the large ring section,then side to side to form the tunnel.

Are you sure about that. When I was an apprentice in H&W Clyde Foundry i was working in the Pattern Shop. There they made the wooden patterns and these were cast in the Clyde Foundry.
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby motman » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:58 pm

peter wrote:
Oldandbold wrote:The tunnel is constructed of curved cast iron sections, clearly seen in Mori's picture. These were cast at the Carron Iron Works at Falkirk. Transported to the cutting, and bolted together end to end to form the large ring section,then side to side to form the tunnel.

Are you sure about that. When I was an apprentice in H&W Clyde Foundry i was working in the Pattern Shop. There they made the wooden patterns and these were cast in the Clyde Foundry.

My wee book above (page 26) suggests that both of you are correct - there were 5 companies involved in casting the tunnel segments.
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