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by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Tragic anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Tragic anniversary

A tragic anniversary in the history of Britain's railways was commemorated recently; the rear end collision at Castlecary 80 years ago on the afternoon of December 10th 1937 claiming 35 lives and 170 or so injuries.
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 258
Views: 79995

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Houlder's OCEAN TRANSPORT in KG5 in 1966. A Hawthorn Leslie ship she was completed in 1962.
ELLION HOPE was her new name on sale in 1980 and she was scrapped on Gadani Beach in February 1983.
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 258
Views: 79995

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

US Coast Guard vessel GALLATIN at Yorkhill in 1985. She was built at the Avondale yard in 1968.
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: CHARISMA
Replies: 0
Views: 13

CHARISMA

From a tv documentary shots of a large Shetland based factory trawler.
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Climbing to Kinbuck
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Re: Climbing to Kinbuck

Another shot from a BR Eastern Region Staff Magazine of 70003 at Doncaster in her GE days. They did work as far North as York.
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Climbing to Kinbuck
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Climbing to Kinbuck

Cutting of Britannia Pacific 70003 JOHN BUNYAN storming up to Kinbuck, north of Dunblane in the mid 1960s with the 9.25am from Crewe to Perth, a regular Britannia turn till December 1966. Originally a Great Eastern allocated loco, along with other former GE Brits she ended her days at Kingmoor shed ...
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 258
Views: 79995

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Bulker NOSIRA SHARON inbound at Erskine Bridge. She was built at Sunderland in 1981 and was named after the daughter of Mickey Arison the founder of Carnival Cruises her surname being reversed. Sold in 1989 she became BERTA DAN and as PARTNERSHIP she arrived on Gadani Beach during August 2012 for sc...
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 258
Views: 79995

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Bulker SEATRANSPORT outbound from Rothesay Dock at Erskine in December 1978.
She was built at Osaka in 1971 and stayed with her original owners all her career being broken up at Kaohsiung in May 1986.
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: BODMIN MOOR
Replies: 0
Views: 11

BODMIN MOOR

From the Clyde Shiplovers' Soc's collection this shot of the British Electricity Authority's collier on the Thames. She was built in 1950 by Austin's at Sunderland. In 1960 she became DEVON MOOR then VILLAMAR being converted to a chemical tanker. Her end came in December 1983 when she was broken up ...
by Deepol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: FALLS OF CLYDE: Russell, Port Glasgow 1879
Replies: 0
Views: 12

FALLS OF CLYDE: Russell, Port Glasgow 1879

This sailing ship for Breakenridge's Falls Line was launched on December 12th 1878. She was registered in February 1879 but unclear if this was also her completion. Sold on in 1898, in 1899 she was reduced to a barque with passenger accommodation and was based at San Francisco. She then was converte...
by Deepol
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Spotters
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: Spotters

Another couple of spotter pics at Buchanan Street.
by Deepol
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Diesel pioneers
Replies: 17
Views: 1306

Re: Diesel pioneers

10203 was 2000hp and was not fitted for multiple working. She was in essence the pioneer English Electric Type 4. This cutting shows her working the Royal Scot on her own in the Lune Gorge.
by Deepol
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: RADNORSHIRE
Replies: 0
Views: 28

RADNORSHIRE

One of the eight Priam Class for Blue Funnel and Glen Lines she was built by Vickers Armstrongs on Tyneside in 1967. 1973 saw her transfer to Blue Funnel as PERSEUS and sold to John Swire's China Navigation Company in 1978 became their KWANGSI. 1981 saw her sold on again as ASIA DRAGON and as SAUDI ...
by Deepol
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: FLINTSHIRE
Replies: 0
Views: 26

FLINTSHIRE

One of the series of four built for Glen Line she was completed by the Van der Giessen yard in Holland in 1962. I took this in London in 1966.
In 1978 she became ORIENT EXPRESS and was scrapped at Kaohsiung in May 1979.
by Deepol
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Iron King SS 1936 - Lithgows
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Iron King SS 1936 - Lithgows

In 1967 sold on she became GOLDEN STAR and was broken up at BU Hong Kong in July 1970.
Photo courtesy Bill Scott in Melbourne.
by Deepol
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: BANBURY 1971: Scotts' Greenock
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: BANBURY 1971: Scotts' Greenock

BANBURY was sold in 1982 becoming LADY MARINA seen here and after a few other names as MSC ELENA she arrived at Alang on September 3rd 2001 for breaking up.
by Deepol
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank

I'm glad their basic shape was never altered unlike the other two.
by Deepol
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Steamers at rest
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Steamers at rest

No Gerry I've not seen much either. There's another well known one with a Blue Star Line ship passing.
by Deepol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Through Manors
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Through Manors

Deltic 55016 GORDON HIGHLANDER at Manors just North of Newcastle Central in November 1979 with the afternoon local to Edinburgh.
by Deepol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: The War at Sea
Topic: RICHELIEU
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: RICHELIEU

An aerial view following her big 1943 refit at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York.
by Deepol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Spotters
Replies: 15
Views: 1856

Re: Spotters

A young spotter watches as Polmadie based 46220 CORONATION leaves Edinburgh Princes Street on a somewhat menial duty, a local stopping train to possibly Glasgow Central in the 1950s.
by Deepol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: SAXONIA 1954: John Brown Clydebank
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: SAXONIA 1954: John Brown Clydebank

Saxonia and Ivernia now Carmania and Franconia completing conversion at Clydebank.
John Brown/UCS photo.
by Deepol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Gourock no more
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Gourock no more

Long gone entrance to Gourock station from the pier.
by Deepol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Steamers at rest
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Steamers at rest

Card showing steamers in winter layup at Bowling with the North British/LNER station still in use of course today in the foreground.
by Deepol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: No mouse?
Replies: 0
Views: 54

No mouse?

Terence Cuneo poster of Glen Ogle on the Callander and Oban Line. The object now is to find his trademark mouse....
However, this painting was done in 1950 four years pre mouse apparently!
by Deepol
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Admiral WM Callaghan
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Admiral WM Callaghan

Large US transport ship which was a visitor to the Clyde on a few occasions in the mid 1970s taken in 1975 alongside the Great Harbour.
by Deepol
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Clan on shed
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Clan on shed

72006 CLAN MACKENZIE taken on shed waiting her next job.
by Deepol
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Royal Scot in waiting
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Royal Scot in waiting

Not too sure if this cutting was taken at Polmadie or Kingmoor: Stanier Coronation Pacific 46239 CITY OF CHESTER waits to work or take over the Royal Scot.
She's in company with a Clan BR Pacific and Jubilee 45729 FURIOUS.
by Deepol
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Grim Jim
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Grim Jim

52000dwt bulker built in Spain in 1970 and as far as I know was taken over during fitting out by British and Commonwealth. She became known as Grim Jim......
This was taken in Newcastle in 1975 when repairing at Wallsend.
She was scrapped as TYNE in 1982.
by Deepol
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: VERENA: Harland and Wolff, Belfast 1950
Replies: 0
Views: 62

VERENA: Harland and Wolff, Belfast 1950

Anglo-Saxon/ Shell tanker built at Belfast in 1950.Scrapped at Castellon in 1971.
Russell Priest slide courtesy Chris Howell collection.
by Deepol
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CHUPRA 1944: Barclay Curle, Whiteinch
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: CHUPRA 1944: Barclay Curle, Whiteinch

Another nice view from Chris Howell's collection/ Kirby
by Deepol
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: Messageries Maritimes
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Messageries Maritimes

From an auction catalogue poster advertising the Belgian shipping company's services.
by Deepol
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Done in oils
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Done in oils

Press cutting of Britain's most successful F1 driver so far painted in oils-motor oils to be exact- by David Macaluso in Lewis' early successful days.
by Deepol
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SOUND OF SANDA (1938)
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: SOUND OF SANDA (1938)

Historic vessel of course being one of if not the first Voith-Schneider propelled ferry. Here's her trials photo as LYMINGTON.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Paddle steamer model
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Paddle steamer model

Might anyone have any ideas as to the identity of this paddler.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Unidentified paddle steamer model
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Unidentified paddle steamer model

Would anybody be able to identify this paddler. It was sent to Emily Malcolm, Transport and Technology Curator at Riverside.
Identifier gets loadsa brownie points!!
by Deepol
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Taking a Queen in charge.
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Taking a Queen in charge.

Officiating at Queen Elizabeth's launch on her 10th Anniversary Clyde Shipping's FLYING EAGLE launched from Bow McLachlan's yard at Paisley on September 27th 1928
by Deepol
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: USS JOHN F KENNEDY
Replies: 0
Views: 293

USS JOHN F KENNEDY

Photos of the US Navy's last conventionally powered carrier. She went into commission in 1968 serving till 2007 and is now destined it is hoped to be a Museum Ship. Another JFK is building at present and expected to go into service around 2020.
by Deepol
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Humber
Topic: PS LINCOLN CASTLE
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Re: PS LINCOLN CASTLE

Ebay bought slide of her.
by Deepol
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: TSESAREVICH
Replies: 0
Views: 252

TSESAREVICH

From the Grimaldis in Genoa the Russian battleship TSESAREVICH. Of French design she was built by the Forges et Chantiers at La seyne Sur Mer shipyard from June 1899 to 1903
Renamed GRASHDANIN in 1917 she was scrapped in 1922.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Caledonian Railway No.123
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

In 1963 CR 123 visited the Bluebell Railway and these are some photos of her time there.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Taking a Queen in charge.
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Taking a Queen in charge.

Clyde Shipping's FLYING FALCON and Alexandra Towing's ROMSEY taking QUEEN MARY in charge after her launch on September 26th 1934.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: USS ALABAMA
Replies: 0
Views: 322

USS ALABAMA

Now a museum ship the South Dakota Class battleship fitting out at the Norfolk Navy Yard.
Courtesy Sergio and Anton Grimaldi, Genoa.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: JULIO A MELA
Replies: 0
Views: 253

JULIO A MELA

Russian design Cuban registered general cargo ship taken on the Kiel Canal at Breiholz in 1987.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: BRISTOL QUEEN
Replies: 0
Views: 243

BRISTOL QUEEN

Ebay purchase of the Campbell paddler at I think Lundy.
She was built by Charles Hill in 1946 a running mate later to CARDIFF QUEEN.
Withdrawn in 1967 BRISTOL QUEEN left Cardiff on March 21st 1968 under tow to Flushing for scrapping.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PRINCESS ELIZABETH
Replies: 1
Views: 336

PRINCESS ELIZABETH

Slide bought on Ebay of the paddler in a backdrop of modern London. She was built at Southampton by Day, Summers and Company of Northam in 1927. In 1966 following withdrawal she was bought for use as a floating casino. This did not materialise and after years in limbo became a restaurant on the Tham...
by Deepol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969

Launch Day memories.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969

Remarkably it is 50 years to the exact day since her launch on September 20th 1967. Some memories of that day.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: RNLB THOMAS KIRK WRIGHT
Replies: 0
Views: 272

RNLB THOMAS KIRK WRIGHT

Cutting of lifeboat which made it across to Dunkirk and back. Now restored and preserved I think at Poole.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: Bank Line
Replies: 23
Views: 4683

Re: Bank Line

FLEETBANK, one of the series fitting out at Sunderland in November 1972. Built at the Deptford yard she remained with Bank Line till 1981 when she was renamed FLORIDA. As BERRY she was broken up at Gadani Beach in November 1986 following a grounding.

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