1920 saw the introduction
initially used in the
new housing schemes
Daimler, Leyland Titan, Leyland Atlantean
Daimler was Glesga's first 30ft long bus
Nicknamed 'the Bomber', seating capacity 73.
Glasgow bought 300 of
rear entrance buses between
1956 and 1961, seating capacity 61
photo courtesy of © Gordon
The "wee hoose" is the
office for the weighbridge.
This was situated in Olympia St
from messageboard May 2003, Betty Murphy, New Zealand (email tba )
".....have any of you been on one of the old buses [of course you
have ] where you had to get on the back, well I conducted on them often
enough, in the drivers cabin , they used to be able to take the hose off
from the heater, if you remember looking into the bus from the platform
you could see the little vent, where all the conductors stood with their
backs to it in the winter to keep warm, when the drivers would take off
the hose and talk into it and it came into the bus, many a laugh we had
with young blokes and their girlfriends, the driver saying" take your
hands off her she's MY wife" and countless other things they would
say and the passengers would be looking all over the bus wondering where
the voice was coming from, It wasn't so funny in the winter, as no heat
came through while he was being a comic!"
Glasgow was the last place in the British Isles where all
forms of public street transport could be seen operating together.
Tramcar, motorbus and trolleybus
The last tramcar ran on
The demise of the famous Glesga
clippie "c'mon get aff" took place in 1969 with the conversion
to 'One Man Operated' system. .