Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

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Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby gap74 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:14 pm

Found this fella's collection of pics from the early and mid 80s last night, is he one of us? Some great stuff there, including Garden Festival, Queen's Dock before the SECC, Eldon St when it still had a gracefully curving tenement, some Dumbarton stuff, some railway stuff and much more:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuartmckenna/
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby BrigitDoon » Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:55 pm

Quite a treasure-trove you've discovered, gap74: superb composition, nearly every one. Recommended viewing.
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby Josef » Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:22 pm

..and St Enoch in between the demolition of the hotel and the bulding of the Centre, too. Well found, G.
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby allyharp » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:06 pm

Wow very interesting!
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby UG » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:36 pm

Jings. Didn't think anyone would be interested in these old pics. Thanks for the nice comments. My flickr stats have gone through the roof......


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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby BrigitDoon » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:27 am

Oh, you can count on those stats being busy now we've got hold of you...

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I love this shot. I'm not sure what the loco is (Deltic?) I love the gawkiness of the design.

I remember one of those hauling freight through Bridgwater one day with indecent haste and all that I could hear was a deep rumble. It wasn't breaking sweat.
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby gap74 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:13 am

That's a class 37, isn't it? Very distinctive pulsating diesel rumble, the soundtrack to many a summer in my youth as I fannied about in the old steelworks and bings round here.

But aye, don't be surprised that pics like those are kinda considered geek porn round here! Just have a look at some of the other threads and see how many of your photographic subjects have pages of posts dedicated to them - especially the tunnels!

Just out of curiousity, did you take these with any particular aim in mind, to record a disappearing cityscape, or were you just mucking around with cameras?
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:35 am

My second model railway set came with that engine. Even the model was a class machine.

The real life version hauled the sleeper trains I used to use. Glasgow Central to Plymouth for one.
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby John » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:40 am

These photographs are amazing.
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby gap74 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:56 am

Spooky, my second train set was a Hornby class 37 too, the first being based on a Lima Deltic. Then I diversified with a Dukes of Hazzard broken bridge racing set...
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:15 am

BrigitDoon wrote:I love the gawkiness of the design.

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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby glasgowken » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:36 am

I've got one of them in a cupboard (by Lima, in those days they had better detail than Hornby) 37114 Dunrobin Castle, bought around 1989-ish :)
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby UG » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:55 pm

Hi gap74 - yes, I took these pics to record the changing landscape - old railway stations were a particular favourite as there seemed to be so many around Glasgow in my student days. Of course, I didn't know that scanners would be invented and I'd be able to share them....ah, technology!
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby aland » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:36 pm

looks like an eastfield 37 on the queen of scots rake

not my favorite loco we have 4 of them at bo'ness now, 37025 full restored 37175 almost there and 403/414 just arrived and getting full overhaul to mainline standard
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Re: Corking Flickr pics of Glasgow from early 80s

Postby gap74 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:00 am

UG wrote:Hi gap74 - yes, I took these pics to record the changing landscape - old railway stations were a particular favourite as there seemed to be so many around Glasgow in my student days. Of course, I didn't know that scanners would be invented and I'd be able to share them....ah, technology!


Well I'm very glad that you took them and scanners and the internet came along to allow you to share them, they deserved to be seen by a wider and appreciative audience!
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