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by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: Aircraft Carrier to Exhibition Ship : HMS CAMPANIA
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Aircraft Carrier to Exhibition Ship : HMS CAMPANIA

Escort Carrier HMS CAMPANIA was completed at Belfast in 1944 originally to have been a general cargo ship for Port Line. In 1951 she was converted to be the Festival of Britain's exhibition ship, touring the country's ports with a civilian crew as the Festival Ship Campania to supplement the main ex...
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: EXPLORADOR
Replies: 0
Views: 34

EXPLORADOR

Argentinian registered Shell tanker built at Belfast in 1949. She suffered a fire & explosion at San Lorenzo on February 18th 1967 when loading petrol which claimed 9 lives. Finally scrapped in June 1968.
Photo courtesy John Winters' collection, Cape Town.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 70026 POLAR STAR
Replies: 0
Views: 34

70026 POLAR STAR

Cutting of a forlorn Polar Star after the accident near Didcot in November 1956 which I was instrumental in the removal of smoke defector handrails from initially the Western Region Brits. The 10 coach excursion train from Treherbert to Paddington which 70026 was heading was derailed at Milton, betw...
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: D800 SIR BRIAN ROBERTSON
Replies: 0
Views: 21

D800 SIR BRIAN ROBERTSON

Some recollections of the first of BR Western Region's Warship Diesel Hydraulic locos named after the then Chairman.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Waterloo departures
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Waterloo departures

Merchant Navy 35019 French Line CGT with the Bournemouth Belle heading out of Waterloo. Photo courtesy Mike Redmayne collection.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Spotters
Replies: 19
Views: 3300

Re: Spotters

55002 KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY in blue with admirer at Doncaster in August 1980.
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The future appearing in the background......
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Two JOHN MILTONS
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Two JOHN MILTONS

Two photos of locos named after the 17th century poet.
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Metropolitan No.9 leaving Rickmansworth I think for Baker Street.
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Britannia 70005 at Liverpool Street.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Amongst the debris
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Amongst the debris

The old order- An N2 condensing loco with a Kings Cross outer suburban train.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 6229 DUCHESS OF HAMILTON
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: 6229 DUCHESS OF HAMILTON

LMS photo of DUCHESS OF HAMILTON which became 6220 CORONATION getting her bell for the USA when she and the Coronation Scot stock were shipped out to take part in the 1939 New York World's Fair.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 5552 SILVER JUBILEE
Replies: 0
Views: 17

5552 SILVER JUBILEE

The first of Stanier's Jubilee Class of 4-6-0s introduced to the LMS in 1934. 191 were eventually built. She was withdrawn from BR as 45552 in September 1964 being cut up at Cashmore's yard at Great Bridge in 1965.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Rheidol visit
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Rheidol visit

From the late Jon Gerralde collection courtesy Mike Redmayne Vale of Rheidol No.8 LLYWELYN at Aberystwyth in normal BR days.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Netherlands
Topic: QUELIMANE
Replies: 0
Views: 20

QUELIMANE

Portugese cargo liner laid up in Rotterdam pending sale in June 1985.
Swedish built in 1963 she eventually became LUSO ANA.
As CLUSO she was broken up at Chittagong arriving there on July 6th 1988.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Netherlands
Topic: SANKO BEAUTY
Replies: 0
Views: 17

SANKO BEAUTY

Not really living up to her name this bulker discharging at Botlek in June 1985.
Japanese built in 1984 she was broken up as CHIOS WIND on Gadani Beach in May 2012.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: The first
Replies: 0
Views: 107

The first

Britannia 70040 CLIVE OF INDIA which was my first Britannia at Liverpool Street in 1960 after a dash up the platform as she was leaving light for Stratford! Three years later it was deja vu as I chased a Britannia up Platform 11 at Glasgow Central to find it was 70040 now a Carlisle Kingmoor loco......
by Deepol
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Second of 55
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Second of 55

Cutting of my second Brit in the early 60s-70031 Byron.
She went into traffic from Crewe Works in December 1952, withdrawn in November 1967 and broken up at Shettleston the following year.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Diesel pioneers
Replies: 19
Views: 2210

Re: Diesel pioneers

It's not too apparent on this shot but 10202 is behind 10201 at Glasgow Central in the late 1950s heading the Royal Scot.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: The ConDor
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: The ConDor

A mag cover if I recall showing two MetroVick Co-Bos on the ConDor .
I remember loads of these headboards lying about Polmadie shed......
by Deepol
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: A presidential visit
Replies: 0
Views: 49

A presidential visit

Can't remember the numbers of these two EE Type 4s on the Royal Train conveying the President (?) of Russia Mr Kosygin to Glasgow in 1967 coming out of Pollokshaws Loop after I assume an overnight stop for breakfast etc. The train was also remarkable that two polished up Standard 4 tanks were alloca...
by Deepol
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Departure for Leeds
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Departure for Leeds

D50 The Kings Shropshire Light Infantry departing from Glasgow Central in May 1974 for Leeds.
by Deepol
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Club Syllabuses
Replies: 41
Views: 18445

Re: Club Syllabuses

Winter is approaching. This is the Syllabus for the World Ship Society's Firth of Clyde Branch PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS ---- WINTER 2018/2019 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 27th September FERGUSON MARINE ENGINEERING LTD John Morgan - director of Business ...
by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Ready for a tour
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Ready for a tour

From Mike Redmayne and the late Jon Gerralde collection, Radial Tank 30582 at Nine Elms to work a railtour.
Built in 1885 she was withdrawn in July 1961. She and sisters worked the Lyme Regis Branch.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Last from Tyne Dock
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Last from Tyne Dock

I love this shot of 92064 at I think Tyne Dock shed showing the bits and pieces lying around typically in a steam shed.
She was one of the batch adapted with air pumps for operating the ore hopper wagon doors on the Consett trains.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: REGINA 1918: Harland and Wolff, Govan
Replies: 0
Views: 192

REGINA 1918: Harland and Wolff, Govan

Passenger liner REGINA for the British & North Atlantic Steam Navigation Company built by Harland and Wolff at Govan in 1918 which as WESTERNLAND arrived at Blyth on August 1st 1947 to be scrapped.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: FIDRA 1956: Lamont, Port Glasgow
Replies: 0
Views: 111

FIDRA 1956: Lamont, Port Glasgow

Coaster FIDRA for Salvesen launched from Lamont's on August 9th 1956.

In 1969 sold, she became and had a few other names following that. As NEGWAN she was laid up outside Tripoli, Lebanon from September 1st 1985 and sank there in bad weather on November 26th.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Diesel pioneers
Replies: 19
Views: 2210

Re: Diesel pioneers

A couple of memories of the Fell Locomotive 10100.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CITY OF BENARES 1936: Barclay Curle, Whiteinch.
Replies: 0
Views: 109

CITY OF BENARES 1936: Barclay Curle, Whiteinch.

Ellerman Lines' passenger ship launched from Barclay Curle's on August 5th 1936. Tragically she was destined to have a short life of about 4 years before being torpedoed on September 17th 1940 west of Rockall on passage Liverpool for Quebec and Montreal. Only seven (or 13?) of the 90 children travel...
by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: STARLING 1930 : Ailsa Troon
Replies: 0
Views: 191

STARLING 1930 : Ailsa Troon

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The General Steam Navigation Company's coastal cargo ship Starling launched from the Ailsa yard on August 12th 1930.
She served GSN for just short of 30 years and was broken up at Grays arriving on August 10th 1960.
by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: ELLEN MAERSK
Replies: 0
Views: 207

ELLEN MAERSK

Liberty Ship built at Wilmington in 1943 with the grand name of FURNIFOLD M.SIMMONS.
In 1947 she became ELLEN MAERSK then HADA COUNTY and as COMET she was broken up at Sakaide around December 1968.
John Winters' collection.
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by Deepol
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Dumbarton built ships
Replies: 64
Views: 28885

Re: Dumbarton built ships

Cutaway from the Eagle from Ebay US a few years ago of Bardic Ferry.
by Deepol
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: A further Ship Model Store tour
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

Re: A further Ship Model Store tour

Emily Malcolm, Transport and Technology Curator at Riverside Museum will be hosting another Introduction to Ship Models Tour at the Resource Centre at Nitshill on Tuesday 28th at 2.30. If you have not been on one of these, well worth doing. Booking 0141 276 9300 or email GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org...
by Deepol
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: AUGUSTO MONTENEGRO : Rodger, Port Glasgow 1900
Replies: 0
Views: 205

AUGUSTO MONTENEGRO : Rodger, Port Glasgow 1900

Model of the passenger vessel Augusto Montenegro launched from Rodger's at Port Glasgow on August 6th 1900 for the Amazon Steam Navigation Company in Brazil.
She was in the old Transport Museum from whose catalogue this comes but not sure if she is at Riverside.
by Deepol
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: A bold experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 198

A bold experiment

BR photo of a Crosti boilered 9F 2-10-0 unique in having their exhaust come from the side of the loco, They were all converted to conventional locos eventually and reclassified 8F.
92026 went into traffic in 1955 from Crewe Works and was withdrawn in 1967 being broken up at Shettleston
by Deepol
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: ATLANTIC FOREST
Replies: 0
Views: 215

ATLANTIC FOREST

Barge carrier off Sheerness in September 1984..
She was built in Japan in 1970 and scrapped as JEB STUART at Alang in July 2001.
by Deepol
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Manx Interlude
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Manx Interlude

Shots taken on the Isle of Man.
by Deepol
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Waiting at Leeds
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Waiting at Leeds

Jubilee 45569 Tasmania at Leeds waiting to take over the Waverley. One of the North British batch she went into traffic in 1934 and was broken up in May 1964.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Waterloo departures
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Waterloo departures

The third of the Bulleid diesel locos 10203 on its inaugural departure in March/ April 1954. She was rated at 2000hp and was not fitted for multiple working and when transferred over to the LM Region worked over the WCML on her own. She was effectively the forerunner of the English Electric Type 4 l...
by Deepol
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Waterloo departures
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Waterloo departures

Lord Nelson No.856 LORD ST.VINCENT waiting to depart in Southern Railway days. She entered service in 1926 and was withdrawn in the early 1960s as BR 30856.
by Deepol
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Waterloo departures
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Waterloo departures

Rebuilt Battle of Britain Pacific 34052 LORD DOWDING waiting to leave Waterloo on a 1967 evening. Named after Hugh Dowding AOC of the Battle of Britain fighter squadrons she was withdrawn not long after this shot was taken at the end of Southern steam but is resurrected on occasions as an alias of o...
by Deepol
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CADET TRAINING SHIP EMPIRE STATE
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: CADET TRAINING SHIP EMPIRE STATE

I much preferred the previous ship to today's. The former troopship BARRETT to originally have been PRESIDENT JACKSON but taken over because of the Korean War I believe.

She was scrapped in 2007. This was taken at Leith in 1987.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Spotters
Replies: 19
Views: 3300

Re: Spotters

This was sad although nobody thought so at the time. Spotters at Derby Works pass pioneer diesels 10202 and even more so, 10000. The five locos languished there for many years and remember them there in 1965.
Now there is an ambitious scheme to build a replica of 10000.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: EMPRESS OF BRITAIN 1930
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

Re: EMPRESS OF BRITAIN 1930

A couple more memories of her.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Golden locos
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Golden locos

A BR card of Britannias 70004 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and 70014 IRON DUKE at Stewarts Lane shed on Golden Arrow duties.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37025 in service
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: 37025 in service

Another shot of 37025 when she became a Civil Engineers' loco under Sectorisation taken on an Inspection passing Bellgrove in July 1993.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37402 OOR WULLIE
Replies: 0
Views: 247

37402 OOR WULLIE

Heading for Inverness at Haymarket in 1993 on one of the loco hauled Backpackers' Services.
by Deepol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: GNSR No.49 GORDON HIGHLANDER
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Re: GNSR No.49 GORDON HIGHLANDER

Just after restoration she was placed on service trains on the Speyside Line and this is a shot of her at Craigellachie.
by Deepol
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Off to the shed
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Off to the shed

A4 60024 Kingfisher at Buchanan Street after arriving from Aberdeen ready to set off to St.Rollox for servicing.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Changed days.....
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Changed days.....

70004 William Shakespeare well away from her Golden Arrow days at Willesden I think when she was transferred over to the LM Region.
by Deepol
Mon May 21, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ST MUNGO 1 ST MUNGO 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Re: ST MUNGO 1 ST MUNGO 2

A different St Mungo which Hugh McLean's at Renfrew launched May 21st 1959.
by Deepol
Sun May 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: ARGYLL
Replies: 0
Views: 253

ARGYLL

A very unusual vessel was Argyll part of the Ludwig fleet I think. She was built by Mitsubishi at Hiroshima in 1957. As RAPIDO she was broken up at Inchon in 1978
Photo courtesy Chris Howell collection
by Deepol
Sun May 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: PORT HOBART
Replies: 0
Views: 496

PORT HOBART

PORT HOBART-She was launched as EMPIRE WESSEX by Harland and Wolff in Belfast but completed in 1946 as PORT HOBART. I took this in London in February 1968.
She only had two years left as in 1970 she went to Chinese breakers.

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