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by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Spotters
Replies: 18
Views: 2692

Re: Spotters

This was sad although nobody thought so at the time. Spotters at Derby Works pass pioneer diesels 10202 and even more so, 10000. The five locos languished there for many years and remember them there in 1965.
Now there is an ambitious scheme to build a replica of 10000.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: EMPRESS OF BRITAIN 1930
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: EMPRESS OF BRITAIN 1930

A couple more memories of her.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Golden locos
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Golden locos

A BR card of Britannias 70004 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and 70014 IRON DUKE at Stewarts Lane shed on Golden Arrow duties.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37025 in service
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: 37025 in service

Another shot of 37025 when she became a Civil Engineers' loco under Sectorisation taken on an Inspection passing Bellgrove in July 1993.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37402 OOR WULLIE
Replies: 0
Views: 8

37402 OOR WULLIE

Heading for Inverness at Haymarket in 1993 on one of the loco hauled Backpackers' Services.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: GNSR No.49 GORDON HIGHLANDER
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: GNSR No.49 GORDON HIGHLANDER

Just after restoration she was placed on service trains on the Speyside Line and this is a shot of her at Craigellachie.
by Deepol
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Off to the shed
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Off to the shed

A4 60024 Kingfisher at Buchanan Street after arriving from Aberdeen ready to set off to St.Rollox for servicing.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Changed days.....
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Changed days.....

70004 William Shakespeare well away from her Golden Arrow days at Willesden I think when she was transferred over to the LM Region.
by Deepol
Mon May 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ST MUNGO 1 ST MUNGO 2
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: ST MUNGO 1 ST MUNGO 2

A different St Mungo which Hugh McLean's at Renfrew launched May 21st 1959.
by Deepol
Sun May 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: ARGYLL
Replies: 0
Views: 118

ARGYLL

A very unusual vessel was Argyll part of the Ludwig fleet I think. She was built by Mitsubishi at Hiroshima in 1957. As RAPIDO she was broken up at Inchon in 1978
Photo courtesy Chris Howell collection
by Deepol
Sun May 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PORT HOBART
Replies: 0
Views: 149

PORT HOBART

PORT HOBART-She was launched as EMPIRE WESSEX by Harland and Wolff in Belfast but completed in 1946 as PORT HOBART. I took this in London in February 1968.
She only had two years left as in 1970 she went to Chinese breakers.
by Deepol
Wed May 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: CABBY
Replies: 0
Views: 197

CABBY

Photos taken on a 1984 trip on the Thames Sailing Barge with the Thames Ship Society from Strood into the Thames Estuary.
by Deepol
Wed May 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Ready for Oban
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Ready for Oban

Class 37 loco 37403 ISLE OF MULL at Queen Street in April 1986 with the afternoon service for Oban. 37403 received two subsequent renamings, GLENDARROCH and BEN CRUACHAN and is still with us at Bo'ness I think. Another shot of her restored to near original condition as D6607 at Glasgow Central in 19...
by Deepol
Wed May 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: At the buffers
Replies: 0
Views: 193

At the buffers

Class 26 loco 26034 at the buffers at Queen Street in 1986 with a summer train which ran a circuitous route from Paignton to Inverness.....
Can't remember the full details of this working unfortunately.
by Deepol
Wed May 09, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: WAVERTREE
Replies: 0
Views: 238

WAVERTREE

Leyland Line barque built by Mordaunt at Southampton in 1886 at the South Street Seaport museum in New York in July 1983.
She has recently been for another upgrade at Staten Island.
by Deepol
Wed May 09, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Built for Bibby
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Built for Bibby

If anyone is free about 2pm on 22nd May, I'm giving a talk at the Fairfield Heritage Centre on Govan Road on the ships the yard built for Bibby Line of Liverpool, STAFFORDSHIRE being one of these.
Free entry but donations always welcome! Tickets via Eventbrite
by Deepol
Wed May 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Boats on the Clyde in the '60s
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Boats on the Clyde in the '60s

An excuse to post a photo of JEANIE DEANS....
by Deepol
Wed May 09, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Boats on the Clyde in the '60s
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Boats on the Clyde in the '60s

Car ferry BUTE on her trials. There is of course a new BUTE today on the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay run.
by Deepol
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 4472 FLYING SCOTSMAN
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: 4472 FLYING SCOTSMAN

Under wraps at Doncaster,the new Gresley A1 Pacific 1472 to eventually be named Flying Scotsman waits to be unveiled.
by Deepol
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 45604 CEYLON
Replies: 0
Views: 177

45604 CEYLON

Jubilee Class loco taken in early BR days. Ceylon of course now Sri Lanka. The country although gaining independence in 1948 was not renamed until the early 1970s
by Deepol
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Arriving from the coast
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Arriving from the coast

Another shot of 73059 and LMS Black 5 45227 on shed at Polmadie in the dying days of steam in Scotland in 1967. 1S40 was a summer Blackpool to Glasgow train.
by Deepol
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 276
Views: 95103

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

NNAMDI AZIKIWE-Completed by Swan Hunter in 1963 and named after Nigeria's first President.Taken in KG5 in 1973.
She was later sold becoming RONHILL and as IONIAN SKIPPER was broken up at Karachi in May 1985.
by Deepol
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: Captain's Paradise
Replies: 1
Views: 297

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: 385

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: 228

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: 250

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: 593

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: 493

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: 221

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: 231

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: 406

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: 211

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: 218

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: 218

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: 382

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: 382

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: 215

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: 297

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: 276
Views: 95103

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: 235

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: 215

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: 276
Views: 95103

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: 28532

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: 28532

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: 276
Views: 95103

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: 276
Views: 95103

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: 306

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: 447

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: 447

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: 447

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.

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