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> The Glasgow Trams, ...do you remember these?
scotslad90
post 6th Dec 2003, 06:07pm
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Is this a masonic thing?
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post 6th Dec 2003, 10:27pm
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A long,long time ago, wee boys in Glasgow and district used to catch pigeons and keep them. I didnae myself ,but Ronnie did. He was taking them to Govan to sell them - see reference to 'good price'!. Nothing exotic about it. Do you think the clippie would have let him board with a pigeon in each haun?. sad.gif
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post 6th Dec 2003, 10:35pm
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A tram AND a cinema rolleyes.gif
Here's a picture which hangs in my lobby. It is one of a series of tram pictures by B. Stirling. Notice the boy wi his gird, and the Cambridge cinema on the right.

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post 15th Dec 2003, 07:33pm
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Here's a good wee page about the Glasgow Trams:

http://www.trolleybus.net/g1.htm

It starts of by telling us that:

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Horse tram services started 19 August 1872

Electric traction from 13 October 1898 until 4 September 1962

Trolleybuses introduced 3 April 1949 - Abandoned 27 May 1967


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post 15th Dec 2003, 07:55pm
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Trams remind me of Grand old Glasgow ladies out in their Sunday best! laugh.gif Thanks Martin
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post 15th Dec 2003, 09:25pm
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Glasgow trams remind me of being dressed up in my Sunday best, my Dad too, (complaining loudly!) and having to sit on a shoogly tram from Garrowhill (Baillieston) all the way to the farthermost reaches of Paisley Road West to visit friends of my Mums! sad.gif

Seemed to take hours - anyone have any idea of just how long it might have taken?
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post 15th Dec 2003, 09:36pm
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Like the guy pittin the penny doon on the line in Union Street 1962 that will be a good wee reminder.
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post 16th Dec 2003, 09:05am
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Can only remember Trams being in use along the waterfront at Glasgow's Garden Festival in 1988 and huge queques of people wanting to ride them.I do vaguely remember trolley buses though,were they not extremely quiet and considered a danger because people did not hear them coming.I also remember a trolley bus ride through Govan somehere maybe about Langlands Rd and the conductor had to get off with a pole and do something to the electric cable to allow the bus to turn a corner.Not sure if this is fact or fiction?
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david lowson
post 16th Dec 2003, 09:11am
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Yes Iain they were called the silent death. The 105 ran from Queens cross to Cathcart and would hurdle doon Garscube road at a fair speed.
Remember Dione Warwick getting knocked down in Renfield street.
The pole was kept at the top of the trolley, they had a bad habit of jumping the wires especially at the corner of Maryhill road and the road that leads to Firhill. Just next to jaconells cafe.
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post 16th Dec 2003, 12:02pm
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I loved the Trams and can recall the smell vividly, though I had no idea then or now, what this was attributed to, but it is correct to say that it was unique only to them.

A good friend of mine, who is also an artist, painted two water colours of Trams, specifically because he knew how much I liked them. One is the No. 7 and the other the No. 23. This topic brings back fond memories for me.

In a way it's a great sadness that we no longer have trams, yet in many cities throughout the world these still run successfully and, are very popular.


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post 16th Dec 2003, 12:45pm
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That is amazing David ,Dionne Warwick knocked done by a trolley bus in Glasgow....I never knew that!!.I am sure when they jumped the wires sparks flew I think I can remember the conductor using the pole and waiting expectantly for them to get zapped. rolleyes.gif
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post 16th Dec 2003, 12:57pm
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Ah loved the trams, ah remember when they stopped running, ma wee granny took me intae the toon ta huv a last look at them running. In cas oanybudy's interested ah've fun a wee book aboot a tramcar clippie, it's called "Cummoangetaff! The Adventures of Big Aggie MacDonald, the Glasgow tramcar Clippie," these adventures of Big Aggie the caustic, wisecracking Glasgow tramcar clippie, should take readers back to the golden age of the tram. The seven short stories are interspersed with one-liners and jokes attributed to Aggie, and illistrations from cartoonist Besley. tongue.gif
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post 16th Dec 2003, 01:01pm
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LOL..sounds great, Kayleigh!


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George Muir
post 20th Dec 2003, 01:36am
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ohmy.gif Is this tram auld enough for you, Scotslad? Cripes, even AH don't mind them!
See they were only 2 horsepower tae!

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david lowson
post 20th Dec 2003, 02:10am
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Is that Scotsland driving and dont tell me that you are the conductor George. Great photos George any more?
That car would probably been the 23, then the 61. Like the man sittin in the top. Must hiv come frae Bearsden.

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