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> Glasgow Central Station, Whats your memory?
stuarty
post 29th Sep 2008, 11:24pm
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a love central station a went there to go to the WRAF and felt all alone but i was aww excited about all my new adventures and oh what adventures a had some good some very good and some very very very grrrrroooood whoooow happy days on basic training a loved every min of it , first train to glasgow central a was on it many's a time woosh a was on a pass and ran like a grayhound oot the traps runnin to catch the train and a made it every time by hook or by crook na got on that train central station still holds great memories for many years to come a hope please my god one day at a time


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post 30th Sep 2008, 02:01am
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The last time I was back,I made a point of going there and sat upstairs in that bar/restuarant for hours,just to people watch.
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post 30th Sep 2008, 03:25am
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Me too Wellfield, except I sat on the seats in front of the destination boards and watched the people wait for their train to be called and when it was they went whoosh (as stuarty says) to their platform.
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post 23rd Sep 2010, 05:58am
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Central and other stations are featured in this transport film from 1980.

Glasgow Transport 1980
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post 5th May 2013, 07:57pm
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdtv39_ne...ic#.UYa6b7WThx4

This is the Great singer Neil young busking outside central station in 1976 i think.
Amazing piece of film. wink.gif


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post 5th May 2013, 08:18pm
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QUOTE (Purplefan @ 5th May 2013, 08:14pm) *
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdtv39_ne...ic#.UYa6b7WThx4

This is the Great singer Neil young busking outside central station in 1976 i think.
Amazing piece of film. wink.gif

I'm sure this should have been a famous event, but it's the first I've heard of it. Thanks for sharing.
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post 5th May 2013, 09:40pm
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Great stuff! Shame about the caption "outside a subway station".


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post 6th May 2013, 10:42am
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It's amazing ta think the great Neil young is playing the bango and moothy
and there's a bloke reading his paper. biggrin.gif


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post 6th May 2013, 11:03am
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First Neil Young album I got was After the Goldrush from 1970 and by the time he put in his appearance at the station he was a mega star but I dont think his reknown had reached Scotland.
All these years later Neil is still mega.
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post 6th May 2013, 03:05pm
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that was a great video David , I enjoyed .

My happiest memory of the Central Station
was waiting for my " soon - to -be husband "
getting off the train , coming back home from England. biggrin.gif




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post 7th May 2013, 01:04am
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With regards to Central Station, it was with interest that I discovered recently while researching my ancestors, that they were married in 1866 in St Columba's gaelic church, which was in Hope St. It was demolished and is now underneath Central station. Apparently the railway purchased the land to build the station, and paid the church a very handsome sum, enabling them to build the present day St Columba's, in St Vincent st. The church was part of the village of Grahamston, comprised mostly of highland folk. I'm sure some of you Glasgow historians already knew this, I found it fascinating.
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post 8th May 2013, 12:45am
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I will always remember Central station as being a pivotal point in my life as a Glaswegian. When I left Glasgow I often came by train from Johnstone ( train stopping Irvine, Girvan, Troon and Ayr, and certain intermediate stations; that was when Britain had more miles of track than any other country in the world. There was the S.M.T. bus station across the road from the G.C.hotel, cant remember the name of the street, but that's where we got the buses to go doon the coast.
The highlight of my existence was when we left for Ardrossan from Central to get the Manx steamer to the I.O.M. I am shure many of yoose yins stood in yon endless queue of Glesga fowlk carrying their heavy suit cases and sandwiches that wound up frae the street platform 12?.
I had never seen the station properly until about 1985 when I returned and the station had, for the first time in about a hundred years been cleaned. The glass canopy is a world renowned example of the Victorian architecture in glass and cast iron and I was astounded to see it for the first time. I still sometimes have dreams about trying and failing to get a ticket at the station. Under the "Bridge" at one of the entrances there was a fancy tobacconist that for some reason always sticks in my mind.
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post 9th May 2013, 09:01pm
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I went through Central Stn on a school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon on a special train for schools around 1965. We left on the sleeper train around 10pm.

The station was hoachin wi lassies because the Beatstalkers were also travelling somewhere that night.

Great video of Neil Young, btw.
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wee davy
post 9th May 2013, 09:14pm
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My earliest memory, was taking my first ever train journey from there to London at the age of 4/5 on what I've always called a 'biddlyduff' (the sound the chuffer trains used to make over the old rails).

It was the equivalent of taking a trip to another world.

The station was chock FULL of people - with porters and everything going on. A real adventure.


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