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by Deepol
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: Captain's Paradise
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Captain's Paradise

Two stills taken off the tv recently on the showing of the Alec Guinness film centred on the Gibraltar to Tangier ferry. Can't remember the name but I think she was a Denny ship.
by Deepol
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Lady Liberty
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Lady Liberty

Two views of the Statue of Liberty taken in July 1983.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 40062 for Aberdeen
Replies: 0
Views: 103

40062 for Aberdeen

40062 leaving Stirling in September 1979 with the 1335 from Glasgow to Aberdeen.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Leuchars bound
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Leuchars bound

40029 Saxonia at Dalmeny in September 1982 with a special from Edinburgh to Leuchars for the Air Display.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Scottish West Country
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Scottish West Country

Another cutting of her, this time at Stirling heading for the Highlands.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 10000 hush hush
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: 10000 hush hush

A cutting of a photo of a model of her bearing the name BRITISH ENTERPRISE which was evidently planned for her.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 45622 NYASALAND
Replies: 0
Views: 98

45622 NYASALAND

Once allied with part of Rhodesia Nyasaland became Malawi when independence came from Britain.
Jubilee 45622 recalls the days of Empire.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 60526 SUGAR PALM
Replies: 0
Views: 95

60526 SUGAR PALM

Nice semi official shot of A2 60526 Sugar Palm the second of the AH Peppercorn designed batch.Named as ever after a racehorse she went into traffic in 1948 and was broken up in 1963.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Twins
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Twins

Another view of The Twins at Annbank I think. Derek Cross I'm sure was the man behind the lens judging by the posing train crew!
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Cars on the go
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Cars on the go

Well. parts anyway. 25240 at Cardonald in 1977 with the evening Freightliner from the Chrysler factory at Linwood to Glasgow to attach to a southbound service.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Doubling up
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Doubling up

D400/D418 leaving Carstairs with the 1800 Glasgow and Edinburgh to Manchester in May 1970 just shortly after the accelerated times came in using double headers.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Grangemouth bound
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Grangemouth bound

Just over the Border quite a few years ago now, 66130 at Carlisle with the returning Dalston to Grangemouth tanks.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 92023 on test
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: 92023 on test

A couple more Crosti memories.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 92023 on test
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: 92023 on test

Eagle Leslie Ashwell Wood cutaway of a Crosti 9F.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Shipbuilding on the Clyde
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Shipbuilding on the Clyde

From a catalogue a Norman Wilkinson painting of a ship under construction on the Clyde in this LNER poster. Looks very like John Brown's so could possibly be one of the Queens.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: PRESIDENT COOLIDGE
Replies: 0
Views: 125

PRESIDENT COOLIDGE

Courtesy Chris Howell in New Zealand this photo of American President Line's general cargo ship named after Calvin Coolidge the 30th US President in office from 1923 to 1929. She was built at Newport News in 1954 as CRACKER STATE MARINER and reverting to her original name was broken up at Alang in 1...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 275
Views: 88624

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Uruguayan registered ESTEMAR II at King George V Dock in April 1976. She was built in 1950 as VIATOR for Scandinavian owners and broken up on Gadani Beach in 1980.
Behind is Kenyan HARAMBEE built in Germany as BELGRANO in 1953.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: SAVANNAH 1962 : New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden
Replies: 0
Views: 91

SAVANNAH 1962 : New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden

She was the first nuclear powered ship and was intended as a demonstrator for maritime nuclear power. Launched on July 21st 1959 she did not enter service until 1962 following installation and testing of the reactor. Originally a passenger/ cargo ship, her passenger facilities were withdrawn in 1965...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: MORMACSAGA
Replies: 0
Views: 76

MORMACSAGA

Moore-McCormack cargo liner taken by Trevor Jones at Durban. She was completed in 1962 as M.M.DANT
I think she later became part of the US Reserve Fleet as CAPE JOHNSON.
Photo as ever courtesy Chris Howell.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 275
Views: 88624

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

LONDON CRAFTSMAN-London and Overseas Freighters' smart general cargo ship taken in KG5 in March 1976.
She was Swedish built in 1963 and as with most of her type was sold on, becoming PINDAROS later in 1976.
She had a long life arriving as DON at Chittagong 28th October 1990 for scrapping.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 75
Views: 26606

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

One of the first generation of container ships, MANCHESTER CHALLENGE was built in 1968 at South Bank by Smith's Dock for Manchester Liners and could negotiate the Manchester Ship Canal on service to Canada. This was taken off Greenock in March 1975 as she waited a berth at Greenock's Container Termi...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 75
Views: 26606

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

GOWANBANK anchored off Greenock in August 1976 waiting for a berth with a sugar cargo. Belfast built, she was delivered in January 1968. She was scrapped in 1985 as KAVO GROSSOS.. Also in the Watt Dock again in 1976 is AVONBANK which came from Belfast also in 1961. She was sold the following year be...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 275
Views: 88624

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Two Meadowside memories: ARCHANGELOS G-She was built in Japan in 1960 and I took this in July 1974 when she was discharging grain at Meadowside. She was broken up in Spain in November 1985. ARIS CARRIER-She was built by Harland and Wolff at Belfast as CARRONBANK for Bank Line in 1957 and this was ta...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 275
Views: 88624

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

CANOPIC was completed in 1954 by Vickers Armstrong's yard at Walker-on-Tyne in 1954 for Shaw Savill Line.
She stayed with them until the mid-1970s when she was sold and renamed CAPETAN NICOLAS under which name she was scrapped in 1986.
I took this in King George V Dock in 1964.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: BIA RIVER
Replies: 0
Views: 133

BIA RIVER

BIA RIVER was Japanese built in 1965 for Ghana's Black star Line and I took this in King George V Dock in London in 1974.
She remained with the Black Star Line for all her working life and was scrapped on Gadani Beach in 1987.
A sister, NAKWA RIVER was built by Barclay Curle.
by Deepol
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Whither Stranraer?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Whither Stranraer?

40033 formerly ACCRA at Stranraer in 1983 with the Ayrshire Ranger railtour which came from York.
by Deepol
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Whither Stranraer?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Whither Stranraer?

27007 and 27014 heading out of Glasgow Central with the 1135 to Stranraer during 1984. Two Class 27s were supposed to work these trains but because of troubles especially in the winter when heating boilers very rarely worked this hardly happened so it was an event to be recorded when on this occasio...
by Deepol
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Whither Stranraer?
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Whither Stranraer?

Class 27 27103 arriving at Kilwinning in January 1983 with the 1135 from Glasgow to Stranraer.
27103 was one of the batch fitted with electric train heating for service on the Edinburgh to Glasgow runs in the 1970s.
by Deepol
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Not late at all
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Not late at all

BRCW Type 2/ Class 26 26025 leaving Edinburgh Waverley with the 1425 to Dundee just before Christmas 1981.
Sharp eyed might notice that the NB Hotel clock reads 1430. However the Dundee is on time as the Hotel clock was kept 5 minutes fast to save folk missing their trains.
by Deepol
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Eastleigh arrival
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: Eastleigh arrival

73109 and 73114 at Southampton in June 1988 with a Bournemouth to Waterloo service. Remarkably the Class 442 units were being powered by the motors of the units they were replacing and a substitute service using Class 73s double headed with the non-powered vehicles was brought in until the 442s coul...
by Deepol
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Anarchic poster
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Anarchic poster

Found this variation to an old BR poster on an auction website catalogue.....
by Deepol
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CYCLOPS 1906: D&W Henderson, Meadowside.
Replies: 0
Views: 115

CYCLOPS 1906: D&W Henderson, Meadowside.

Blue Funnel cargo liner launched on March 23rd 1906
On 11th January 1942 Whilst on a voyage from Hong Kong and Auckland via Cristobal and Halifax to the UK was torpedoed and sunk by U123 off Cape Sable, New England.
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Not long to go....
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Not long to go....

By remarkable coincidence Shane Suggett was there as well and took this nearly exact view as mine! He corrected me on the train-it was actually the 6.15pm to Carlisle. I with some others were waiting for our train to Chester where we were to spend the weekend at the Youth Hostel there as a base for ...
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Hyndland diversion
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Hyndland diversion

During the same period, 37425 unnamed at Hyndland with the diverted morning train from Oban to Queen Street.
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Coal through Heworth
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Coal through Heworth

56076 BLYTH POWER at Heworth in Newcastle with a coal train in September 1982.
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Steam lives....
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Steam lives....

BR/Sulzer Type 4 D23 emitting plenty of steam from the heating boiler at Glasgow Central heading for Nottingham in February 1975.
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Bit of a bash....
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Bit of a bash....

Damage to a GUV at Queen Street in 1975 after the Class 40 in the pic suffered a brake failure on its way down Cowlairs Bank and entered the station at a great pace.... Another GUV landed at the George Square entrance minus it's bogies and had been removed to the car park by the time I was in the st...
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Terminus bound
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Terminus bound

37137 and 37154 at Rutherglen in 1979 with empty ore tipplers from Ravenscraig to General Terminus.
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 45581 BIHAR AND ORISSA
Replies: 0
Views: 98

45581 BIHAR AND ORISSA

Like Morecambe and Heysham and Brighton and Hove, the Indian states of Bihar and Orissa went together.
Jubilee 45581 at Manchester Victoria judging by the wooden platform.
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: West Coast Drag
Replies: 0
Views: 88

West Coast Drag

Class 47 47472 heads 87012 COEUR DE LION on the 1330 from Glasgow Central to Euston in March 1979 on an occasion when overhead power was off for engineering work.
by Deepol
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Netherlands
Topic: OGDEN NELSON
Replies: 0
Views: 112

OGDEN NELSON

She was completed in Japan in 1971 and came in at 270000dwt. This was taken in Europoort in 1976.
As far as I know she stayed with her original owners until 1984 when she was scrapped.
by Deepol
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 60114 W P ALLEN
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: 60114 W P ALLEN

A better shot taken at Grantham from the collection of the late Jon Gerralde courtesy Mike Redmayne.
by Deepol
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 275
Views: 88624

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Royal Fleet Auxiliary STROMNESS passing Renfrew in February 1974 following refit at the nearby Elderslie Drydocks. She and her two sisters, LYNESS and TARBATNESS were built by Swan Hunter on Tyneside. I saw one fitting out at Wallsend away back in 1967. They all went to the US Military Sealift Comma...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: BEAVERBANK 1974: Deptford yard, Sunderland
Replies: 0
Views: 171

BEAVERBANK 1974: Deptford yard, Sunderland

During the 1970s a fine series of conventional general cargo liners for Andrew Weir/s Bank Line were built at Sunderland. BEAVERBANK was one of these and I photographed her at Grangemouth in 1976.

In 1981 sold she became SANJOHN BAY and as LUCKY 25 arrived at Alang on 30th May 1998 to be broken up.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ATLANTIC CONVEYOR
Replies: 10
Views: 2343

Re: ATLANTIC CONVEYOR

Her launch on the Tyne and sojourn in the Firth of Clyde Drydock.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 34056 CROYDON
Replies: 0
Views: 136

34056 CROYDON

Bulleid Battle of Britain class Pacific named after the wartime airfield taken at Waterloo in the mid 1960s with a late afternoon Bournemouth departure. She came into traffic as 21C156 in February 1947 being renumbered on Nationalisation. She was one of the batch scheduled for rebuilding this being ...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 26031: anything goes....
Replies: 0
Views: 108

26031: anything goes....

26031 at Edinburgh in October 1986 heading an Anglo Scottish portion to Carstairs to join up with the other part from Glasgow.
Anything was pressed into service on these Carstairs workings if Class 47s were in short supply.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 275
Views: 88624

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Eastern bloc factory trawler AFALA passing the old Harland and Wolff yard in May 1975 on her way upriver for a crew change which was a regular occurrence in Glasgow with these ships. She was fairly new then, Polish built in 1974 at the Komuny Paryskiej yard at Gdynia. She was deleted from Registers ...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 275
Views: 88624

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Lamport and Holt's DRYDEN taken in Princes Dock in June 1965 Named after the 17th Century poet and Poet Laureate she was completed in 1939 by B&W at Copenhagen as Blue Star Line's COLUMBIA STAR. In 1950 she went to Lamport & Holt but was bareboat chartered to Blue Star. In 1953 the charter ended and...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: GLENALMOND 1966: Mitsubishi, Nagasaki
Replies: 0
Views: 135

GLENALMOND 1966: Mitsubishi, Nagasaki

Of the eight Super P general cargo liners built for Blue Funnel and Glen Lines two, GLENALMOND and PEMBROKESHIRE were built in Japan at Nagasaki, the rest coming from Tyneside(5)and Clydeside(1). This is GLENALMOND taken in London in 1971. Although not the first launched, she just became the first i...

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