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*Bobby* Posted 21st Jan 2018, 04:47pm
  I built the whole of he Glasgow Tramway system on the NV3 Trainz simnulator. Took me three years.
The Bankie Posted 25th Sep 2012, 10:42am
  Hi Guys
As you might guess from my avatar I lived in Clydebank. As I was about 13 at the time I missed the last scheduled tram but was there for the "Official" parade.
A couple of points about the film struck home. The trams setting off from Dalmuir West damn nearly had to be push started because of the pennies and ha'pennies on the line and they were sweeping them off all the way to the depot to avoid derailments. Those from the Dalmuir terminus were FLAT because about 6 trams had run over them and the scrap value of the rails went up by about 20% because of the copper filled grooves. Folk, mainly kids, would wait till the tram was nearly there, then rush accross the road putting a penny down as they crossed. My mum threw mine away in the 70s.
My favourite memory is of going to the "shows" at the Kelvin Hall on the tram every Christmas & Hognmanay.

For an alternative view without the commentary try Last tram in colour. This is the first time I have posted a link so I hope it works.

Just to prove that you can take a bit of Glesca wi ye, hae a lookit these.
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Aw ra best
The Bankie
gardenqueen Posted 11th Sep 2012, 09:03am
  I was 11 years old and didn't go but I remember my big sister and her new husband going to see the last tram. They came back with pennies which had been put on the line and were bent by the tram.
Gemini Posted 9th Sep 2012, 01:28pm
  Being an xclippie I loved working oan tha "caurs" I worked out of Parkhead garage and my run was the 15 and the 23 what a great job that was but I left Scotland in 1958 so I wasn't there for the last run but my mom sent me the newspaper which I still have and kidding me that because I left the "caurs stopped running". thumbup.gif
tracystreet Posted 7th Sep 2012, 07:37pm
  I used to love going on the tram. My dad used to drive them in Glasgow.
Greumach Posted 7th Sep 2012, 01:44pm
  Hi All, I lived in Cowcaddens Street and McPhater street and at one time knew every caur route that came via Hope street. My memory of the last night of the trams was when I saw people putting down pennies on the track at the Maitland Street terminus. The magnitude of the occasion was lost to my young mind at the time. The video was great to watch. Bring back the caurs!
GG Posted 6th Sep 2012, 10:30pm
 
QUOTE (big les glasgow @ 6th Sep 2012, 09:20pm) *
Thanks a million GG the 2 films were just great to see and was just as if the place had'nt changed to what it is now ..If only we could put back the clock to see St Georges X , Charing X and Maryhill Road as they were. It was just lovely and the wee single decker Duntocher tram on its last trip through Brigton X and Glesca X would bring a tear to a glass eye Brilliant !!! yours Big Les Glasgow

Thanks Les, a pleasure to share them. And thanks for your great memories of your tram journeys Wilson's Zoo, great stuff. You might enjoy this topic:

Wilson's Zoo On Oswald Street
http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=15899

GG.
TeeHeeHee Posted 6th Sep 2012, 09:05pm
  Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure I used to get on a tram from Farme Cross to Brigton Cross and that would have been in 1959/60. I continued on my once a week (on Wednesdays) journey from Brigton Cross to Morrisson Street but I think that was on the trolley-bus.
Each fare was 1d ... the clippies always laughed when I told them I really was 15 and left school and wouldn't take the 4dadult fare from me anyway cos I was such a nice wee laddie, tongue.gif
The shilling I saved from the trip both ways always got me my 5 Capstan on a Wednesday. biggrin.gif
angel Posted 6th Sep 2012, 08:42pm
 
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(Explanation for you youngsters. The lamplighter used to carry a pole with which they turned on the gas to light the street- lamps)

Aw Rab , I know this is off topic but you have reminded me of a story my mother would tell us ,... a story about our dad , who took a temporary job as a " leerie "until he found a better job that paid more money for his family .

I guess this was her way of instilling in her children ," the work ethic ", which I believe is present to this day amongst my family members , but that is ,I suppose another topic .
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big les glasgow Posted 6th Sep 2012, 08:05pm
  Thanks a million GG the 2 films were just great to see and was just as if the place had'nt changed to what it is now ..If only we could put back the clock to see St Georges X , Charing X and Maryhill Road as they were. It was just lovely and the wee single decker Duntocher tram on its last trip through Brigton X and Glesca X would bring a tear to a glass eye Brilliant !!! yours Big Les Glasgow
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