A request from a sad bus enthusiast

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A request from a sad bus enthusiast

Postby putty shankleton » Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:48 am

Hello,

Its a fantastic forum you have here, with some wonderful images. :)

AS a bus buff Im always interested in Glasgow Transport. Its not the same these days but I remember the days of the Corporation. Has anyone got any pics from the 70s and early 80s when buses were buses in Glasgow and this is a long shot. Anyone got any snaps of Gartcraig Bus Depot?

Thanks :)
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Postby Ronnie » Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:58 am

I take it you mean actual prints, taken by ourselves or our family?
Otherwise, there are plenty of published photographs, and archive sources. But as you're a bus buff, I'm guessing you'll be aware of all these. Don't mean to sound nit picky, sorry.
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Postby putty shankleton » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:34 pm

Well anything interesting taken by members in the past? Quite a long shot I know! :)
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Postby gridrunner » Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:06 pm

Not Glasgow I know, but I thought it was interesting, ex Northern Scottish-last stop before the breakers, Dundee mid 80's.


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The fleet number appears to be NT120M, is there any way to trace it's history, just out of curiosity, like?
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Bus pics

Postby gap74 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:17 pm

Hey Putty,

I've just acquired a fair amount of colour bus pics from the 70s and 80s from all over Scotland, but unfortunately, I'm stuck with internet cafes until my ISP gets it's act together!

I should be back online in a few weeks, but in the meantime, are there any particular areas/buses/bus companies that you're especially interested in?? Should help me decide what pics to scan and post.

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Postby putty shankleton » Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:25 pm

That sounds good! Any pics of Glasgow Buses from the 70s early 80s?
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Postby gap74 » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:32 pm

I'll see what I can do, most of the pics are from the period a few years either side of deregulation (was that 86 or 87, now, can't remember). Even as a young 12 year old then I noticed that the streets were suddenly full of unfamiliar buses with unfamiliar liveries.

Most of the buses in the pics are a fair bit older, though, plenty of Atlanteans, Leopards, Nationals, Volvo-Ailsas and even a few stray Routemasters etc.

I'll scan them all for now and post them when I get online again, sometime shortly after August 4th, according to BT!

In the meantime, have a poke about the Glasgow in Colour pre-1980 thread, think it's in the Projects forum. I culled quite a few pics in there from a 1960s bus book.

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Postby lonewooolf » Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:24 am

Maybe this is what you're after ...

http://www.yellins.co.uk/transporthisto ... sgow2.html

These are taken in Gallowgate.
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Postby putty shankleton » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:14 pm

Thanks for the link!;)
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Some bus pics

Postby gap74 » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:49 am

OK Putty, hope this is the kind of thing you're after...

These are from a new book called Scottish Buses: A Colour Portfolio by Gavin Booth, published by Ian Allan.

The pictures are all Gavin's, taken during his time working for various transport companies.

I'm including only a portion of the Glasgow ones, but there are plenty of other interesting pics from other areas of Scotland. I reproduce these here in the genuine hope that they'll stimulate a few people to buy the book, and not in a deliberate attempt to rip off the publisher or author!

I got mine in Waterstones in Sauchiehall St, on the ground floor - the corner on your left as you face the lift and stairs. It's a fairly hefty 14.99 though!

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August 1984 in Union St, and a pair of Leyland Atlanteans display a transitional period for liveries.

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August 1983, and a Volvo-Ailsa takes a drink in St Enoch Square.

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August 1983 again, and this MCW Metrobus shows the Maxi behind it who's boss in Renfield St...

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August 1983 yet again, and a Leyland National in George Square.

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A little out of town now for a glimpse of a spanky new 1984 Dennis Dorchester in East Kilbride, courtesy of Central SMT. And they still prowl the streets of Glasgow to this day!

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Sticking with East Kilbride and Central SMT, a pair of shiny Dennis Dominators adorn the town centre in 1981.

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Back to the fetching yellow and green again, and a Leyland Olympian in Clarkston Rd in 1983.

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1986 now, and Charing Cross is the scene of this race between a Volvo-Ailsa and a British Gas Maestro van. Not sure who my money would be on...

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1983, and a less-than-glamourous Bunhanan St bus station, with a Volvo B58 doing the Glasgow-Edinburgh run.

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Post 1987 now, with the merger of Kelvin and Central SMT, and old London Routemasters take to the streets of Glasgow with the new livery.

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The only Western SMT pic I scanned, although there are loads in the book. A Leyland Fleetline in Argyle St in 1984.

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Lastly, not really Glasgow at all, but the spelling mistake in the destination board gets my vote for most appropriate ever - almost as if the person who did it knew the place! Shotts terminus, undated.

Hope that keeps ya happy Putty!

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Postby purplegrum » Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:56 pm

I have vague memories of the orange Strathclyde Transport busses as a child in the 1980's - did they have some sort of contraption that sucked your fair into the drivers cab as the cab was totally enclosed? Perhaps that was a dream :P
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Postby AMcD » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:27 pm

When was the last time you were on one?
They still do ! :D
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Postby purplegrum » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:28 pm

amcd wrote:When was the last time you were on one?
They still do ! :D


About 1989 I think... :). Been a train man ever since! :P
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Postby Fake Plastic Steve » Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:45 am

Airdire.....:)

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Postby YokerBloke » Sun Aug 08, 2004 8:22 am

Those bus shots a great, I remember the fights between the drivers and conductors on union st during the transition period too. It was really bizarre, as there were more than enough passengers for both services!!!
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