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by Deepol
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Arriving at Arrochar
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Arriving at Arrochar

On the occasion of photographing the two Type 2s at Arrochar I had arrived on the 1035 from Queen Street to Oban. This was a summer extra train as far as I can recall and was worked by a Haymarket based Met Cam DMU triple set.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 61
Views: 21102

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

ASIAFREIGHTER was one of the 4 gas turbine powered container ships built in Germany 1971/1972. Her sisters were ASIALINER, EUROLINER and EUROFREIGHTER. They were managed by Denholm's in Glasgow and were regular visitors to Greenock Container Terminal where I took this in April 1973. Their machinery ...
by Deepol
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CITY OF OXFORD 1948: John Brown, Clydebank
Replies: 0
Views: 19

CITY OF OXFORD 1948: John Brown, Clydebank

Ellerman general cargo ship which was later fitted out as the Personal Yacht for Sir John Ellerman. Launched on June 24th 1948 she was completed in December.
She traded till sold to Panamanian interests in 1975 becoming UNION ARABIA.
She arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up on January 4th 1978.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: BRENDA 1951: Denny, Dumbarton
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: BRENDA 1951: Denny, Dumbarton

Off Customhouse in 1976.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: D1733-XP64 loco
Replies: 0
Views: 95

D1733-XP64 loco

Taken into traffic in June 1964 D1733 never received the two tone green livery of the new Brush Type 4s. Instead she received a blue livery and logo to go with the new blue and grey liveried coaching stock XP64 being publicised for the new image of British Railways about to become British Rail. She ...
by Deepol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Rebranded Royal Mail
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Rebranded Royal Mail

In October 1986 Royal Mail exhibited their rebranded Travelling Post Office vehicles countrywide together if I recall an updated version of the classic Night Mail film.
This is the stock at Glasgow Central along with newly named Class 47 47549 ROYAL MAIL.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Sunday diversion
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Sunday diversion

47706 heading the ECS of the 0925 to Aberdeen over the Kelvin Viaduct on a Sunday in March 1988 on its way into Queen Street Low Level. Everyday view from my back window in Partick. Couldn't get this now with all the residential newbuilds.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Special charter
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Special charter

Two shots of 47460 with the short lived Highland Prince excursion stock at Hyndland and Exhibition Centre on a special charter returning to Perth in November 1989.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 4468 MALLARD
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: 4468 MALLARD

I'm not sure when this was put up but it's the LNER style sign on the ECML around Essendine commemorating MALLARD's achievement. I'm not sure if the speed was ever equalled but certainly never beaten.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 4468 MALLARD
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: 4468 MALLARD

MALLARD with Driver Duddingston and Fireman Bray on completion of the run with the train guard and various other LNER folk. Missing is Sir Nigel Gresley for the simple fact that this shot was taken as far as I know at Peterborough where the record breaker had to be taken off because she had run hot ...
by Deepol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 61
Views: 21102

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Two sugar boats in the Watt Dock in 1979.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: USS MISSOURI
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: USS MISSOURI

Another view courtesy Sergio and Anton Grimaldi of her in Tokyo Bay for the signing of the Surrender Document.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: REINA DEL MAR
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: REINA DEL MAR

A shot of her under conversion.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Preussen
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Preussen

The real thing in spectacular full sail.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ROUNTON GRANGE
Replies: 1
Views: 153

ROUNTON GRANGE

A ship with many owners, she was built in Yugoslavia in 1972 as PACIFIC WASA. As ROUNTON GRANGE of Houlder Line she came to Glasgow in 1982 to lay up and I photographed her at Erskine Bridge on her way upriver where she became the largest vessel to lay up in the geographical City Centre. She went to...
by Deepol
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: ESSO LONDON
Replies: 0
Views: 64

ESSO LONDON

From the collection of the late Alan Eadie, Esso master this of the 1964 AG Weser built tanker heading out on trials.
Sold in 1975 she became PETROLA XXVII and as PETROLA 27 Brodospas broke her up at Split in 1982.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: QANTAS art
Replies: 0
Views: 129

QANTAS art

From an old calendar this of a QANTAS Boeing 747 decorated with Aboriginal art.
by Deepol
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 60100 SPEARMINT
Replies: 0
Views: 97

60100 SPEARMINT

Named after the 1906 Derby winner the A3 sits on the turntable at St Margarets shed in Edinburgh in the last days of steam going by the yellow stripe on the cab signifying a ban south of Crewe because of overhead line clearances. In the midst of the 1962-63 winter she hauled me from Edinburgh to Gla...
by Deepol
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: At Elliot Junction
Replies: 1
Views: 154

At Elliot Junction

25230 passing Elliot Junction at Arbroath in May 1974 with the 1111 parcels from E
25230 at Elliot Junction 11 May 74- 1111 Edinbugh Aberdeen parcels img006.jpg
dinburgh to Aberdeen.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 247
Views: 71346

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

PUERTO PRINCESA built in France at La Ciotat in 1970 as VILLE DE ROTTERDAM, taken in 1982 from Erskine Bridge.
She arrived at Kaohsiung on November 5th 1984 for scrapping.
puerto.jpg
by Deepol
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: WELSH TRIDENT
Replies: 0
Views: 87

WELSH TRIDENT

She was one of a pair of SD14s, the other being WELSH TROUBADOR built at Sunderland by Austin and Pickersgill for Welsh Ore Carriers which I photographed in Sunderland after returning from trials in May 1973.
In 1978 she became AGATE and as SAIGON 2 was broken up in China in 2001.
welsh.jpg
by Deepol
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 247
Views: 71346

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Couple of 1976 memories.
by Deepol
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: BRITISH INTEGRITY 1937: Harland and Wolff, Govan
Replies: 0
Views: 115

BRITISH INTEGRITY 1937: Harland and Wolff, Govan

For the British Tanker Company she was launched on June 22nd 1937 being completed in September. On May 24th 1958 she arrived at Rotterdam for breaking at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht.
by Deepol
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Howe 1937 HMS - Battleship
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Howe 1937 HMS - Battleship

August sees the 75th Anniversary of her commissioning at Rosyth on August 29th 1942. To commemorate this, author and maritime historian Ian Johnston will be giving a talk on her career at the Fairfield Heritage Centre on 29th August at 3pm. Tickets can be obtained through the Eventbrite website or t...
by Deepol
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: BALLYWALTER at Ayr.
Replies: 0
Views: 119

BALLYWALTER at Ayr.

Kelly coaster loading coal at Ayr in 1979. She was built at Sunderland in 1955 as Stephenson Clarke's STEYNING becoming BALLYWALTER in 1971.
In 1979 sold on she became SALLYWALTER (!!) and later ABEER DELTA.
by Deepol
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Netherlands
Topic: BERGE SEPTIMUS
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: BERGE SEPTIMUS

Thanks indeed for that, Ian.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37694 THE LASS O' BALLOCHMYLE
Replies: 0
Views: 129

37694 THE LASS O' BALLOCHMYLE

First loco to carry the name at her naming at Ayr in 1980. These Class 37s were specifically used for handling the colliery traffic prior to the arrival of Class 56s at first then Class 66s. She was delivered in 1964 as D6892 being renumbered to 37192 and finally 37694. I think she was withdrawn aro...
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 47635 JIMMY MILNE
Replies: 0
Views: 85

47635 JIMMY MILNE

When going through old files found this photo of 47635 JIMMY MILNE under restoration on the Epping and Ongar Railway as far as I can see.
A former Inverness loco she later became THE LASS O' BALLOCHMYLE and was withdrawn around 2007. Original name restored by preservationists I assume.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: BERGE LORD
Replies: 0
Views: 99

BERGE LORD

Begesen VLCC taken at Fawley in June 1979. Built by Mitsui at Chiba in 1973 she sailed till arrival at Chittagong on 6th January 1999 to be broken up.
BergeLord-bow-FawleyJune79.jpg
BergeLord_Fawley-June79.jpg
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Netherlands
Topic: BERGE SEPTIMUS
Replies: 2
Views: 161

BERGE SEPTIMUS

Possibly the 7th in the series of VLCCs for Bergesen built in the 1970s she came from the Mitsui yard at Chiba in May 1974 remaining within the Bergesan fleet till arriving at Xinhui in China on 30th April 1999 for scrapping.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HAMILTON TRADER
Replies: 0
Views: 118

HAMILTON TRADER

An 18000dwt tanker she was built at Blyth in 1959 and I took this at Dunglass in September 1971 as she was preparing to leave.
She was sold in 1973 and had several names before going to breakers at Chittagong as GIORGIOS S in 1987.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Crew change
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Crew change

Former East German trawler/ factory ship BODO UHSE taken at Yorkhill in 1987. She and her contemporaries visited regularly to undergo crew changes.
BODO UHSE was built at Wismar in 1965 and was scrapped in Turkey in 1991.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: A long running service
Replies: 0
Views: 93

A long running service

An HST arriving at Perth in April 1986 as the 1200 from Kings Cross to Inverness. I think this service is still extant today under Virgin East Coast.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Paddington-the future looms
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Paddington-the future looms

D1065 WESTERN CONSORT and 47479 at Paddington in 1976 with the future, an HST in an adjoining platform as they started to appear on the main services.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SPYROS NIARCHOS
Replies: 0
Views: 104

SPYROS NIARCHOS

Tanker SPYROS NIARCHOS undergoing trials on the Clyde from a still from Seawards The Great Ships. Until I was more informed, I always assumed she was a Clyde built ship. Featuring in a lot of books and magazines at the time because of her stylish looks she was actually built by Vickers Armstrongs at...
by Deepol
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MATCO THAMES
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: MATCO THAMES

Thanks Ian remember now! Thanks also for the link.
by Deepol
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: USS INTREPID
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: USS INTREPID

Some more of her.
by Deepol
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: OCEANIC at New York
Replies: 0
Views: 146

OCEANIC at New York

Again taken from QE2, Home Lines' cruise ship at New York. She came from the Monfalcone yard in 1965 and sailed till 1985 becoming STARSHIP OCEANIC
As THE OCEANIC she was broken up at Zhejiang arriving there on June 17th 2012.
by Deepol
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: VEENDAM arrives
Replies: 0
Views: 114

VEENDAM arrives

Taken from QE2 in July 1983, Holland America's cruise ship arrives at New York. She was completed in 1958 by the Ingalls yard at Pascagoula as ARGENTINA for Moore-McCormack. She became VEENDAM in 1972 and alternated this name with others till 1984 when she became BERMUDA STAR then ENCHANTED ISLE. As...
by Deepol
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Maryhill bound
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Maryhill bound

Interesting shot taken from a train departing from Partick West and rounding the curve to Partick North which will take it into the tunnel emerging at Crow Road on its way to Maryhill Central. The cutting at the former tunnel entrance is now a park and Partick West is occupied nowadays by the Partic...
by Deepol
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Reach for the Atlas...
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Reach for the Atlas...

Trainspotting before it became railway enthusiasm was considered to be a daft hobby and still is regarded as such to a certain extent. I have seen this subject raised by others as to how actually educational it was. In just one instance, Jubilee Class locomotives were named partly after British Empi...
by Deepol
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MATCO THAMES
Replies: 3
Views: 320

MATCO THAMES

For Mobil, this 92000dwt North Sea Shuttle Tanker was completed in 1975 by the Japanese Tsuneishi yard at Numakuma. I can't remember offhand which field she was to serve but in February 1976 she arrived on the Clyde to lay up as the facilities for her were not ready. She initially sat at Greenock bu...
by Deepol
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Rotomahana SS 1879 - William Denny & Brothers
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Rotomahana SS 1879 - William Denny & Brothers

In 1925 she was sold to Power & Davies at Melbourne for dismantling but it was not until May 29th 1928 that her hull was towed out from Port Phillip and scuttled in Bass Strait.
by Deepol
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire

Yes, Crich has done very well with Glasgow trams, a joy to see I'm sure. I've never been there unfortunately.
by Deepol
Tue May 23, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: QUEEN ELIZABETH- John Brown 1940
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: QUEEN ELIZABETH- John Brown 1940

Computer wizardry-my photo of QE on the day she came in to the Firth of Clyde drydock before and after.....
by Deepol
Tue May 23, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: MONTE CASTILLO before Manx days
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: MONTE CASTILLO before Manx days

Some shots of MANX VIKING
by Deepol
Tue May 16, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: At Eglinton Street
Replies: 0
Views: 163

At Eglinton Street

From a calendar this well known Vic Welch painting of a double headed Caledonian Railway Anglo-Scottish express at Eglinton Street on its way South from Glasgow Central. Loco No.46 leading.
Another train possibly for the Cathcart Circle diverges to the left.
by Deepol
Tue May 16, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Cowlairs signalbox
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Cowlairs signalbox

The old Cowlairs Station signalbox here in this unknown photographer's shot of D11 Director 62672 Baron of Bradwardine passing in the 1950s with the 4.13pm from Queen Street to Thornton.
by Deepol
Tue May 16, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Luxury travel
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Luxury travel

Leaving Edinburgh on the start of its week long tour in June 1986 headed by 37260 RADIO HIGHLAND.
by Deepol
Tue May 16, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: BERLIN at Boppard
Replies: 0
Views: 167

BERLIN at Boppard

Spent a marvellous week on the Rhine in 1990 just before the reunification of Germany so was an exciting atmosphere.
She is one of the excellent Koln-Dusseldorff passenger vessels.

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