NS5864 : 'Charles Rennie' a.k.a. Oor Wullie

taken 5 months ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

'Charles Rennie' a.k.a. Oor Wullie
'Charles Rennie' a.k.a. Oor Wullie
This model was decorated by Sue Guthrie for Strathclyde Transport and was located in the ticket hall of St Enoch subway station.
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.
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail ran for 11 weeks from 17th June 2019 – 30th August 2019. There were 200 Oor Wullies, mainly in the Scottish cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Scotland’s first ever national public art trail aimed to raise awareness and vital funds for Scotland’s children’s hospital charities.
There was also an Oor Wullie’s WEE Bucket Trail with over 300 wee Oor Wullie sculptures. These had been designed and created by wee yin’s and big yin’s at nurseries, schools and community groups.
Funds raised through the trail will support Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity, Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity, and the ARCHIE Foundation.
At the end of the Trail period, the individual art works will be sold off at auctions in the five host cities.
For more information see LinkExternal link .
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Wednesday, 26 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 21 November, 2019
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Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5892 6495 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.4221N 4:15.3283W
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