Finnieston Crane
Finnieston Crane
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saul l
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It was really quite bad, horrible place, very ugly as well.
I hope to never again have the supreme misfortune of coming across such a deplorable, detestable, disgusting and generally despairing building in my entire life.
Anyone who says otherwise is just completely wrong and should honestly reconsider their own life choices.
Written March 9, 2023
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George B
Aberdeen, UK1,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This crane was used in Tandem with another to lift heavy loads onto the ships for delivery around the World.
I used to watch Boiler Drums being taken from Babcock and Wilcox in Renfrew that showed a weight on the side of 250 tons. The roads had to have heavy metal plates laid to get round corners. The locals used to laugh at the sign on the side of 250 tons as this was the road limit but many were well over this weight.
Many of the drums were being taken to South Africa and India.
Locomotives for South Africa were also loaded here and they were about 1.5 times the size and weight of these used in the UK. One can be seen in the new transport museum.
Written November 22, 2019
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BlarghBlargh
Birmingham, UK404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Well worth the walk out to see this icon of engineering heritage. There wasn't really an easy way to get to it by public transport without a walk, but it's also nice to stroll along the Clyde on a Spring morning, so I would recommend.
Written January 3, 2024
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H S
WEYBURN4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Doesn’t take long but worth a look. If you have any interest in manufacturing it is interesting to see how it was put together with rivits
Written October 12, 2023
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B F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Nothing but a quality landmark, i waited 4 and a half years to finally tick this behemoth off my bucket list, and boy, was it worth it.

The atmosphere this spectical produced was nothing short of euphoric.

I'm glad we went here in the Christmas holidays because the light work easily rivalled the less impressive leaning pizza tower or whatever they call that wonky building.

MUST SEE!!
Written May 14, 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Regardless of its historic value, this crane is an eyesore, that should've been moved to a more open area.
Written September 4, 2021
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This crane is one of four giant cantilever cranes on the River Clyde. It was built for the Clyde Navigation Trust by Cowans, Sheldon & Co of Carlisle. The crane was used to lift boilers and engines into new ships, and to load heavy goods such as locomotives and tanks. The surrounding areas on both sides of the Clyde were once huge docks for building, loading and repairing ships. The crane is no longer in use. An important historic iconic landmark on the banks of the Clyde.
Written October 24, 2020
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malc1005
Kettering, UK4,789 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
A lovely landmark to the docking history of Glasgow. The crane towers over the landscape, and can be seen for miles. Well worth a visit.
Written September 22, 2019
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