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Report - The ClydeBank Titan Crane, Glasgow

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Brick_Man, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Brick_Man

    Brick_Man 28DL Full Member
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    A cold morning on Clydebank, a small filthy car erupts onto the scene, two suspicous persons emerge from the vehicle and quickly dissapear into a forgotton public building.
    Moments later alarms sound and the two suspects re-emerge from the public building with cameras packed full of handheld iso1600 shots and grins stretching from ear to ear.
    The pair think better of returning to the vehicle in which they arrived and instead opt a brief assualt on the nearby Titan crane. A last light blue tinted reminder of the very reason that Clydebank even exists.
    Its been welded in place, repainted, and hung in brightly coloured LED lighting remininiscent of a late 80's nightclub.
    Minutes later the pair are seen atop the structure photographing the astonishing view over the wasteland that was once what brought the people work and pride. But soon the cold sets in and photo opportunities run dry. Time to go, just avoiding the angry locals with their beating sticks, no.5 shovels (thats another story) and mobile telephones.

    Only 2 more to go and I have them all :cool:


    A standing memorial to Clyde shipbuilders amoungst the rubble of its fallen brothers & sisters

    King of the Dump

    The giant grab machine takes coins from a by-gone era


    ClydeBank is actually a satilite from Glasgow, its surrounded by quant farmland and snow covered hills. The view from here when John Browns was in full swing would have been gorgous.

    Directions to her remaining steel sisters

    150ft to ground zero


    Don't let dodgy turkish men who introduce themselves as "I am barbour see, it on my badge here man" The results won't be pretty.

    Main Hoist gear

    Huge DC motors for the main hoist and travelling chock (correct term?)

    The locals with the sticks and telephones became angry enough for us to take our leave and return to the wailing in the street awaiting us.

    High Res pics and more on FlickR
    #1 Brick_Man, Nov 23, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010

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