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by Deepol
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 279
Views: 110342

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: 954

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: 1201

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: 1201

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: 1201

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: 777

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: 1100

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: 595

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: 1036

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: 1011

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: 1591

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: 586

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: 634

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: 610

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: 985

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: 649

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: 524

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: 977

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: 813

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: 279
Views: 110342

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: 1002

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: 3856

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: 563

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: 572

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: 279
Views: 110342

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: 279
Views: 110342

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: 927

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...
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PEISANDER 1967: Vickers Armstrongs, Newcasle
Replies: 0
Views: 987

PEISANDER 1967: Vickers Armstrongs, Newcasle

She was the third of the Super Ps to enter service and the second from the Vickers Naval Yard at Walker-on-Tyne.
In March 1967 she loaded in Glasgow for her maiden voyage.
The late 1970s saw her sold to the CY Tung Group and renamed ORIENTAL EXPORTER finally going for scrap in 1986.
by Deepol
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: GLENGYLE 1940: Caledon, Dundee
Replies: 0
Views: 919

GLENGYLE 1940: Caledon, Dundee

GLENGYLE came from the Caledon shipyard in Dundee in 1940 and I took this in the London docks in 1966.
In 1970 she moved over to Blue Funnel and was renamed DEUCALION and went for scrap as that in 1971 at Kaohsiung.
by Deepol
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: HULDA MAERSK
Replies: 0
Views: 945

HULDA MAERSK

Moller tanker heading under the Forth Bridges for Grangemouth in June 1987. She was built at Nakskov in 1982.
In 1992 she was sold and renamed MICHAELIS and is possibly still sailing as PEARL OF ATHENA.
by Deepol
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: GAELIC FERRY
Replies: 0
Views: 915

GAELIC FERRY

The Atlantic Steam Navigation Company's ro-ro taken at Europoort in 1976. She was built at Wallsend in 1964 and lengthened in 1973.
She arrived at Kaohsiung on February 23rd 1988 to be broken up.
by Deepol
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: GNSR No.49 GORDON HIGHLANDER
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: GNSR No.49 GORDON HIGHLANDER

At Macduff in June 1962 on as far as I can gather the joint RCTS/SLS Scottish Tour which ran for about a week and covered most Scottish lines.
by Deepol
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: At Rutherglen for Aberdeen
Replies: 0
Views: 515

At Rutherglen for Aberdeen

Appropriate for today's weather, a photo taken in the 1970s by the late Derrick Stewart and now with me, of a Class 47 heading through Rutherglen Station with the late running early morning Freightliner from Gushetfaulds to Aberdeen.
by Deepol
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Gas turbine 18000
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: Gas turbine 18000

Courtesy Mike Redmayne, this shot of her under initial restoration at Barrow Hill. A former Haymarket Class 26 shares the facility as well.
by Deepol
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Baler Street departure
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Baler Street departure

Named after the 17th Century politician, Metropolitan Railway electric loco No.13 SIR RALPH VERNEY at Baker Street with a train for Aylesbury which it would work as far as Rickmansworth.
by Deepol
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: UNITED STATES bought
Replies: 4
Views: 3047

Re: UNITED STATES bought

A sad shot of her courtesy of Sergio and Anton Grimaldi in Genoa.
by Deepol
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Fife 1964 HMS - Guided Missile Destroyer
Replies: 2
Views: 2036

Re: Fife 1964 HMS - Guided Missile Destroyer

Another shot of her as Almirante Blanco Encalada.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Sea Witch Debbie
Replies: 0
Views: 1647

Sea Witch Debbie

Courtesy Allan Earnley, embellishment on an RAF Buccaneer during a period serving in the Gulf.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Caledonian Railway No.123
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

Not the latest tv drama series box set but an old mag advert for a Hornby Box Set featuring Caledonian 123 and three Caledonian coaches. Not available nowadays I think except maybe on the likes of Ebay.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Caledonian Railway No.123
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

A detail of the thisles etched into Caledonian 123's buffers.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 279
Views: 110342

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Bulk carrier KATHERINE at Erskine Bridge in September 1978 outbound from General Terminus.
She was built as CATHERINE at the Provence yard in France in 1963 and was lengthened in 1971 taking the name KATHERINE in 1977.
She arrived on Gadani Beach on February 3rd 1984 to be broken up.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: THISTLEROY
Replies: 0
Views: 1049

THISTLEROY

A trials shot from an advert of the general cargo ship for Allan Black Albyn Line built at JL Thompson's yard at Monkwearmouth in 1960.
In 1966 she became Chapman and Willan's INGLETON and in 1970 the Greek PANETOLIKON.
As SHABAAN she was broken up at Chittagong arriving there on 28th March 1984.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: THISTLE 1895: William Hamilton, Port Glasgow
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

THISTLE 1895: William Hamilton, Port Glasgow

Thames barge THISTLE now restored built by Hamilton's at Port Glasgow in 1895 passing North Queensferry in July 1995 inbound for Grangemouth possibly.
She was originally built for Henry Covington in London and after many changes of ownership became part of Topsail Charters in 1979.
by Deepol
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: EMPRESS OF IRELAND 1906 - Fairfield
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: EMPRESS OF IRELAND 1906 - Fairfield

Getting ready for her maiden voyage from Liverpool.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: SOONER STATE
Replies: 0
Views: 953

SOONER STATE

When I used to go to Southampton in the 1960s ships of States Marine Lines were regular visitors. They were educational as they were named after the nicknames of the US States. SOONER STATE which John Winters sent to me was not one of the ships I saw in those days. A C2, she was built by the Moore y...
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Cutty Sark Views
Replies: 13
Views: 2445

Re: Cutty Sark Views

In 1895 she was sold and renamed FERREIRA and this was taken at that time. She remained under that name till 1922 when she became MARIA DO AMPARO but reverted to CUTTY SARK later that year.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: GNSR No.49 GORDON HIGHLANDER
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: GNSR No.49 GORDON HIGHLANDER

Another of her out on a railtour.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: A new lease of life
Replies: 1
Views: 1608

Re: A new lease of life

Courtesy Allan Earnley this vintage KLM postcard of a Super Constellation variant, the L-049 being serviced at Schipol.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 279
Views: 110342

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Passing Govan Pier in 1974 the Cory ore carrier DUKESGARTH on one of her regular visits to General Terminus.
FLYING FALCON, FLYING DIPPER and FLYING FULMAR all in the shot as well.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Joya McCance
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: Joya McCance

ST MARGARET-built by William Gray at West Hartlepool in 1960 as JOYA MCCANCE for Houlder Brothers and was renamed on their takeover of the South American Saint Line with their SAINT names. This was taken in 1974 outbound after discharging iron ore at General Terminus. She later became HADIOTIS and w...

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