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by Deepol
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: DISNEY MAGIC
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: DISNEY MAGIC

Now Cunard could have done that with the new QUEEN ELIZABETH................. ;)
by Deepol
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: MAID of the LOCH
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: MAID of the LOCH

A nice old BR (?) photo of her at Balloch Pier between runs.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: VANGUARD- sad anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 883

VANGUARD- sad anniversary

50 years today Britain's last battleship arrived at Faslane for scrapping.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Remember this
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Remember this

Happy and sad pics of Scotts'
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Highland testing ground
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Highland testing ground

Two wagons in the middle of the train as is always the case according to a certain Law(!!) had to come off as they had defective axleboxes and brakes. The train was split and the front part shunted into the old goods yard.The delinquents now detached the train crew celebrate a job well done. I had b...
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Highland testing ground
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Highland testing ground

The Highland Main Line between Perth and Inverness has always been a good testing ground and this was the case in June 1990 when an evaluation test with 2 Class 60s and 50 loaded Redland Stone wagons was carried out. I photographed the train on its return run at Dunkeld and these are taken from the ...
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Remember this
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Remember this

I've got some of Scotts' before demolition took place. I'll see if I can locate them.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: WEMYSS BAY station
Replies: 12
Views: 1338

Re: WEMYSS BAY station

I took this at Dalmuir in May 1985 when the Royal Scotsman stock was making trial and press runs to the West Highland Line prior to its launch.The livery and some of the coaches were slightly different from that used today. Loco is 37111 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR. A lot of folk were sceptical about i...
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: WEMYSS BAY station
Replies: 12
Views: 1338

Re: WEMYSS BAY station

There are sleepers but the train stables overnight at different locations so you are not sleeping on the move.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SAGA SPRAY
Replies: 12
Views: 1737

Re: SAGA SPRAY

A memory of the Stars
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Remember this
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Remember this

One of their products......
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Remember this
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Remember this

Yes, remember well. Still can't get used to coming round that bend and not seeing it in front of you when heading from Customhouse to the Watt Dock.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: YEOMAN BANK
Replies: 15
Views: 2012

Re: YEOMAN BANK

She was the old Ropner bulker SALMONPOOL laid up at Shieldhall in the 1980s.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SAGA SPRAY
Replies: 12
Views: 1737

Re: SAGA SPRAY

Nice to see that shot. Sad they don't come any more. Liked your on board shots Tony.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: WEMYSS BAY station
Replies: 12
Views: 1338

Re: WEMYSS BAY station

That's the Royal Scotsman a regular at Wemyss Bay. The rail equivalent of Hebridean Princess

http://www.railsnw.com/tours/royalscots ... otsman.htm
by Deepol
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: RIVERSEA to close
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

Re: RIVERSEA to close

Very sorry also to hear that Riversea is closing. I certainly enjoyed looking round and am glad the material is being continued.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: VSOE splendour
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: VSOE splendour

We travelled in Car CYGNUS one of a batch ordered by the LNER from Met-Cam in 1938 but because of the onset of War was not completed till 1951. She went on to the Southern Region of BR as it had become as part of the Golden Arrow set. She nearly ended her days as a pub but was taken to the NYMR befo...
by Deepol
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: VSOE splendour
Replies: 1
Views: 586

VSOE splendour

For my big 5-0 I was treated to a VSOE trip from Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour with a look round the Historic Dockyard and HMS VICTORY thrown in for good measure. The stock was brought in by 73107 REDHILL 1844-1994. Haulage was to have been by 35028 CLAN LINE but it was 34027 TAW VALLEY which appea...
by Deepol
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Brush veterans
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Brush veterans

31146 BRUSH VETERAN and 31166 at Westerton in August 1996 with a return A1A Society charter from Fort William to Birmingham.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Princes Pier 1940s
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Princes Pier 1940s

Looks like a CP Duchess liner there.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: Our First Day
Replies: 19
Views: 11540

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: 739

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: 739

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: 596

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: 739

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: 848

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: 1034

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: 812

Re: 303021- livery No5

How true!
by Deepol
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HALIA
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: HALIA

She was indeed.
by Deepol
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Humber
Topic: SALPURI
Replies: 0
Views: 715

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: 724

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: 1040

Re: 140001

Well at least someone took them!
by Deepol
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HALIA
Replies: 6
Views: 724

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: 1118

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: 654

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: 2696

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: 621

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: 2206

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: 1038

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: 24370

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: 572

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: 812

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: 559

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: 687

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: 1040

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: 1039

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: 1005

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: 24370

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: 754

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: 2495

HMS DUNCAN

At Govan in June. Launch scheduled for Monday 11 October I believe.

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