One for the railway heads

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One for the railway heads

Postby james73 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:52 pm

A copy of George Blake's original brochure about the introduction of
the Blue Trains has been turned into a pdf and is available here:

http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/BRS_Glasgow1960.pdf



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Postby glasgowken » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:56 pm

Lovely book that, I think it was the first old transport book I ever bought :)
What a shame they had to cover the front passenger observation windows during the refurb. A ride on these trains with that view, was the highlight of the week for me :D
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Postby StevenJ » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:26 pm

bugger. not there now :(
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:30 pm

Try it from the page itself. and click on the link next to 'Glasgow Electric'.

http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/listin ... &submit=Go

8O BIG url.
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Postby McShad » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:41 pm

try

http://tinyurl.com/dgtrx

makes like a little shorter :)
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Postby StevenJ » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:42 pm

there certainly is a big link - but no pdf.....

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Postby glasgowken » Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:58 pm

Could we have broke it by downloading too many times ? :?
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Postby StevenJ » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:19 pm

dunno, but just tried it now, directly from the original link, and this time it worked!
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Postby james73 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:32 pm

Click my original link, then click 'go' in the address bar - works for me.



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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:40 pm

james73 wrote:Click my original link, then click 'go' in the address bar - works for me.



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All I'm getting is this James :?

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /documents/BRS_Glasgow1960.pdf on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


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Apache/1.3.34 Server at http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk Port 80




and the .pdf doc doesn't appear to be listed on the main page also... Hmm?
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Postby james73 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:35 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:
james73 wrote:Click my original link, then click 'go' in the address bar - works for me.



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All I'm getting is this James :?

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /documents/BRS_Glasgow1960.pdf on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


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Apache/1.3.34 Server at http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk Port 80




and the .pdf doc doesn't appear to be listed on the main page also... Hmm?

I get that, but when I then click the 'Go' button in Firefox it downloads ok. :?


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Postby Alycidon » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:43 am

Seems to be working again this morning, but if anyone is still having problems accessing it drop me a PM and I will email a copy.
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Rucola » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:21 pm

As it's on the front cover of that brochure, I may as well ask here in this thread: What's that blue and yellow logo?

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Was it a short-lived BR logo later displaced by the famous double arrow, or something specific to Blue Trains in Glasgow? What was it called?

I can remember seeing a big sign with it at Uddingston station as a kid in the 1970s, and it's on this picture of Bridgeton Central too:

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It appears to be the wrong way round on that photo; presumably it looked correct if you were approaching it from the west.
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby glasgowken » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:15 pm

It was introduced for the Blue Trains.
If I remember correctly it's meant to be a symbol of a pantograph (the thing on top of the train which collects the power) intersecting the Clyde.
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby samscafeamericain » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:03 am

glasgowken wrote:It was introduced for the Blue Trains.
If I remember correctly it's meant to be a symbol of a pantograph (the thing on top of the train which collects the power) intersecting the Clyde.


Really, wow. I always thought it was directional arrows.
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