Miscellaneous Transport Collectibles
My main interest has always been Glasgow Corporation Transport
and it's successors, but occasionally I will pick up other transport items. I've included a small selection here
in case they may be of interest. More items will be added over time.
Glasgow Corporation conductors licence badge.
Used by bus operators within the city (but not GCT).
Paisley District Tramways ticket & fare token.
Lanarkshire Tramways ticket.
1902 shares prospectus for the Greenock & Port Glasgow Tramways Company.
Fare token from the Greenock & Port Glasgow Tramways Company.
Receipt from the Greenock & Port Glasgow Tramways Company.
British Electric Traction Co Ltd cap badge & button.
This company owned/part owned many electric tramway
systems throughout the country, including locally the Airdrie and
Coatbridge Tramways, the Greenock and Port Glasgow Tramways (from
1901), and the Rothesay Tramways (from 1901).
Burgh of Coatbridge licensed driver badge.
A ticket dating from 1914 given to British sailors
visiting St Petersburg, Russia. It would allow them free travel
on the tramway system in the city. The coat of arms of the city of St Petersburg is visible in the upper left corner.
This card was found in the old Central Police station in St Andrew's
Square, Glasgow. It had been slipped between the window facing
and wall of the detectives office, and was only uncovered when the
window was being repaired during the refurbishment of the building to
become the first home of the Glasgow Police Museum.
With very grateful thanks to Alistair Dinsmor, Curator, Glasgow Police Museum.
Click here to visit the museum's website.
The well known brochure marking the electrification of
the Glasgow suburban railway lines
and the introduction of the famous 'Blue Trains'.
The timetable for these services, is also shown.
Clyde Ferries Token.
Bus tickets from the Caledonian Omnibus Co and the Scottish General Transport Co.
Erskine Ferry tickets.
Tickets from A&P MacConnachie Ltd (Campbelltown), West Coast Motor Services, & Toronto (1950's).
Thanks to John Milloy, for donating the above tickets.
Kelvin Central Buses timetables.
Thanks to Gary Painter for donating these.
MacBrayne's ferry tickets.
Some of the commercially available Glasgow bus,
tram, & Subway car models which have been produced over the past
The GCT tram & bus models in the last photo can be bought at the gift shop in the Glasgow Museum of Transport.