NS5565 : Date stone at Orkney Place

taken 3 years ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

Date stone at Orkney Place
Date stone at Orkney Place
1898 date stone on the Orkney Street side of the Orkney Place tenement NS5565 : Orkney Place which was formerly home to Govan fire station. Information about the A.B.A. inscription is welcome.
The Glasgow Subway

The Glasgow Subway opened in 1896 and is the third oldest underground railway in the world, predated by the London and Budapest systems.

It is a very simple system consisting of fifteen stations arranged in a 10.4Km loop around the centre and west side of the city. There are two lines; the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle which run in parallel tunnels through each of the stations. The lines run entirely under ground and pass under the Clyde twice.

The four foot gauge is very uncommon and is due to the small tunnel size. The trains themselves are also small, even toy-like when compared with those on major metro systems around the world.

Here is a Link to a geograph article which provides more information about the subway.

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Date Taken
Monday, 27 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historic Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5560 6548 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.6486N 4:18.5248W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5562 6547
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