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by Deepol
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Unidentified paddle steamer model
Replies: 0
Views: 116

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: 184

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: 124

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: 1563

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: 102

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: 710

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: 184

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: 157

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: 106

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: 114

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: 145

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: 1689

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: 1689

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: 141

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: 4190

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.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: VINLAND
Replies: 0
Views: 139

VINLAND

Taken on the Kiel Canal in August 1986. This LPG tanker was built in Holland at Waterhuizen in 1984.
She became HENRIK THOLSTRUP in 1987 and as SIGAS MATE was broken up at Aliaga in 2009.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: GOWER COAST
Replies: 0
Views: 124

GOWER COAST

Courtesy John Winters' collection this card of the Coast Line's vessel built in 1911 by Williamson's of Workington as VOLHYNIA for the Volana Shipping Company of Liverpool being acquired in 1920.
In 1932 she became MILLISLE and was sunk by aerial attack in the Bristol Channel on March 21st 1941.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: ELIZABETH LYSAGHT
Replies: 0
Views: 126

ELIZABETH LYSAGHT

Stephenson Clarke collier built by Austin's at Sunderland in 1938.
In 1958 she became RINO ESPOSITO and as ZAFFIRO grounded off Cape Bengut, Algeria on May 12th 1970 becoming a total loss.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969
Replies: 27
Views: 1689

Re: Queen Elizabeth 2; John Brown/ UCS 1969

As launch day for the new Cunarder at Clydebank approached, speculation abounded as to her name. Some thought an old White Star name was being revived as CELTIC had appeared on her stern at one stage....
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: DOROTHY MORAN
Replies: 0
Views: 149

DOROTHY MORAN

Classic Moran tug at New York in July 1983 ready to assist in sailing QE2.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 76792

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Shell tanker RAIMA, one of two at Dalmuir for breaking in February 1979. She was built by Bremer Vulkan in 1954 as GLEBULA and was subsequently renamed SHELL CHARAIMA and CHARAIMA, that name shortened for her last voyage.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 66
Views: 22863

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Two more from Finnart.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 76792

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Blue Funnel's AUTOMEDON at King George V Dock in March 1976 with a Nigerian National funnel and flying an Elder Dempster houseflag.
Scotts' built her in 1948 as CYCLOPS being renamed in 1975. She ended her days on the Clyde arriving at Dalmuir on 25th August 1977 for scrapping.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: In Glasgow Central Low Level
Replies: 0
Views: 211

In Glasgow Central Low Level

A Stanier 2-6-2 tank loco at Glasgow Central Low Level with a westbound train, one of the few photos I've seen of a train there in steam days and thanks to Bill (WAC) Smith for the record.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: QUEEN MARY
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: QUEEN MARY

Courtesy Mike Redmayne, Queen Mary in the King George V Drydock at Southampton.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Better days
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Better days

There's been a lot of press recently about the decline of the Ayrshire coastal resorts. Largs has fared better than most although its station has changed over the years.
Here's an old BR pic from a Staff Mag of Largs when it still had a lot of infrastructure.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Arriving from the coast
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Arriving from the coast

The same loco would run round its train at Ardrossan for the return journey unless a fresh loco was provided.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Slightly late....
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Slightly late....

The Main Line Arrivals Board at Glasgow Central on one particular day in the Winter of 1962-1963. I think it was the 9.30 arrival from Euston that eventually came in about 11 hours late behind A2 60532 BLUE PETER.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Arriving from the coast
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Arriving from the coast

Heading to the Coast now- BR Standard 5 73059 leaving for Gourock just after the train in the above shot had arrived.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Record run
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Record run

Two more memories of the record run.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Nice to see you.......
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Nice to see you.......

Apparently she will not be returning to the Main Line as she requires a new boiler and it is not feasible to replace. Some more memories of this pioneer Stanier Pacific.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Remembering Diana Princess of Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Remembering Diana Princess of Wales

Some shots taken on board ROYAL PRINCESS at Greenock on September 2nd 1997 just two days after Diana's tragic death. Built by Wartsila at Helsinki in 1984 she was named at Southampton by the Princess.
ROYAL PRINCESS now sails as ARTANIA.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Lady Liberty
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Lady Liberty

No introductions necessary. Taken in July 1983 on my weekend in New York on a QE2 return Transatlantic trip.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Except the Kyles and Western Isles.....
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Except the Kyles and Western Isles.....

Two posters from a catalogue for Macbrayne's.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A clear message
Replies: 0
Views: 157

A clear message

From an auction catalogue this poster which tells it straight.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: A bit of manipulation
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: A bit of manipulation

Before painted Brunswick Green for GW150 47484 taken at North Queensferry in March 1983 on the 1350 from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Parting of the ways
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Parting of the ways

The imposing Caledonian Railway signalbox at Bridge Street Junction outside Glasgow Central where the line to Paisley and the West Coast Main Line diverged.
Not sure when it was built but it was replaced with the new Glasgow Central box on Salkeld Street in 1960. Even that is replaced now.
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: At Eglinton Street
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: At Eglinton Street

More Eglinton Street memories.
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: At Elliot Junction
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: At Elliot Junction

I think the branch served the Metal Box factory at one time. A view of the signalbox.
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 76792

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Some more memories....
by Deepol
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth

The joys.......
by Deepol
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Bert Moody
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Bert Moody

I was saddened recently to read of the passing of Bert Moody who was responsible for many publications, most notably several editions of Ocean Ships the first of which appeared in 1964.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Drydocked in Hamburg
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Drydocked in Hamburg

German bulk carrier BERNHARD OLDENDORFF in floating drydock in Hamburg in 1972. Built at Vegesack in 1967 she became SAVOYDEAN III in 1989 and was broken up as that in China in 1992. Next door is new OCL container ship CARDIGAN BAY in for pre-trials work. She served till 1999 when she became MARION ...
by Deepol
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 254
Views: 76792

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

Two more memories, although one is at Clydebank
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Class 50 diesels
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Class 50 diesels

A memory of DP2 on a Pullman service. Have been reminded that it's 50 years since the Thirsk accident when she was severely damaged.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Snowy Motherwell
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Snowy Motherwell

Stanier Black 5 44866 at Motherwell in January 1965. Built by the LMS at Crewe she entered service in 1945 and was withdrawn from service in September 1967.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Big Bertha
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Big Bertha

Found on an old floppy disk this photo of 58100 the 0-10-0 loco built in 1910 by the Midland Railway for banking duties on the Lickey Incline near Birmingham on the Midland route to Bristol and nicknamed Big Bertha. She was MR 2290 then 22290 under the LMS. BR renumbered her 58100 as the LMS numbers...
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Grey Ladies of Lossiemouth
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Grey Ladies of Lossiemouth

This was the title of a documentary made to mark the end of the Avro Shackleton's reign at Lossiemouth around the end of the 1980s. Some stills I took from my tape of it.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Concorde
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Concorde

Fizzy Concorde. The period most might wish to forget when one of the Air France Concordes was painted in this livery to promote rebranded Pepsi in the 90s making various calls round the world.

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