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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Odds & Ends  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Very much a rag-bag here, topics on which I don’t have enough material to form a separate collection. I was a Southsider for many years, but - I don’t know why - I never made any effort to record my home patch, just took the odd potshot here and there. Maybe it seemed the South Side would never change, and indeed much (though by no means all) of it is substantially unchanged from 40 or more years ago, but that seems now a feeble excuse for ignoring it.

A few random transport-related shots to begin with.


Waiting for a bus in Union St, with a film needing to be finished off.  March 1976

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Restless child on said bus.



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Another bus, another film needing finished.  April 1975

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Victoria Rd at Queen’s Dr.  August 1975

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From the QP gates, a Western SMT lowbridge halfcab Titan (trying to kid on I know something about buses. I don‘t) turning into Queen’s Dr.  April 1976

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Vicky Rd again. I suppose even bus shelters become quite interesting when you don’t see that kind any more.  April 1976

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The no. 24 to Baldernock Mill. A bit of a story here.

I was out on a Saturday afternoon dauner in July 1976, from Cadder through to Balmore, on to Bardowie Loch, and then to Baldernock for a look at the kirk and the mill before heading for Milngavie and a train back to the city. All went without incident until I came across this GGPTE double-decker wedged in the tight narrow bends near the mill. Behind the wheel was a lad of maybe 15 who had TWOC’d the bus from Maryhill Garage (which doesn’t say a lot for the security at the gate) and taken it for a run in the country. The occupier of the mill cottage was doing his best to guide him, but the bus soon got hopelessly stuck.  Surprisingly, the boy didn’t leg it (maybe walking home was a less attractive option than being arrested) but calmly waited for the police to come along, and a couple of hours (and several exasperated motorists) later the garage sent out a driver to recover their vehicle. Meanwhile I was invited into the cottage for a cuppa and was given a conducted tour of the mill by the occupier - I wish I could remember his name, as he and his wife were a lovely couple - who, a joiner by trade, was in process of restoring it to working order.

The case went to the Sheriff Court, and we were called as witnesses, but a guilty plea was entered at the last minute.







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Electrification work on the Cathcart Circle, in the cutting between Queen’s Park and Crosshill stations. Blue Train services started on 29/5/62, so this photo was probably taken the previous summer, one of my very early efforts.

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On a Blue Train.  August 1975

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Central Station.  December 1963. I don’t know enough about trains or stations to say if there’s anything interesting about this, anything changed, but maybe someone on here does.



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