Friday, June 06, 2008

The Straw Locomotive

The Straw Locomotive, originally uploaded by Lay Clerk.

I've just discovered that I can post to my Blog directly from Flickr, so this post is really just to try that out, although it does happen to be a favourite photo of mine. I took it around 1989, just before moving away from Glasgow to live and work in the north east of England for a while.

The straw locomotive was an art installation to celebrate Glasgow's history in relation to train building. It was a locomotive, funnily enough, built of straw, funnily enough, and was hanging from the Finnieston crane which is about the sole surviving crane of its type on this part of the river Clyde, and used to load the real thing onto ships for export all over the world.

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