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springfield quay

Postby glasgowgub » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:45 pm

just back from odeon at springfield quay. the place looks like anyone of the countless number of entertainment parks sprouting up all over scotland- you know ,brewers fare new bingo, frankly horrible. anyways has anyone pictures of how the place used to look? :)
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Postby james73 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:56 am

That area used to be (imaginatively) called General Terminus Quay. The
bit where all the grotty "restaurants" are now is towards the top of
the image below.

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Postby DMcNay » Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:37 am

Lovin' that new avatar James ::):
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Postby JamesMc » Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:48 am

In more recent times, i seem to recall a long pedestrian tunnel like the SECC tunnel which came off the main road roughly where the steps down into the Quay are now, which was used by Royal Mail workers to get into a depot? it's a bit hazy.

James, i'm loving that avatar. Useless movie trivia which you may know, but that whole "i amuse you?" scene was improvised, Ray Liotta didn't know where it was going. brilliant.

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Postby james73 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:36 pm

JamesMc wrote:In more recent times, i seem to recall a long pedestrian tunnel like the SECC tunnel which came off the main road roughly where the steps down into the Quay are now, which was used by Royal Mail workers to get into a depot? it's a bit hazy.


Hmm, interesting. In the picture above you can see the railway sidings
converging towards a bridge which carries Paisley Road West above. This
is now filled in and built-on on the south side of the road. I wonder if it's
this that was a partial tunnel before? The rail lines headed down to the
main Glasgow to Paisley line at Shields Road, but were removed years
ago.





JamesMc wrote:James, i'm loving that avatar. Useless movie trivia which you may know, but that whole "i amuse you?" scene was improvised, Ray Liotta didn't know where it was going. brilliant.


I didn't know that actually, cheers. ::):





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Postby JamesMc » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:19 pm

james73 wrote:
JamesMc wrote:In more recent times, i seem to recall a long pedestrian tunnel like the SECC tunnel which came off the main road roughly where the steps down into the Quay are now, which was used by Royal Mail workers to get into a depot? it's a bit hazy.


Hmm, interesting. In the picture above you can see the railway sidings
converging towards a bridge which carries Paisley Road West above. This
is now filled in and built-on on the south side of the road. I wonder if it's
this that was a partial tunnel before? The rail lines headed down to the
main Glasgow to Paisley line at Shields Road, but were removed years
ago.


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That explains why you have to go down steps to the bit next to the cinema, didn't realise it was a bridge which was filled in. The tunnel i was thinking of though, was like the red plastic thingy over the expressway which adorns our very homepage, i'm sure it had a royal mail crest over the entrance.
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Postby james73 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:24 pm

I think I remember seeing it actually. Don't recall when it was removed
though. Presumably around the time the Royal Mail bailed out of Springfield
Quay - mid -1990's?





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Postby JamesMc » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:30 pm

james73 wrote:I think I remember seeing it actually. Don't recall when it was removed
though. Presumably around the time the Royal Mail bailed out of Springfield
Quay - mid -1990's?

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That sounds spot on. When did the Quay complex open? About 1996?
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Postby glasgowgub » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:38 pm

thanks lads :D
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Postby JamesMc » Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:43 am

JamesMc wrote:In more recent times, i seem to recall a long pedestrian tunnel like the SECC tunnel which came off the main road roughly where the steps down into the Quay are now, which was used by Royal Mail workers to get into a depot? it's a bit hazy.

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Found a picture of it on the glasgow Story, it's at the very bottom of the pic, leading to the Royal Mail buildings

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/imagevie ... =TGSE00304

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Postby martin » Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:57 am

james73 wrote:Hmm, interesting. In the picture above you can see the railway sidings
converging towards a bridge which carries Paisley Road West above. This
is now filled in and built-on on the south side of the road. I wonder if it's
this that was a partial tunnel before? The rail lines headed down to the
main Glasgow to Paisley line at Shields Road, but were removed years
ago.


I guess that also explains the fact that Scotland Street is a bridge-like structure, as it goes between Shields Road and Seaward Street.
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Postby james73 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:50 pm

martin wrote:
james73 wrote:Hmm, interesting. In the picture above you can see the railway sidings
converging towards a bridge which carries Paisley Road West above. This
is now filled in and built-on on the south side of the road. I wonder if it's
this that was a partial tunnel before? The rail lines headed down to the
main Glasgow to Paisley line at Shields Road, but were removed years
ago.


I guess that also explains the fact that Scotland Street is a bridge-like structure, as it goes between Shields Road and Seaward Street.


Yep. The Foster Wheeler building is built on the south side of Scotland St
where the goods lines originally ran.





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Re: springfield quay

Postby Rucola » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:17 pm

Pictures from http://www.andypreece.co.uk/cycling/fac_shields.php :

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Is this bit of abandoned cobbled street the remnants of Shields Road north of Scotland Street? It's over the other side of the former railway track from Seaward St ... just the right place as far as I can make out.

Much of the scrub seems to have been removed from it only recently judging by the image of it on Google Maps.
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