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by zaaf5710
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Spotters
Replies: 15
Views: 1892

Re: Spotters

In the mid sixties my pal and I were spotting at the St Rollox shed in the north of Glasgow. We wandered down to the coaling tower to watch an A4 being loaded. I can't remember which one it was but will have it in a notebook somewhere. To our surprise the driver asked if we would like a ride on the ...
by zaaf5710
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19813

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

I was in the wee park at the base of the rock
by zaaf5710
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19813

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Looks like you were around Dumbarton also Paul.
by zaaf5710
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19813

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

N Almathia (DW 75356 tons) passing Dumbarton Castle at lunch time on a cold, wet and miserable afternoon.
by zaaf5710
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Cardross Station
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Cardross Station

Class 37's 37669 Loch Laidon, 37516 and Stanier Black Five 44871, taken at lunch time today at Cardross Station en route from Craigendoran Junction to Carnforth Steamtown. This set originally left Fort William Yesterday morning but 37516 ran out of fuel and the train only reached Crianlarich. It eve...
by zaaf5710
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior Excercise
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Joint Warrior Excercise

Belgian ship BNS Louise Marie passing Greenock and two French ones just left KGV
by zaaf5710
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19813

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Evers went to the oil jetty in Loch Striven Janet, so will not come to Glasgow.
by zaaf5710
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior Excercise
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Joint Warrior Excercise

Another few from lunch time today
by zaaf5710
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior Excercise
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Joint Warrior Excercise

Three of the five Mine Sweepers that went up at lunch time today. I never had time to wait for the last two as they were about twenty minutes behind. I may be wrong but I reckon that there about eleven naval vessels in KGV just now. The four that went up last night, Five small ones today and two lar...
by zaaf5710
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior Excercise
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Joint Warrior Excercise

Here are a few pictures of naval arrivals last night and today The first three are of HMS St Albans which went up river last night.
by zaaf5710
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19813

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Joint Warrior Excercise involving ships from several nations starting off the West Coast of Scotland I think on Sunday 1st October. Four ships went up to Glasgow yesterday evening and are now in KGV. There are five minesweepers at TOB. One American vessel off Bute and another vessel further down off...
by zaaf5710
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Forth
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: HMS Forth

Heard a rumour that there may be engine problems with metal fragments found in gearbox, but not confirmed
by zaaf5710
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Waverley

Once again a big revenue earning weekend lost, this Saturday being Cowal Games at Dunoon, after Waverley has a small disagreement with Rothesay Pier this afternoon. All sailings this weekend have now been cancelled to allow repairs to be carried out. This will be a further big blow to WSN after losi...
by zaaf5710
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 179
Views: 19813

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi Janet, download the app with this picture from the App Store and you can watch ships movements anywhere in the world, but most importantly the Clyde.
Hope this helps a bit.
by zaaf5710
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Burns & Laird Lines
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Burns & Laird Lines

I was rummaging around in a box in my attic the other day and came across this interesting little leaflet. I would guess that it dates from the early sixties and that I probably picked it up from the beach at Kilcreggan, where I holidayed in those days. Looks like the passengers were pretty well cat...
by zaaf5710
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire

Another two
by zaaf5710
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire

A few pictures here taken at Crich Museum on 27th May. I was surprised to count at least eight trams from the old Glasgow Corporation. One or two of them were operational.
by zaaf5710
Fri May 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Luxury travel
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Luxury travel

Bellmond Royal Scotsman passing through Dumbarton Central at 4pm on 19th May en route to an overnight at Spean Bridge. 66745 bringing up the rear. Note the observation balcony on the leading coach behind the loco which will be the rear coach on the return. The entire train set was turned out immacul...
by zaaf5710
Tue May 16, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Luxury travel
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Luxury travel

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The Bellmond Royal Scotsman approaching Dumbarton East Station on 2nd September 2016
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by zaaf5710
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Shipping Post
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: Shipping Post

It is back again, although has not been updated since the beginning of August
by zaaf5710
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Shipping Post
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Shipping Post

Shipping post which is another of Bruce's shipping websites is also now not available. Shows error 503.
by zaaf5710
Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 162
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Joint Warrior 162

Another two Glasgow bound visitors this evening
by zaaf5710
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 162
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Joint Warrior 162

Here is a couple Glasgow bound around lunchtime today. There was a third one but I missed it
by zaaf5710
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: De Ming Hai
Replies: 2
Views: 585

De Ming Hai

Large bulker De Ming Hai passing Bowling around 10.30am this morning inbound for Glasgow
by zaaf5710
Fri May 27, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: DUNKERQUE VETERAN SKYLARK IX
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: DUNKERQUE VETERAN SKYLARK IX

A couple of pictures here of Skylark leaving from the Maritime Museum in Dumbarton to begin her journey down to Irvine for restoration.
by zaaf5710
Mon May 09, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Black five 45407 "The Lancashire Fusilier"
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Black five 45407 "The Lancashire Fusilier"

Passing through Dumbarton Central Station the afternoon, the second of the three locos bound for Fort William to haul the Jacobite Express. The third is due through on Friday afternoon as far as I can tell.
by zaaf5710
Wed May 04, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Black five 44871
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Black five 44871

A few more
by zaaf5710
Wed May 04, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Black five 44871
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Black five 44871

Black five 44871 leaving Dumbarton Central at lunchtime today heading for Fort William to pull "The Jacobite" over the summer season.
by zaaf5710
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite & Tugtalk Login problems
Replies: 30
Views: 5030

Re: Clydesite & Tugtalk Login problems

Shipping Times is also down.
by zaaf5710
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: A Few From The Air II
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: A Few From The Air II

Amazing shots
by zaaf5710
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Midland Railway Centre again
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Midland Railway Centre again

A few more pics here from the Midland Centre last week
by zaaf5710
Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Midland Railway Centre - Butterley
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Midland Railway Centre - Butterley

I was down in Derbyshire last week and managed to escape for a few hours to the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley. Here are a few images taken there.
by zaaf5710
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite & Tugtalk Login problems
Replies: 30
Views: 5030

Re: Clydesite & Tugtalk Login problems

Just tried Clydesite and it looks like it may be back on again.
by zaaf5710
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PERCH ROCK
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: PERCH ROCK

For many years I had a caravan at Rosneath and it was not an uncommon sight to see a small vessel high and dry on Perch Rock waiting on the incoming tide to refloat it.
by zaaf5710
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 7795

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

Shipping times also gone
by zaaf5710
Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AMT Trader
Replies: 41
Views: 7115

AMT Trader

A couple of pictures here of the barge AMT Trader passing Dumbarton just before 10am this morning heading upriver to Govan in preparation to load the next block of the carrier to transport this round to Rosyth. As far as I am aware the block rolls out of the shed tomorrow and is scheduled to leave o...
by zaaf5710
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: What's going on between Langbak and Greenock
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: What's going on between Langbak and Greenock

Passed there the other day Brenda and they are just beside the motorway after Westferry heading towards Glasgow. They look like big question marks on sticks but don't have a clue what their purpose is.
by zaaf5710
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Inefficient......?
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Inefficient......

Just love all your old railway pictures. Very evocative and bring back many great memories of the many, many visits that I made to the Glasgow sheds. Usually over the back wall - Polmadie, St Rollox, Eastfield and Corkerhill.
by zaaf5710
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: The Fab 4 - Barrowhill
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: The Fab 4 - Barrowhill

A few more
by zaaf5710
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: The Fab 4 - Barrowhill
Replies: 2
Views: 229

The Fab 4 - Barrowhill

Here are a few pics taken last weekend at The Fab 4 steam gala at Barrowhill Roundhouse in Derbyshire. The lineup was supposed to consist of an A1, A2, A3, and A4, all LNER locos, but due to the non-availability of A3 Flying Scotsman, because of problems with the maintainance schedule, another A4 wa...
by zaaf5710
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Dubai
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Dubai

I was in Dubai over New Year and spotted these in Port Rashid. The first is Wave Knight, not built on the Clyde, and the other two are of the QE2. I think that QE2 was destined to be a hotel or something but the deal fell through. Does anyone know what her fate is now? I see that she is flying the S...
by zaaf5710
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: Christmas Greetings

Merry Xmas to all
by zaaf5710
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier

Two more
by zaaf5710
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier

More on WHL
by zaaf5710
Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier
Replies: 2
Views: 163

45407 The Lancashire Fusilier

In the middle of August we had friends over from Sydney for a week and we tried to give them a whistle stop tour of the West of Scotland and let them see as much scenery as we could. We took them on the West Highland Line steam hauled from Fort William to Mallaig and were they impressed, I'll say so...
by zaaf5710
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Victoria
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Queen Victoria

I think that the structure on the right that you are referring to is one of the hammerhead cranes in Brown's yard, possibly the Titan Crane that still stands there today and is now open to the public. I had to crop the picture a bit to get the best of it in as it is on a stairwell. Three men are sta...
by zaaf5710
Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Scottish Dampener on English riots
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Scottish Dampener on English riots

I see it is getting really bad down there now. Even the Prime Minister doesn't know what is going on!!!!!!!!!!!
by zaaf5710
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Victoria
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Queen Victoria

A picture of the model of Cunard Countess in the Chartroom Bar on Queen Victoria.
by zaaf5710
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Victoria
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Queen Victoria

One of the models that was on display in the Chartroom Bar was the Cunard Countess, the very cruise ship that I sailed on in 1995. A few other excellent models of QE2 and Queen Mary around other parts of the ship.
by zaaf5710
Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Victoria
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Queen Victoria

Last month I sailed on Queen Victoria from Southampton to the Baltic and back to Southampton. She is a beautiful ship and being only just over three years old is still in a pristine condition. On stairway "B" the main stairway of the ship on every deck, ten in all, are various paintings of different...

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