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Christmas 2016 – Baillieston

Last of the set, and it turned out to be the hardest to catch, almost being missed.

This should have been easy, but a change in habit meant hardly being in Baillieston at all over the season, and when I did get there… found the layout was hard to catch in simple pics.

Always placed at the cross, the tree is quite far from the main street, and while all the lampposts carry lights, they are quite slim, so hard to show in a pic if not facing straight on to them.

In the end, I kept three pics, but the street decorations look better than in their pics, and the tree was lying at an angle (due to the ground) so I had to try to straighten it, just a little.

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December 29, 2016 - Posted by | Civilian, photography | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Long changed since the days when I lived in Dennistoun and would accompany my mother to visit my grandmother in Riddrie! From memory, we used to catch the No.23 tram to make that journey!

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    Comment by Stormwells55 | January 3, 2017

  2. I don’t know much about trams, but do know that this area was the Baillieston terminus, where the conductors had to swing the pantograph around to reverse the tram;s direction of travel.

    There’s also a substation almost hidden in the trees there, which was originally the tram company’s power supply for the trams, and is still an interesting building to have a look at.

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    Comment by Apollo | January 4, 2017


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