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by Deepol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969

Launch Day memories.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969

Remarkably it is 50 years to the exact day since her launch on September 20th 1967. Some memories of that day.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: RNLB THOMAS KIRK WRIGHT
Replies: 0
Views: 28

RNLB THOMAS KIRK WRIGHT

Cutting of lifeboat which made it across to Dunkirk and back. Now restored and preserved I think at Poole.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Bank Line
Replies: 23
Views: 3844

Re: Bank Line

FLEETBANK, one of the series fitting out at Sunderland in November 1972. Built at the Deptford yard she remained with Bank Line till 1981 when she was renamed FLORIDA. As BERRY she was broken up at Gadani Beach in November 1986 following a grounding.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: VINLAND
Replies: 0
Views: 31

VINLAND

Taken on the Kiel Canal in August 1986. This LPG tanker was built in Holland at Waterhuizen in 1984.
She became HENRIK THOLSTRUP in 1987 and as SIGAS MATE was broken up at Aliaga in 2009.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: GOWER COAST
Replies: 0
Views: 28

GOWER COAST

Courtesy John Winters' collection this card of the Coast Line's vessel built in 1911 by Williamson's of Workington as VOLHYNIA for the Volana Shipping Company of Liverpool being acquired in 1920.
In 1932 she became MILLISLE and was sunk by aerial attack in the Bristol Channel on March 21st 1941.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: ELIZABETH LYSAGHT
Replies: 0
Views: 29

ELIZABETH LYSAGHT

Stephenson Clarke collier built by Austin's at Sunderland in 1938.
In 1958 she became RINO ESPOSITO and as ZAFFIRO grounded off Cape Bengut, Algeria on May 12th 1970 becoming a total loss.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969

As launch day for the new Cunarder at Clydebank approached, speculation abounded as to her name. Some thought an old White Star name was being revived as CELTIC had appeared on her stern at one stage....
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: DOROTHY MORAN
Replies: 0
Views: 66

DOROTHY MORAN

Classic Moran tug at New York in July 1983 ready to assist in sailing QE2.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 75277

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Shell tanker RAIMA, one of two at Dalmuir for breaking in February 1979. She was built by Bremer Vulkan in 1954 as GLEBULA and was subsequently renamed SHELL CHARAIMA and CHARAIMA, that name shortened for her last voyage.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 62
Views: 22171

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Two more from Finnart.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 75277

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Blue Funnel's AUTOMEDON at King George V Dock in March 1976 with a Nigerian National funnel and flying an Elder Dempster houseflag.
Scotts' built her in 1948 as CYCLOPS being renamed in 1975. She ended her days on the Clyde arriving at Dalmuir on 25th August 1977 for scrapping.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: In Glasgow Central Low Level
Replies: 0
Views: 101

In Glasgow Central Low Level

A Stanier 2-6-2 tank loco at Glasgow Central Low Level with a westbound train, one of the few photos I've seen of a train there in steam days and thanks to Bill (WAC) Smith for the record.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: QUEEN MARY
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: QUEEN MARY

Courtesy Mike Redmayne, Queen Mary in the King George V Drydock at Southampton.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Better days
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Better days

There's been a lot of press recently about the decline of the Ayrshire coastal resorts. Largs has fared better than most although its station has changed over the years.
Here's an old BR pic from a Staff Mag of Largs when it still had a lot of infrastructure.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Arriving from the coast
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Arriving from the coast

The same loco would run round its train at Ardrossan for the return journey unless a fresh loco was provided.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Slightly late....
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Slightly late....

The Main Line Arrivals Board at Glasgow Central on one particular day in the Winter of 1962-1963. I think it was the 9.30 arrival from Euston that eventually came in about 11 hours late behind A2 60532 BLUE PETER.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Arriving from the coast
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Arriving from the coast

Heading to the Coast now- BR Standard 5 73059 leaving for Gourock just after the train in the above shot had arrived.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Record run
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Record run

Two more memories of the record run.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Nice to see you.......
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Nice to see you.......

Apparently she will not be returning to the Main Line as she requires a new boiler and it is not feasible to replace. Some more memories of this pioneer Stanier Pacific.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Remembering Diana Princess of Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Remembering Diana Princess of Wales

Some shots taken on board ROYAL PRINCESS at Greenock on September 2nd 1997 just two days after Diana's tragic death. Built by Wartsila at Helsinki in 1984 she was named at Southampton by the Princess.
ROYAL PRINCESS now sails as ARTANIA.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Lady Liberty
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Lady Liberty

No introductions necessary. Taken in July 1983 on my weekend in New York on a QE2 return Transatlantic trip.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Except the Kyles and Western Isles.....
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Except the Kyles and Western Isles.....

Two posters from a catalogue for Macbrayne's.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A clear message
Replies: 0
Views: 96

A clear message

From an auction catalogue this poster which tells it straight.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: A bit of manipulation
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: A bit of manipulation

Before painted Brunswick Green for GW150 47484 taken at North Queensferry in March 1983 on the 1350 from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Parting of the ways
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Parting of the ways

The imposing Caledonian Railway signalbox at Bridge Street Junction outside Glasgow Central where the line to Paisley and the West Coast Main Line diverged.
Not sure when it was built but it was replaced with the new Glasgow Central box on Salkeld Street in 1960. Even that is replaced now.
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: At Eglinton Street
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: At Eglinton Street

More Eglinton Street memories.
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: At Elliot Junction
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: At Elliot Junction

I think the branch served the Metal Box factory at one time. A view of the signalbox.
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 75277

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Some more memories....
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth

The joys.......
by Deepol
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Bert Moody
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Bert Moody

I was saddened recently to read of the passing of Bert Moody who was responsible for many publications, most notably several editions of Ocean Ships the first of which appeared in 1964.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Drydocked in Hamburg
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Drydocked in Hamburg

German bulk carrier BERNHARD OLDENDORFF in floating drydock in Hamburg in 1972. Built at Vegesack in 1967 she became SAVOYDEAN III in 1989 and was broken up as that in China in 1992. Next door is new OCL container ship CARDIGAN BAY in for pre-trials work. She served till 1999 when she became MARION ...
by Deepol
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 75277

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Two more memories, although one is at Clydebank
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Class 50 diesels
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Class 50 diesels

A memory of DP2 on a Pullman service. Have been reminded that it's 50 years since the Thirsk accident when she was severely damaged.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Snowy Motherwell
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Snowy Motherwell

Stanier Black 5 44866 at Motherwell in January 1965. Built by the LMS at Crewe she entered service in 1945 and was withdrawn from service in September 1967.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Big Bertha
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Big Bertha

Found on an old floppy disk this photo of 58100 the 0-10-0 loco built in 1910 by the Midland Railway for banking duties on the Lickey Incline near Birmingham on the Midland route to Bristol and nicknamed Big Bertha. She was MR 2290 then 22290 under the LMS. BR renumbered her 58100 as the LMS numbers...
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Grey Ladies of Lossiemouth
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Grey Ladies of Lossiemouth

This was the title of a documentary made to mark the end of the Avro Shackleton's reign at Lossiemouth around the end of the 1980s. Some stills I took from my tape of it.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Concorde
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Concorde

Fizzy Concorde. The period most might wish to forget when one of the Air France Concordes was painted in this livery to promote rebranded Pepsi in the 90s making various calls round the world.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Handley Page Dart Herald
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Handley Page Dart Herald

Two Eagle cutaways featuring the medium haul passenger aircraft introduced in 1959 and which flew until as recently as 1999.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Liverpool Screw Towing
Topic: FIGHTING COCK and PEA COCK
Replies: 0
Views: 128

FIGHTING COCK and PEA COCK

Cutting of FIGHTING COCK and PEA COCK with EMPRESS OF CANADA.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Liverpool Screw Towing
Topic: MAURETANIA departing
Replies: 0
Views: 91

MAURETANIA departing

One of the ads which the Liverpool Screw Towing produced when MAURETANIA left Cammell Laird's in 1939.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 75277

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Some Blue Flues
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 75277

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

There's not much remaining of the riverside frontages in this aerial shot.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Departing for Pwllheli
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Departing for Pwllheli

Manor Class locos 7812 ERLESTOKE MANOR and 7819 HINTON MANOR prepare to leave Shrewsbury in July 1965 with a Cambrian Coast train for Pwllheli.
Withdrawn at the end of 1965 both locos went to Barry but were rescued and are now fully restored and on the Severn Valley Railway nowadays.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: DEVONBROOK
Replies: 0
Views: 147

DEVONBROOK

More usually associated with coasters, Comben Longstaff had this 31000dwt bulker delivered from the North Sands yard at Sunderland in April 1979.
They did not have her for long, being sold in 1981 when she became APTMARINER. In 2002 she became the Chinese HONG TAI and was broken up in 2009.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PIKEBANK
Replies: 0
Views: 122

PIKEBANK

Bank Line's general cargo ship fitting out from the Deptford yard at Sunderland in March 1979. She was sold on in 1987 becoming WESTMAN and had a reasonably long life as that arriving to be broken up at Alang on January 13th 2001. Other ships in the photo are sister RUDDBANK and Comben Longstaff's D...
by Deepol
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: RIVER RIMA
Replies: 0
Views: 110

RIVER RIMA

Nigerian National general cargo ship at Sunderland in 1987. Built at Ulsan in 1979 she was sold on in 1989 as LIMA I. As JUTHA KASAMAPHAN she was broken up at Alang arriving there on September 7th 2002.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: MERSEY BRIDGE
Replies: 0
Views: 133

MERSEY BRIDGE

Bibby Line bulk carrier fitting out at Sunderland in 1976. In 1977 following the collapse of the Seabridge consortium she was renamed CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
Sold in 1983 she became FESTIVAL and as PATMOS arrived at Aliaga on December 31st 2001 to be broken up.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Waratah SS 1908 - Barclay Curle & Company
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Waratah SS 1908 - Barclay Curle & Company

On July 28th 1909 she foundered off the South African coast in a severe storm after sailing from Durban for the UK on the 27th July. No trace of the ship was ever found except apparently for a lifebelt washed on to a beach in New Zealand in 1912. All 211 passengers and crew lost their lives. However...

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