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Glasgow Subway - Before, During and After
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:26 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Let us not forget that the Coliseum disappeared too.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: Glasgow Subway - Before, During and After Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
Bridge Street 1976


Bridge Street 2015 - not much in the first photo to create a reference point, but I think it's close enough!

From the way the Viva HB is parked it looks like there was a dip in the land behind where the tenement stood?
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I think that dip was in preparation for the site access to Bridge Street Subway Station for the modernisation works, the area was cleared for deliveries of the new track, the rails would be loaded into the station chamber and welded up into long lengths and rolled out along the system.



The site not only stored rails, sleepers and fastenings, it also fabricated special track lengths such as the tracks that went over the old cable crossover between West Street and Shields Road Stations and shorter special lengths to bridge the various pumping sumps around the system. The site was ideal for road access as the rails came up by road from the mills at Workington and site traffic kept away from the city centre.
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Dave Carson wrote:
I think that dip was in preparation for the site access to Bridge Street Subway Station for the modernisation works, the area was cleared for deliveries of the new track, the rails would be loaded into the station chamber and welded up into long lengths and rolled out along the system.



The site not only stored rails, sleepers and fastenings, it also fabricated special track lengths such as the tracks that went over the old cable crossover between West Street and Shields Road Stations and shorter special lengths to bridge the various pumping sumps around the system. The site was ideal for road access as the rails came up by road from the mills at Workington and site traffic kept away from the city centre.

Superb info   .

Apologies, I didn't realise this was a fairly new thread (the perils of viewing on the phone...). Great work.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Streapadair's before and after photo of Bridge Street with the Underground station is stunning and absolutely shocking - surely it didn't all have to come down... will never be convinced that the powers that be did anything near what they could to minimise the demolitions.
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Agreed.

Here's a shot I took in Dec 73, don't think I've posted it before, must have fallen through the cracks, shows the tenement directly across from the one housing the station. This one may (or may not) have been past saving, but there were plenty of fine tenements in Eglinton St, Cumberland St, Abbotsford Place, etc that weren't.

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This tenement by the 1970s had no back court,and the railway line was built right up to the rear wall - you can still see the inendations of the round stair towers in the wall of the viaduct.Can't have been much fun having a train trundle past inches from your Kitchen window every few minutes!
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Rear view of the former brick-built Engine House of the old Cable Power Station. Taken from a Glasgow-Greenock train on 30/08/15.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

okaydoak wrote:
Can't have been much fun having a train trundle past inches from your Kitchen window every few minutes!


I know a few people that would get off on that kinda thing....
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Thankfully he is banned from here... The rear window would be frosted .... not lavvy glass just frosted with crispy bits  


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