Springburn Express

Glasgow Corporation Tramway System was one of the largest urban tramway systems in Europe until it was phased out in 1962. Over 1000 municipally owned trams served the city of Glasgow, Scotland with over 100 route miles by 1922. Track Gauge Glasgow's tram lines had a highly unusual track gauge of 4 feet 73⁄4 inches (1,416 mm). This was to permit 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge railway wagons to... Continue Reading →

Llandudno Pier is a pier in the seaside resort of Llandudno on the coast of North Wales between Bangor and Colwyn Bay. At 2,295 feet (700 m) the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales. This  present pier, built for the Llandudno Pier Company by Walter Macfarlane of Glasgow using iron castings from the Glasgow Elmbank foundry, was opened to the public on 1... Continue Reading →

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

After my visit to the Fossil Grove I thought about where else I could go in the limited time I had left, especially as it was getting late in the afternoon. For me, the most obvious place was the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which houses one of Europe's great civic art collections and is... Continue Reading →

Fossil Grove – Glasgow

I haven't been in Glasgow, my home city for quite some time, but just recently I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours of free-time before heading back to North Wales. There's so much to see and do in Glasgow but one of my favourites is the Fossil Grove which is located within... Continue Reading →

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