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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:35 AM

Imminent...

http://news.bbc.co.u...est/8521154.stm

"...A number of small displays have already been removed from Kelvin Hall which has been the museum's home for 22 years.

Before it closes in April, there will be a fortnight of free events and a special closing ceremony."

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:16 AM

Imminent...

http://news.bbc.co.u...est/8521154.stm

"...A number of small displays have already been removed from Kelvin Hall which has been the museum's home for 22 years.

Before it closes in April, there will be a fortnight of free events and a special closing ceremony."

:(


We're sad about the Transport Museum at Kelvin Hall closing. I've spent hour upon hour there with Ryan and when my sister's kids came from Canada when they were wee it was one of their favourite places to visit.

At least the new Riverside Museum will still be within easy reach of the West End. Although, I don't think you have the same emotional attachment to new places. The kids also love the Science Centre, it is fascinating but can you grow to love it?
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 07:49 PM

Are there any interesting plans for the Kelvin Hall? *has fantasies that fairground boys and waltzers might move back in* :(
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 06:54 AM

Are there any interesting plans for the Kelvin Hall? *has fantasies that fairground boys and waltzers might move back in* :lol:


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Posted 20 February 2010 - 12:23 PM

Are there any interesting plans for the Kelvin Hall? *has fantasies that fairground boys and waltzers might move back in*



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Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:53 PM

Are there any interesting plans for the Kelvin Hall? *has fantasies that fairground boys and waltzers might move back in* :huh:



And ponies and elephants! Yes, I can see good reasons for not wanting animals in circuses, but when young I liked being able to go and say hello to the poor oppressed beasties*. Waltzers, though, are the work of the devil. :o I went on the blasted things only once. All sad and dizzy and felt sick. I R wimp.



*Oh, not to be friendly, no, but to find out if the heffalumps were scared of hamsters as well as of mice. :lol:

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

saw on TV last night a docu on the return of a huge steam railway engine from Blomfontein in South Africa to Glasgow. The docu closed with the engine being parked in George Square.

I wonder if anyone knows where it is now. The film finished too fast but I thought I caught the date MMVIII

One of the transport team was a guy Ian Mitchel from Glasgow. He seemed to be the boss man

Tam it was a Canadian Docu in a series on moving huge objects like houses to new locations

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

saw on TV last night a docu on the return of a huge steam railway engine from Blomfontein in South Africa to Glasgow. The docu closed with the engine being parked in George Square.

I wonder if anyone knows where it is now. The film finished too fast but I thought I caught the date MMVIII

One of the transport team was a guy Ian Mitchel from Glasgow. He seemed to be the boss man

Tam it was a Canadian Docu in a series on moving huge objects like houses to new locations



Here's news item on the South African engine

http://news.stv.tv/s...w-steam-engine/
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:57 PM

Yeah thats it Yonza thanks.

Docu is worth watching

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:55 PM

Yeah thats it Yonza thanks.

Docu is worth watching


I saw the engine when it was in the Square. It's massive and pretty impressive.
That's one positive thing about the new museum, there will be a lot more room for this type of displauu.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:11 AM

Its a pity its only 3'6" gauge & cant be used for excursions

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:03 AM

Found a short version of the Train from Bloemfontain onYou tube

heres a clip of journey

Its worth a look

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:41 PM

Are there any interesting plans for the Kelvin Hall? *has fantasies that fairground boys and waltzers might move back in* :angry:


Main part of the KH has been a sports arena for some years now, Harper. The Transport Museum was housed in a separate addition to the building down the side of the errr.... Kelvin.

Sure recall going to the Carnival at KH when a wean though. Highlight of the Christmas holidays so it was. That and the Kings panto. :lol:

Carnival's now at the SECC. And no, it's just no' the same. :lol:
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:44 PM

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Uncanny, Iona. :lol:

Lordy though, aren't there just some great looking 50+ men around? Another great reason to shop at Waitrose down Byres an all! :lol:
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:30 PM

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I'm moving back for that reason alone Rolo! You'll find me sluttin around the ready meals section




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Posted 23 February 2010 - 08:37 AM

Found a short version of the Train from Bloemfontain onYou tube

heres a clip of journey

Its worth a look

Certainly was, hopefully the video might feature somewhere on the new Transport Museum's stand for this engine - thanks for link.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 09:33 PM

The whole documentary lasts about an hour & starts with a shot of the engine leaving NB loco works on the back of a low loader enroute to South Africa.

Another one in the series is on this week I will try & catch producers name

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 11:36 AM

Fims are National Geographical & made by Windfall Films Canada

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 01:34 PM

Fims are National Geographical & made by Windfall Films Canada

Found a link on a peer-to-peer service (Emule).
Pretty sure it's same one - says monster moves , 100 ton locomotive.

Gonna try downloading ... (551mb at 9kbs ...it's gonna take a while :lol:)

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:48 PM

Found a link on a peer-to-peer service (Emule).
Pretty sure it's same one - says monster moves , 100 ton locomotive.

Gonna try downloading ... (551mb at 9kbs ...it's gonna take a while :lol:)


Yeah Monster Moves is the series title good luck




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