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schiehallion

Glasgow Industry

Apologies if this should be somewhere else.  Here's a collection of 24 images from The Glasgow Works, St Rollox that I've obtained from the original photographer who is happy to share them with the wider world.  Some are titled.



Asbestos Shop


Blacksmiths' Shop


Carriage Lift Bogie Road


Carriage Lift Shop


Erecting Shop Bogie Road


Erecting Shop Loco Road


Erecting Shop Traction Motor Section


Lift Shop


Machine Shop


Sawmill


Tin Shop


Traverser Carriage Lift Shop


Wheel Shop




















James



Excellent stuff, schiehallion - thanks for posting.


James H
falseface

belters!   cheers
Fjord

Those are brilliant cheers for that  
It's fascinating to see the how many skills and trades were involved in the workshops.
 
This photo illustrates the scale of the railway industry sadly it's mostly Tesco town up there these days.

St Rollox

The Caley
cybers

Some stunning images well worth the share ... thank you.
HollowHorn

Re: Glasgow Industry

Apprentices training school?
Quote:

StevenJ

awesome.

out of interest, where did you aquire these from?

I'm often looking for railway images (negs and slides) for sale........it'd be interesting if there was another avenue I could explore..............if you pardon the punn............
schiehallion

StevenJ wrote:
awesome.

out of interest, where did you aquire these from?

I'm often looking for railway images (negs and slides) for sale........it'd be interesting if there was another avenue I could explore..............if you pardon the punn............


I got the scans from a guy I work with in the railway industry who started his career at Glasgow Works.
Jock58

Re: Trains

mr.underwood wrote:
StevenJ,Couple of train photos for you.
Taken in Cuba


Hi Mr U
Here's another couple from Cuba.




Taken outside Moron, Great place name  
Jock58
mr.underwood

cuba

Hi Jock58,thanks for these.When you see the state of the engines you can understand the name!!
Marti

Barr's

Enjoy...

100 head bottle filling machine being eased through the old victorian entrance on gallowgate, 1974.

This 100 head bottle filling machine handled up to 24,000 25 fl oz bottles per hour.

This was the new bottling line which was installed in the early 70s at the parkhead site, which at the time was state of the art.
cybers

Fantastic set of photo's ...
Was never inside the factory but did  liberate a few cans of ba bru from the back yard using the graveyard wall as a stepping stone.
streapadair

Gallowgate factory half-demolished, 1975/6.

samscafeamericain

streapadair wrote:
Gallowgate factory half-demolished, 1975/6.



what a classic pic from the 1970s, tell me you photoshopped that kid on a chopper, that is too perfect
Jock58

Hi streapadair
Great photo
I learned resently form a long lost cousin i got in contact with that my Da drove for Barr's in the mid 50's

On the open road with a brand spankin new Parka & a Chopper
Wan happy wean that  
Happy memories there.
Jock58
falseface

Crackers Love the chopper bike pic.

Cheers
rotten milk

and he's even wearing a parka too!
none more 70s!

another brilliant photie, streap!
Marti

Hi streap, splendid photo...  

I worked at that site for over 16 years, i started 2 years after the huge new factory was built, which btw, was constructed over the old one.
Any pics of the new factory being built at that time..?? would love to see them.

Cheers, marty.
Alex Glass



What a fantastic photo. I pass there often and didn't even think what would have been on the street front before the new factory was built. Now that it is gone there will have been three different views of that site and it is so good to see one which was there so long ago.

Well done Streapadair
Marti

Not the best shot, this was taken mid 90s before they changed the logo sign...

Marti

Barr's...

Here are some shots of machinery and of one of the production lines,
taken around the mid 80s. This line was used to produce the colours (as they were known), as irn bru was mainly produced on the larger, faster more modern line.









These are of a semi automatic case palletizer, pictured in the back yard awaiting being scrapped.


James

Marti wrote:
Barr's...

Here are some shots of machinery and of one of the production lines,
taken around the mid 80s. This line was used to produce the colours (as they were known), as irn bru was mainly produced on the larger, faster more modern line.




What brilliant pictures, especially that one.



James H
Marti

Thanks james,    that one is also my favourite. What is the engineer doing? He was stimulating the glue at the labeler, as it use to crust up...
Alex Glass

Thank you Marti for showing us behind the scenes at Barr's

These photos are fantastic and now that the factory has closed they are all that remain of the connection to the East End and Glasgow.
Marti

Thanks alex...  Never ever thought that with the amount of investment and money spent in that site (and it was a lot) that it would close. Still, at least the product is still available and going strong, which during these times, is something.
John

Great pics mate...much impressed
cybers

Aye the Ba Bru is still a strong seller but what happened to all them lovely bottles of Jusoda on that line there  
Stuball

cybers wrote:
Aye the Ba Bru is still a strong seller but what happened to all them lovely bottles of Jusoda on that line there  


Was it not replaced with Orangina?

Am I right in thinking Barrs is the only company that can produce orangina in the UK?
streapadair

samscafeamericain wrote:




tell me you photoshopped that kid on a chopper, that is too perfect


Nope, I shopped the falling verticals and tanned the levels a bit as the neg was underexposed, but the kid on the chopper was for real. There were plenty of kids on choppers about then. I think it was not long after Christmas 1975.
streapadair

Marti wrote:
Any pics of the new factory being built at that time..?? would love to see them.

Cheers, marty.


Sorry Marti, can't oblige there. I was focussed on buildings coming down, or about to, or likely to.
John

Re: Barr's

Marti wrote:
Enjoy...

100 head bottle filling machine being eased through the old victorian entrance on gallowgate, 1974.


It looks like the mobile crane is lifting the back end of the loader to straighten it. That wouldn`t happen nowadays as most loaders have rear steering.
Marti

Re: Barr's

Scary wrote:
Marti wrote:
Enjoy...

100 head bottle filling machine being eased through the old victorian entrance on gallowgate, 1974.


It looks like the mobile crane is lifting the back end of the loader to straighten it. That wouldn`t happen nowadays as most loaders have rear steering.


Yes, you are correct, and the position of the lifting ropes wrapped around the trailer confirms. One of the chaps standing at the back of the
trailer was my future boss, although it would be 5 years before we would meet.
trolleybus

streapadair wrote:
Gallowgate factory half-demolished, 1975/6.



Oi, that kids got my chopper.

cybers

Naw i didnae it was mine and a present fae santa...
trolleybus

cybers wrote:
Naw i didnae it was mine and a present fae santa...


Ma da,s coming doon tae your hoose.

John

cybers wrote:
Naw i didnae it was mine and a present fae santa...


Setanta`s deid, dinna tell the weans
HollowHorn

cybers

I remember the light on the front of the fecker that took a wierd battery cos the chopper was one of those mad bikes that yi could not git to fit a dynamo on.
That bike was up n doon the gallowgate everyday threw the Janey Gravy papped ower the wall and ower the auld railway into Barrowfield.
Ironic as it may seem it got nicked at my cousins in the mearns.  
trolleybus

cybers wrote:
I remember the light on the front of the fecker that took a wierd battery cos the chopper was one of those mad bikes that yi could not git to fit a dynamo on.
That bike was up n doon the gallowgate everyday threw the Janey Gravy papped ower the wall and ower the auld railway into Barrowfield.
Ironic as it may seem it got nicked at my cousins in the mearns.  


Knew a lot of folk from Drumchapel, same thing, Drum folk were fed up with that Bearsden crowd at the thieving games.

27stowst

I don't suppose you knew a Cathy McGregor. She lived in Summerfield Road in the sixties and was a bus conductress with Alexanders out of Milngavie depot. My sister was her friend and has been trying to find her for years.
norrie

Hi folk, not sure if this will be of interest to you but over the years I have been to few launches in Govan and Scotstoun shipbuilding yards and I thought I would post them for your perusal.
I couldnt find a suitable place to post these photos, admin shift them as you see fit

The first lot of photos were taken on my first time in a shipyard, Govan to be exact and it was Kavernars yard at that time, 1992.
My friend Harry Alan had the job of showing me around.

Bye for now, norrie

He is at the end of this mast?

norrie

Kavernars Shipyard, 1992

norrie

Ship building in those days and still today,is done indoors in large modules and assembled on the slipway, the units that transport them from the Fabrication bays, are called Shirlies and thats what is shown in this photo.

norrie

The Bow Section of a Gas Tanker?
I didnt get the name of the ship, as far as I know it only had a job number at the time of my visit.

norrie

Some of the cranes used to build the ships.
A fair number of the cranes were supplied by Arrols of Dunn St

norrie

More cranes

norrie

The covered fabrication bays

norrie

The stock yard

norrie

The ship is coming together.
Note the Arrols Titan? crane to the right.
This was demolished last year, even though it was a listed item, guess it was of no use to them.
I did hear that the quay was not strong enough for the heavy lifts, not sure if thats is true but thats what I have been told.

norrie

Same area but from a different angle

norrie

A better shot of the Arrols crane.
Notice The Merklands Quay Granary in the back ground, its long gone


norrie

The bow section has still to be joined to the rest of the ship.
Notice the the section next to the bow, weighs 1326 tons, some lift for The Shirlies ;D

norrie

Inside the covered fabrication bays


norrie

Inside the the covered fabrication bays.
You can just make out one of the gas tanks that are to be inserted into the hull.


norrie

In this part of the fabrication bays they assemble the smaller components before taking them to where they are needed.


norrie

One of the Gas Tanks

norrie

The ship on the slipway, still not joined together

norrie

The Stern awaiting the Funnel


norrie

The stern

norrie

Another part of the covered fabrication bays

norrie

A close up of the bow section


norrie

A close up of the stern


norrie

Another part of the covered fabrication bays

norrie

Another stockyard and the main covered fabrication bay is on the left

norrie

Another view of the Arrols crane and the main covered fabrication bays.
Thats all for now, more will follow ;D
Bye for now.

norrie

H.M.S. Boxer, Yorkhill Quay 1992


norrie

The Arrols crane in Govan yard being dismantled,October 2007


norrie

Arrols Goliath Crane at Scott Lithgows yard,1993  Port Glasgow

norrie

The next sequence of photos are of Kvaerner offices(Govan Shipbuilding)
These offices are now all boarded up and disused since these photos were taken in 1992.
Loaned to me by a friend.
I have been told that these offices are not to be demolished as they are listed, not sure if thats so but they have been photographed for the archives
Stairway

norrie

Reception area.
norrie

Offices Kvaerner, 1992

norrie

Offices Kvaerner Govan Rd 1992

norrie

Offices Kvaerner, 1992

norrie

Offices Kvaerner, 1992


norrie

Main entrance to Kvaerner Govan, 1992
More ship building photos to follow.
Bye for now


norrie

Kvaerner offices Govan 1992

norrie

Kvaerner offices, Govan 1992


norrie

Inside the offices at Kvaerner Govan
Bye for now.

norrie

Launch of The Royal Navy ship, Wave Ruler, B.A.E. Govan
Taken by me in 1996
norrie

Launch of The Royal Navy ship, Wave Ruler, B.A.E. Govan 1996


norrie

Launch of the Royal Navy ship, Wave Ruler, B.A.E.Govan 1996

norrie

Launch of The Royal Navy ship, Wave Ruler, B.A.E Govan 1996

norrie

Launch of the Royal Navy ship, Wave Ruler B.A.E Govan 1996


norrie

The launch of The Royal Navy ship, Wave Ruler, B.A.E Govan 1996

norrie

Almost ready for the launch

norrie

Launching,Wave Ruler is on her way

norrie

Wave Ruler has been launched


norrie

My friend, Harry, he got me all the passes for the Govan launches
Thats all for now

norrie

Launch of the ferry Sea Launch at Kvaernar, Govan, 1996
I think Kvaernar changed hands later that year to B.A.E.


norrie

Sea Launch is on her way


norrie

Nearly in the water

norrie

Nearly launched

norrie

Launched

norrie

She floats

norrie

Tugs are guiding her into the dock

norrie

A helping hand from a tugboat

norrie

All tied up, now for the fitting out
Thats all from the launch of Sea Launch


norrie

More ships to follow, perhaps later on tonight
Bye for now, norrie
Doog Doog

Great set of pics,Norrie  
norrie

Launch day of the ship, Bow Clipper, Kvaernar Govan 1995
Photos taken by me.


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