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> The Glasgow Trams, ...do you remember these?
*Robert Howie*
post 2nd Jul 2008, 01:32am
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Weegieboy if you see this would you please get back to me regarding my tramway. I am in need of info on your tram journey from Linthouse to Renfrew rather than a wild guess on my part! I have been unable to get what I want regarding what the area between the two - Braehead, etc looked like then. You can either respond here or directly.

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auchinairnboy
post 7th Jul 2008, 08:44am
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There doesn't seem to be any chat about trolleybuses. Remember them? They took their power from overhead wires. I only vaguely remember them. My dad and I used to get the 105 to/from Hampden in the early 60s. The destination was Queens Cross. I think that was going back into town. I've still no idea where Queens Cross is/was.
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post 7th Jul 2008, 12:54pm
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Queens cross is where garscube road ends and joins maryhill road. the rennie macintosh society have the old queens cross church right there. Just up springbank st, that also runs off queens cross, you will find the home of the world famous PARTICK THISTLE the great glasgow alternative.Springbank st is also the birthplace of yours truly. the 105 would turn right off garscube road and go up springbank st then left on firhill road and left on northpark st before returning on its journey downtown ......Andy
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Mhoira
post 7th Jul 2008, 03:45pm
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I had an aunt who was famous for a couple of reason 1 of which I wont mention but let me say she was a clippie for many years she even had a story in the paper about her on the busses but long before that she was the first woman clippie out of the Parkhead depot .
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post 7th Jul 2008, 10:13pm
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I have fond memories of the clippies. Wish someone would write a book by and about former clippies who worked during and after WW2. With what they had to put up with, ahm sure their stories would be memorable.
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post 8th Jul 2008, 08:28am
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My aunt Hannah was a clippie during that time and she was in the paper and they asked about her badges she wore on her lappel she had badges from an american soldier who wanted to marry her but had been sadly killed during the war , she never married at all .
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post 8th Jul 2008, 11:39am
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How sad Kidsmom. I'm sure treasured those badges all her days.
I bet your aunt had a few tales to tell about those days laugh.gif
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post 8th Jul 2008, 02:41pm
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An old neighbour we had in Maryhill used to be a tram driver and he sung this song about the clippies during the war. It was to the tune of Lily Marlene and I can only remember one verse which was:

"One night a crowd of yankies came aboard ma caur.
They started jumping oan the seats and gaun a bit too faur.
Says ah tae them get aff yer knees, yer no playin' tig wae the Japanese
Cause I'm the Lily of the transport, ah'm called the Transport Queen."

If any other verses come back to me I will let you know.
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post 8th Jul 2008, 05:08pm
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Here's a few trolleybus shots for Auchinairn Boy and Maryhill Gal. The first is at the Northpark St terminus; the second shows the bus turning into Maryhill Rd at Queen's Cross and the third is at the top of West Nile St approaching Cowcaddens St. on the way to Queen's Cross.
I recommend the site below for anyone looking for tram photos; there are some great ones here.

http://www.tramway.co.uk/smx/cms/home/

Le durachd,

Eddy

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post 9th Dec 2008, 06:46am
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Before we got married my Wife was a Conductress at Maryhill Depot I used to wait for her at the big door for her when she was on I think it was the last car I can still see that Depot in my mind 56 years on ,one of the cars was a 29 she worked there on 1952.
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post 9th Dec 2008, 07:41am
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Pic 1- Tram passing State cinema, Shettleston

Pic 2- Tram at Westmuir Street end of Shettleston Road

Routes were 15- Anderston Cross to Airdrie,( latterly Baillieston )& 23 - Gairbraid Avenue to Garrowhill or Baillieston.

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post 7th Feb 2010, 12:14am
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My dad Robert Hebditch, used to drive the trams and he drove one of the last ones to run. He was also in the papers when he had a crash in one with a lorry which went in the clyde.
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post 28th Oct 2010, 07:22pm
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Hi Guys
I'm trying to build a OO scale tramway to run this on
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But I need details of tenements to produce a model street. Things like the size of the blocks used to build tenements, window and door sizes, Room sizes.

Can anyone help?

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post 29th Sep 2011, 01:54pm
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The last tram caur .



http://youtu.be/kO2DmTnXlDA


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post 29th Sep 2011, 03:15pm
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Angel,thanks for putting the tram film info on.It was the first time Ive seen it and I was really pleased to see the various locations.
For anyone interested the Telstar music track can be found on the Music of Joe Meek cds,great music from that period.
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