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by Deepol
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: Our First Day
Replies: 19
Views: 10376

Re: Our First Day

Tonga wrote:Well done to Stuart and the Team, very pleased to see your site up and running so well - these things are not easy and you seem to have got it off to a great start.
Now there's a surprise! Nice to see you here. Hope to see a lot of your stuff.
by Deepol
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: DERBYSHIRE
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: DERBYSHIRE

E for that one!!

Moderator's Edit .... thanks Paul, I posted it at same moment as your follow-on.
by Deepol
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: DERBYSHIRE
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: DERBYSHIRE

I knew Chris had given me one of her rebuilt...............
by Deepol
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: YAKASSE
Replies: 0
Views: 519

YAKASSE

Ivory Coast registered general cargo liner outbound from Rotterdam passing the Hook in 1985. She was built by Mitsubishi at Yokohama in 1978 and after several renamings went for scrap at Aliaga in December 2000 as PANAGHIA GRIGOROUSSA.
by Deepol
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: DERBYSHIRE
Replies: 3
Views: 630

DERBYSHIRE

Fairfield built Bibby liner as completed in 1935. Later rebuilt with one large single funnel her career lasted till 1964 when she went to breakers at Hong Kong.
by Deepol
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Blue Pullman memories
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Blue Pullman memories

Built by Met- Cam in Birmingham, these were the first HSTs on BR. With full air conditioning they were the last word in First Class luxury when first introduced on the Midland Pullman between Manchester Central and St Pancras in 1960. The trains were worked by 2 6 car sets. Later, sets were introduc...
by Deepol
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: How they used to look
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: How they used to look

These were better...........
by Deepol
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 303021- livery No5
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: 303021- livery No5

How true!
by Deepol
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HALIA
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: HALIA

She was indeed.
by Deepol
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Humber
Topic: SALPURI
Replies: 0
Views: 572

SALPURI

Ore carrier at Immingham in June 1987 taken from NORSEA.
SALPURI was built by Mitsui at Tamano in 1972 as KUNIMISAN MARU and renamed in 1986. She went for scrap in China in 1992.
by Deepol
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HALIA
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: HALIA

Never realised they came to Ardrossan also.
by Deepol
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 140001
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: 140001

Well at least someone took them!
by Deepol
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HALIA
Replies: 6
Views: 649

HALIA

Memory of Shell's H class tanker in the 1980s at Ardrossan on one of her regular runs latterly from a lightening operation at Lyme Bay.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Nearing the end
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Nearing the end

September 1967 and closure of Carlisle's ex- Caledonian shed at Kingmoor is 4 months away as 9F 92051 gets turned after working into Kingmoor Yard.
It's hard to believe that this site is now a country park/ wildlife sanctuary.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Bathgate graveyard
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Bathgate graveyard

Bathgate shed was a dumping ground for withdrawn Scottish Region locomotives. This is A2 60537 BACHELORS BUTTON in February 1964 with sister 60534 IRISH ELEGANCE just visible alongside.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: More Clansman woes
Replies: 21
Views: 2329

Re: More Clansman woes

Her present troubles were far ahead from this pic of her launch at Appledore.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: UGANDA in time of war
Replies: 0
Views: 470

UGANDA in time of war

I've put this here because it's taken during the Falklands Campaign. UGANDA taken from ALVEGA when doing a RAS with her in 1982.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: YAMATO in Lego
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: YAMATO in Lego

I've been given a YouTube Link to her
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yRifXI7sYQ
by Deepol
Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PROMETHEUS
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: PROMETHEUS

Quite a change! I didn't realise they became full container ships. This must have got OOCL off the ground.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 72
Views: 21802

Re: Clydesite

Try going in www.clydesite.co.uk and take it from there.
by Deepol
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: GLEN AVON
Replies: 0
Views: 497

GLEN AVON

Old magazine photo memory of Bristol's sludge vessel. Ailsa at Troon built her in 1969.
She became OLOKUN 2 when sold in 1994 when dumping at sea generally came to an end.
by Deepol
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 303021- livery No5
Replies: 2
Views: 656

303021- livery No5

Some of the Glasgow Blue Trains survived to see five different colour schemes; original, all over blue, blue/grey, Strathclyde Red, Greater Manchester brown for those transferred down there and for here, the final Strathclyde PTE cream and dark red which appeared in 1997. This is 303021 newly done i...
by Deepol
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: NER Class C
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: NER Class C

Very nice indeed. I think there's a lot to be done to her still before she's back in view again.
by Deepol
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: FORT ROSALIE OPEN DAY AT GREENOCK
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: FORT ROSALIE OPEN DAY AT GREENOCK

Scotts' 300th Anniversary is next year.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 140001
Replies: 4
Views: 844

140001

Pics of this one-off, first on test in Scotland at Kilmarnock in August 1981. It was composed of 2 Leyland bus bodies on 4 wheeled wagon chassis but was not a success. I was amazed later to find by accident photos of it rotting away at Dufftown of all places on the Keith and Dufftown Railway. Second...
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: BW HAVIS
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: BW HAVIS

Wan o' thae Govan wans...... Original colours were better.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A clannie for Paul and Angus
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: A clannie for Paul and Angus

The first and last was it not.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 72
Views: 21802

Re: Clydesite

Tried as well. Got The Page Cannot Be Found. Could be coming and going as it gets restored.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: Tragic CURACOA
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Tragic CURACOA

I'm sure this photo is of the cruiser built at Pembroke in 1918 and lost following the full speed collision with QUEEN MARY in October 1942.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS DUNCAN
Replies: 9
Views: 1828

HMS DUNCAN

At Govan in June. Launch scheduled for Monday 11 October I believe.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS LOWESTOFT
Replies: 0
Views: 487

HMS LOWESTOFT

Putting out a bit of clag at Customhouse Quay on a weekend visit in April 1976. She was a Stephen ship in 1961 and I think ended up as a target.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Roy and Fiona Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Roy and Fiona Castle

Yes, I remember taking a pic of Roy at Carlisle recently on a day Scots Guardsman was there. I think Fiona is the one at Carnforth being restored to run with her husband so to speak!!
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: ARCADIA
Replies: 28
Views: 4556

Re: ARCADIA

Yes, I was quite pleased with QV on Thursday. Thought her funnel was quite OK much better than the apology on QM2!!
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 56036 at Cumbernauld
Replies: 0
Views: 447

56036 at Cumbernauld

Before the advent of Class 66s, the Ayrshire to Longannet coal trains were 56 powered. 56036 passes Cumbernauld in October 1996 with a return empty train from Longannet to Killoch.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Roy and Fiona Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Roy and Fiona Castle

In October 1997 a special run by Regency Rail Cruises under the title of the Tour of Hope went round the country to raise awareness of cancer following the death of entertainer Roy Castle. This is the train at Glasgow Central headed by immaculately turned out Class 47s 47786 ROY CASTLE OBE and 47785...
by Deepol
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: ARCADIA
Replies: 28
Views: 4556

Re: ARCADIA

Could be another QUEEN VIC really.
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 63381 North Eastern stalwart
Replies: 0
Views: 501

63381 North Eastern stalwart

The Q6 0-8-0 locos of the former North Eastern Railway were THE scene in that area for many years lasting up to nearly the end of steam on BR mainly I think down to the simple design. This is 63381 at Darlington in February 1966. Built there she went into traffic in August 1917 as NER Class T2 and f...
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Vic visit - 1
Replies: 21
Views: 2958

Re: Queen Vic visit - 1

Wouldn't be Mongstad at all or is that further North?
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: The finer points
Replies: 1
Views: 477

The finer points

From what's left of an old Talbot-Booth I have, the finer points of recognition of a Royal Navy battleship. In two parts, the diagram and the key to the numbered parts.
Queen Elizabeth Class I think
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PROMETHEUS
Replies: 2
Views: 904

PROMETHEUS

Blue Flue Super P fitting out at Vickers at Walker in June 1967 and taken by Jim Orr passing Renfrew outbound from KG5 in 1969.
Sold in 1979 she became ORIENTAL MERCHANT and was scrapped at Kaohsiung in March 1986.
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PRINCE CHARLES
Replies: 0
Views: 704

PRINCE CHARLES

Belgian Cross Channel ferry taken at Dover by Donald Robertson. Built by Cockerill's in 1930 she went to local Belgian breakers in December 1960
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: More Queen Victoria
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: More Queen Victoria

I was quite pleased she went in head upriver. Good to see her swinging on departure.
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 73154 departing Buchanan Street
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: 73154 departing Buchanan Street

After all these years, a nine year life for a locomotive somehow seems quite criminal. Some of the Barry wrecks have taken anywhere between 20 and 40 years to bring back to working order (and some still await restoration moving towards 50 years on) so the 9 years seems like nothing. Nice memory of ...
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 73154 departing Buchanan Street
Replies: 5
Views: 620

Re: 73154 departing Buchanan Street

Thanks for the Buchanan Street memory Paul. I well remember the "long way round" route from there to Oban; up through Stirling and then west via Callander where we'd pick up an extra engine to help us on the long climb up Glen Ogle, on to Crianlarich and un-couple the extra engine, north to Tyndrum...
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Vic visit - 1
Replies: 21
Views: 2958

Re: Queen Vic visit - 1

Brilliant set of photos- big E's if that were still possible. Good to see you both -and Peggy of course- last night.
by Deepol
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Fairfield records
Replies: 2
Views: 900

Re: Fairfield records

Try the Glasgow Uni Archives. www.gla.ac.uk/archives
Very helpful.
by Deepol
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: "Singapore"
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: "Singapore"

They have really done well- on a par with Wolraad Woltemade and John Ross I would think.
by Deepol
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Great Eastern Britannias
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Great Eastern Britannias

Another GE Brit- this time in an old calendar pic ; 70006 ROBERT BURNS at Liverpool Street waiting to go over to take the Hook Continental ferry connection to Parkeston Quay. Another which ended service at Kingmoor.
by Deepol
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 73154 departing Buchanan Street
Replies: 5
Views: 620

73154 departing Buchanan Street

The last of the ten BR Standard 5s with Caprotti valve gear allocated to St Rollox. In the right hands they could manage the Glasgow to Aberdeen 3 hour trains quite well if put on in place of a Pacific. This is on more usual duties though, departing from Buchanan Street with the 6.15pm to Dundee in ...
by Deepol
Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Victoria
Replies: 15
Views: 3186

Re: Queen Victoria

dougie-coull wrote:A few pics in the ever changing weather conditions this morning, can be viewed here - http://www.dougie-coull-photography.co. ... ock-Photos
At least you could see the opposite shore after a fashion. Super shots.

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