Chapter 75 – A Powerful Combination

Robert’s abundant ambition, creativity and arrogance lead to regular frustration at the way the world currently works. He sees the guardians of the world’s boundaries, authority and control, as unnecessary evils. Every so often, these boundaries are dropped, and today is one of those days.

Robert triumphantly rolls out the large map and his eyes flare, as he explains his design, with which he and his staff, have been working on ‘day and night’.

“The Glasgow Tramway will provide new independent travel from Glasgow’s Westside to its Southside, traversing the great Clutha at its heart, across Glasgow Bridge.”, said Robert.

“This map displays the opportunity for the traveller. There are four train stations within easy walking distance of the route: Caledonian Railway Station on Port Dundas Road, North British Railway Station on George Street, Bridge Street Station and Caledonian Southside Station on Pollokshaws Road. These railways run from the North, South and East of Glasgow, however, this map shows the first transportation on the Great Western Road, towards Glasgow University.” 

Detailed drawings of the Gilmorehill building and the four stations are inlaid in the map.

I ask one simple question, “Robert, who has seen this?”

“I have sworn my staff to utmost secrecy”, Robert replies.

A broad smile erupts from my face. “Perfect. There is much work to be done.”

———————————- © Graeme Brown 2019 ————————————-

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