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by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Very educational
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Very educational

Jubilee Class loco. which had me reaching for the history books in my youth was this, 45683 Hogue named after a battle in 1692 at La Hogue in France when a British fleet defeated the French. Associated with this was the Battle of Barfleur which another Jubilee commemorated.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Royal duty
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Royal duty

Class 47 47470 passing Rutherglen in October 1979 with a Royal Train conveying Prince Charles I think.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Ships to rail
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Ships to rail

LNER/ BR photo of Mr Arthur Harold Bibby, one of the famous shipping company family and also on the Board of the LNER with the B1 locomotive which carried his name later 61250.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Tuscania SS 1914 - Alexander Stephen & Sons
Replies: 1
Views: 1334

Re: Tuscania SS 1914 - Alexander Stephen & Sons

A Centenary Ceremony was held on Islay for those 210 who lost their lives when TUSCANIA was torpedoed on February 5th 1918 on a crossing from New York with over 2000 US troops on board.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 75
Views: 33678

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

FRANKFURT EXPRESS, one of the Second Generation (G2) series of container ships she was built by HDW at Kiel in 1981. This was taken at Greenock when she was diverted there because of labour disputes at Southampton. At 53000dwt she was small fry compared with today's new ships! She later became MSC A...
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: SUNDA: 1952 John Brown, Clydebank.
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

SUNDA: 1952 John Brown, Clydebank.

Named after the South part of the Malay Peninsula she was launched at Clydebank on June 11th 1952 for P&O being delivered in October.
In 1968 she became the unimaginative PANDO STRAIT and as that arrived at Inverkeithing on June 25th 1972 for breaking up at Ward's.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 279
Views: 110129

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

FERNGROVE was built in 1965 by Kaldnes at Tonsberg for Fearnley and Eger and this shot was taken at Meadowside in 1975 in poor light hence the lack of quality.
As NIHON she caught fire at Bandar Abbas in March 1983 and was beached.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Knights of the road
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: Knights of the road

Two DAF trucks of HSF Logistics nose to nose at the M74 Bothwell Services in the mid 2000s
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Alloa bound
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Alloa bound

A Class 170 unit in the latter SPT livery at Queen Street in 2009 on a service to Alloa.
by Deepol
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde Model Ship Seminar
Replies: 0
Views: 1027

Clyde Model Ship Seminar

Emily Malcolm Curator, Transport & Technology is holding a very informal seminar/information sharing session on Ship Models on Tuesday 20th March 2018 (10.30am – 4.30pm) at the Riverside Museum. If you would be interested in chatting (or making a short presentation) about making, collecting, display...
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: TRANSVAAL CASTLE 1961: John Brown, Clydebank
Replies: 16
Views: 3153

Re: TRANSVAAL CASTLE 1961: John Brown, Clydebank

Courtesy Glasgow Museums, Transvaal Castle model in the store at Nitshill in 2011.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Foreign Ships
Topic: MAERSK TEKAPO
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Re: MAERSK TEKAPO

As JSS FALSTRIA on the New Waterway in 1987. A regular at Greenock in the 1970s with sister MEONIA on the Johnson ScanStar service.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: First of four
Replies: 0
Views: 994

First of four

In March 1959, Cammell Laird at Birkenhead delivered to Shaw Savill the first of four fine general cargo liners. This was IONIC and she was followed by ILLYRIC, ICENIC and IBERIC in 1960/61 built in various yards round the UK. In 1978 IONIC became GLENPARVA on sale and was broken up at Kaohsiung in ...
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 75
Views: 33678

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Royal Mail Lines' EDEN built at Harland And Wolff at Belfast in 1956 which I took in 1964 as she departed from the Watt Dock..
As NEPTUNE GARNET she was broken up at Kaohsiung in July 1979.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: Dereliction
Replies: 0
Views: 949

Dereliction

Former Furness Withy Pier at New York in July 1983.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Waverley arrival
Replies: 0
Views: 581

Waverley arrival

27019 arriving at Waverley in December 1981 with the 1220 local from Dundee.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Simply delicious
Replies: 0
Views: 1059

Simply delicious

One of Edinburgh Zoo's koalas enjoying a meal in 2014.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Leicester visitor
Replies: 1
Views: 828

Re: Leicester visitor

CITY OF NOTTINGHAM in Crewe Works for overhaul in the early 1950s when she was still in Brunswick Green before getting LMS maroon as such in the later part of the decade.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 45599 BECHUANALAND
Replies: 0
Views: 463

45599 BECHUANALAND

One of the African countries to change its name during the Wind of Change was Bechuanaland which became Botswana. Here Jubilee 45599 carrying the old name of course shares Willesden shed with a Stanier Pacific. Bechuanaland was one of the countries after which Jubilees were named which had me browsi...
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Caledonian Railway No.123
Replies: 8
Views: 2271

Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

Just after joining the railway in 1964 I was lucky enough to get a ticket for a railtour to Callander with 123 and the two Caledonian coaches.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 75
Views: 33678

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

CGM's SOUFFLOT which was a regular Clyde visitor at one time taken off Gourock in June 1978. Named after Jacques Germain Soufflot the renowned French 18th century architect she was built at Yokohama by Mitsubishi in 1977. In 1989 she became LONDON BRIDGE on sale and after a few other names as ILLAPE...
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: MARINDI JUBAMI
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

MARINDI JUBAMI

She was built by Redhead's at South Shields in 1948 as VIKTUN and sold on in 1965.
As INA she sank under tow to Santander for scrapping in December 1973.
John Winters' collection. Taken on the St Lawrence Seaway I believe.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 279
Views: 110129

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Smart general cargo vessel JORG KRUGER at Merklands in February 1979. She was built by the Elsfleth yard in 1969.
In 1981 she was renamed FU SHUN CHENG and as RUN FAST she went to Indian breakers in 1998.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Lord Gladstone MV 1959 - Scotts
Replies: 1
Views: 1359

Re: Lord Gladstone MV 1959 - Scotts

Taken on the New Waterway as CONSTANTINOS T outbound from Rotterdam in 1977.
As DYNASTY HURA she was scrapped at Chittagong where she arrived on 26th September 1984.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 279
Views: 110129

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Bangladeshi cargo liner BANGLAR MAAN in King George V Dock in February 1979 taken from the stern showing her twin funnel design common in some Swedish built ships of her period.. She came from Eriksberg at Gothenburg in 1967 as HIRADO and sold on in 1977. She was laid up at Chittagong in 1983 and su...
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: On The Broads
Replies: 0
Views: 877

On The Broads

An LNER poster from an auction catalogue extolling the virtues of a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Royal Rothesay
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Royal Rothesay

From an auction catalogue an LMS/ LNER poster featuring Rothesay Pier with respective companies' steamers.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 47826 / 47760 Tour - Kilwinning
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: 47826 / 47760 Tour - Kilwinning

Knew I had this: 47826 was also formerly 47274 and was involved in the serious accident at Eastriggs in March 1976 when, working the overnight Euston to Stranraer collided with a lorry which had fallen 20 feet onto the line after being driven through a bridge parapet. The train and lorry drivers wer...
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Churchill's Funeral
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: Churchill's Funeral

The empty stock of Sir Winston Churchill's Funeral Train being returned worked by Western class diesel D1015 Western Champion.
D1015 is still extant and has actually been to Kyle!
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: MOZAMBIQUE
Replies: 0
Views: 824

MOZAMBIQUE

Maritime Belge cargo liner taken in Hull in 1976.Interestingly she was the former Bibby cargo liner CHESHIRE built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead in 1959 and a sister to SHROPSHIRE built by the Fairfield yard.
Later in 1976 she became KOTAH MEWA and was scrapped as such at Kaohsiung in 1984.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PENDENNIS CASTLE
Replies: 0
Views: 934

PENDENNIS CASTLE

She was completed by Harland and Wolff at Belfast in 1958 for the Union Castle mail service to South Africa. Following the end of the Mail Service in 1977 she then became OCEAN QUEEN and SINBAD being broken up as SINBAD I in 1980. She was beset with labour problems during her construction and it was...
by Deepol
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 75
Views: 33678

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

CASTLEDORE was built in 1956 by William Gray/s yard at West Hartlepool for Michalinos and Co. of London. This shot of her was taken in the Watt Dock in 1973. She was broken up in 1974 having stayed with Michalinos for all of her life as far as I know. Berthed alongside is a Greek built SD14, REA com...
by Deepol
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Men Who Built The Liners
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: The Men Who Built The Liners

Yes, been on several times which is one of the worthwhile repeats. The other that gets an airing is the final voyage of QE2 so worth watching out for that as well.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Overhauled at Derby
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Overhauled at Derby

Once so much part of the railway scene now replaced by road cranes chartered in: Carlisle Kingmoor's 75 ton Cowans Sheldon crane at Derby Works in April 1971 after overhaul.The Cowans Sheldon works were around Upperby.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: MACHAON
Replies: 0
Views: 1056

MACHAON

Marvellous Airfoto card of Blue Funnel's MACHAON in the Malacca Strait. Named after the Greek mythological surgeon and physician she was built at the Caledon yard in 1960. Transferring to associate Elder Dempster's West Africa Service in the 1970s she gained an ED name OBUASI in 1977. Sold the follo...
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: TETELA
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Re: TETELA

The ships were steam powered and this is an advert for de Laval turbines featuring sister TURRIALBA.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: TETELA
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

TETELA

Surrey Shipping Company's reefer TETELA one of a series built by Bremer Vulkan. She was delivered in 1960 and served all her time with them and associate companies being broken up at Kaohsiung in January 1980
Photo courtesy Chris Howell collection/ Jones.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: GRIT departs
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

GRIT departs

Everard coaster GRIT outbound at South Shields in 1971. She was built in 1966 as DAGMAR STENHOJ.
As SAN CRISTOBAL she foundered on a voyage from Guayaquil to the Galapagos Islands in November 2014.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: HECTOR HAWK
Replies: 0
Views: 709

HECTOR HAWK

Trials photo of the tanker HECTOR HAWK built at Tamise in 1959 for Hector Whaling. She was operated by British and Commonwealth.
Sold on in 1968 she became ACAMAR and as EVANTHIA M was broken up at Kaohsiung in 1982 by the Lih Yah Steel Company.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: D8234
Replies: 0
Views: 602

D8234

She was one of the 44 Type 1 locos built by the British Thomson-Houston and Yorkshire Engine Companies for BR in 1957. They served on the Eastern Region and this cutting of a photo was taken at Liverpool Street where they did pilot work. I liked these locos although personally never saw many of them...
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Queen of Scots Pullman
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Queen of Scots Pullman

Another memory of the Queen of Scots with LNER C7 Class loco 2212 in charge. This was one of the last of the NER Raven Atlantics in service.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 45501 ST DUNSTAN'S
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: 45501 ST DUNSTAN'S

45530 at Kingmoor Shed at Carlisle. Sir Frank Ree was a General Manager on the London and North Western Railway.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Arriving for Fort William
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Arriving for Fort William

37422 arriving at Queen Street Low Level in June 1986 with the stock to form the 1650 to Fort William diverted because of engineering work at Cowlairs.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37401 Mary Queen of Scots
Replies: 0
Views: 512

37401 Mary Queen of Scots

Class 37/4 at Queen Street in July 1986 waiting to head uphill to Eastfield shed.
She is still around at Bo'ness where she has been restored.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Bulks for Fort William
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Bulks for Fort William

The Blyth to Fort William bulk alumina train known as The Bulks at Singer in February 1986 headed by Class 37s 37407 and 37406.
by Deepol
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: PRINCESS ELIZABETH 1930: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering company, Govan
Replies: 0
Views: 1195

PRINCESS ELIZABETH 1930: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering company, Govan

For Canadian Pacific, she was launched on January 16th 1930 and entered service in March. She served till 1961 when she was sold to Epirotiki Lines, altered considerably and renamed PEGASUS undertaking Mediterranean cruises. In 1973 renamed HIGHLAND QUEEN she became an accommodation ship at Loch Kis...
by Deepol
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: QUEEN ELIZABETH- John Brown 1940
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

Re: QUEEN ELIZABETH- John Brown 1940

Tragedy for her new owner and for this most legendary of Clyde built Cunarders- as Seawise University which caught fire and subsequently capsized off Hong Kong on 9th January 1972.
by Deepol
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Spotters
Replies: 19
Views: 4370

Re: Spotters

Another spotter memory. One of the Bulleid diesels at Euston with spotters.
by Deepol
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Spotters
Replies: 19
Views: 4370

Re: Spotters

A memorable day-pity about your bikes! I'm sure you got back OK, maybe on a trolleybus?
I've done Buchanan Street to St Rollox in the cab of a BR Standard 5. again can't remember which one....

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