alaways interesting reading stuff like this: for the stuff that exists/existed/worked but from when it was new and 'modern' an also for stuff which was proposed but never realised or caught on at the time.
Came across this recently, does any one know if this company was connected to George Bennie or anything about the company? Lift engineering doesn’t seem a million miles from rail planes apart from the direction of travel. I did find a reference to an original lift in the Albert Chambers at 11, 13 & 15 Bath Street in a listed building report, this was built around 1901.
The location of the remains of the railplane structures came up during last weeks River Kelvin walk.
I plumbed in the coordinates from Monument's research , and it turns out that we probably passed quite close by in the final stage of the walk. I have plotted our route as a red line and the foundation locations as a red cross.
I seem to remember reading Bennie either built or was in negotiations to build an elevated railplane somewhere else in the world. Probably read in Bill Black's book, but its not to hand just now as I'm in sunny Coventry.
You can take the man out of Maryhill, but you can't take Maryhill out of the man.
my wife is a bearsden lass but she can remember her dad taking her up to milngavie to see the remnants of the railplane which she thinks was in what is now the rugby field. In those days the railplane had no real historic significance it was no more than a pile of scrap and a blot on the landscape. Nowadays we realize that it could have been a worthwhile transport system