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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

1 million for that lot and 9 million in consultation fees
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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1 million for that lot and 9 million in consultation fees



One year in....
The cost for the new station at Robroyston has risen to 13 million...
Someone forgot the backhanders that do not appear in the ledger or the fact the E.U tradesmen had to return home.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Not an excuse but just the way things are since 'Privatisation', everything seems to cost way above the odds and be over-engineered. I'm certain the mandatory disabled-access footbridge will be longer than the platforms but it'll still be a fight to see which uses the most steel. Previously a bog-standard SPTE station with car-park was 2 million.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:28 pm    Post subject: picture of Haghill Chord Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Fascinating to see this picture. I was born in Dalserf Street in 1960 and lived there until 1972 and one night late on, I remember hearing a train clunking along the track that ran right beside Celtic Park. It`s the only time I can recall seeing a train up there. The picture states circa 1968 but I think the rails were lifted before that. I thought perhaps 65/66 but not sure a
t all. I also used to cross the bridge that ran over London Road but there was a huge wall built that prevented you crossing the bridge at Gallowgate. My aunt lived in Dunrobin street and from the back you could see the old track that ran into the Forge.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The line past Parkhead was closed in August 1964, this photograph

http://www.bluebell-railway-museu...archive/photos/jjs/b09/9-74-2.htm  Shows that the track was still in place late into 1965, so it is possible demolition trains could have appeared then.  The line south of London Road was not closed until 1993 as it served the London Road (Tartan Arrow?) depot
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Whilst we're on trains, I use trains a lot. Many different classes. One thing has been bugging me. The new 380's. Why do they make that odd siren type noise as they travel?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
Whilst we're on trains, I use trains a lot. Many different classes. One thing has been bugging me. The new 380's. Why do they make that odd siren type noise as they travel?


The one that changes tone as it accelerates? I'm no expert but I think it's the way the power is fed to the electric motors... instead of a constant feed of power, it pulses to save power
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Its the regenerative system fitted to the AC motor, Electric cars do this too though at a much quieter rate but then the motor in the car does not have to haul the trains fat arse about.

Pretty sure the noise is artificial to let dumbasses on the line know of their impending doom but again I am no expert.
The DC systems did hum a lot from memory but then they mostly hummed from not being clean.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Your Class 380s are part of the German-built 'Desiro' family of electric trains throughout the UK. In my area we have the Class 360 which are almost identical to yours apart from the cab front and there is also a Thai version of the Class 360 (also called Class 360) now in service on the new Bangkok Airport Link. All Class 3xx Desiro's work off 25kV overhead with AC motors.


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