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by Deepol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Passing on Beattock
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Passing on Beattock

I took this in 1991 from the cab of 91024 on a test run from Carlisle to Polmadie of 87032 and friend heading the morning steel coils from Ravenscraig/Mossend to Llanwern descending Beattock Bank at Harthope.
by Deepol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: MERSEY NO.40 1957: Lobnitz, Renfrew
Replies: 0
Views: 40

MERSEY NO.40 1957: Lobnitz, Renfrew

Mersey Docks and Harbour Board's dredger MERSEY NO.40 built at Lobnitz launched on 10th July 1956.
She served till 1980 when she was broken up at Santander.
by Deepol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: FOYLE 1961: Charles Connell, Scotstoun
Replies: 0
Views: 46

FOYLE 1961: Charles Connell, Scotstoun

Well known but spectacular photo of the launch of the James Nourse tanker FOYLE from Connell's on 10th October 1960. I loved the Nourse funnel and it was a shame it was replaced by something more bland in later years when she became MEGNA still in the P&O Group now Trident Tankers. She was broken up...
by Deepol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CITY OF LONDON 1970: Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Scotstoun
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: CITY OF LONDON 1970: Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Scotstoun

Small drawing of her I made back in the day.
by Deepol
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Lower Reaches at Work
Replies: 85
Views: 51540

Re: The Lower Reaches at Work

Iranian tanker IRAN SUSANGIRD in Loch Long on her way to Finnart in 2001. She was built by Daewoo at Okpo in 1999 and is still sailing as SINOPA after a few previous renamings.
Photo taken by Ronald Holmes from one of the tugs.
by Deepol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: AFGHANISTAN: Harland and Wolff, Govan 1957
Replies: 0
Views: 638

AFGHANISTAN: Harland and Wolff, Govan 1957

AFGHANISTAN
Ore carrier Afghanistan for Common Brothers launched on February 14th 1957 at Harland and Wolff's Govan yard.
In 1972 she became LEVANTINO and as PAXO she arrived at Ferrol on May 14th 1986 to be broken up.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Departing from Paisley
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Departing from Paisley

Birmingham RC&W DMU 104 452 departing from Paisley Gilmour Street in July 1984 with an Ayr to Glasgow train. 104s were not native to Scotland but moved North as more modern units took over in England.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Keeping up to speed
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Keeping up to speed

My favourite photo is this LNER shot of Sir Nigel Gresley doing timings.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 40118 at Inverkeithing
Replies: 0
Views: 306

40118 at Inverkeithing

40118 in July 1984 with the 1628 from Dundee to Edinburgh taken at Inverkeithing and at Haymarket where I got off.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 40042 at Carlisle
Replies: 0
Views: 292

40042 at Carlisle

40042 arriving at Carlisle in March 1979 with the 1240 ex Newcastle.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: The longest name
Replies: 0
Views: 287

The longest name

The Britannia with the longest name of the class! 70048 THE TERRITORIAL ARMY 1908-1958.
by Deepol
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Named at Euston
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Named at Euston

My friend Bill scott in Melbourne sent me this LMS photo. He emigrated when young but in the 1960s although we never met we both did similar things such as going to Lugton to see the stored Corkerhill Jubilees one of which was 45665 LORD RUTHERFORD OF NELSON. This is her naming ceremony at Euston pe...
by Deepol
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Ready for service
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Ready for service

NBL photo of B1 1094 for the LNER getting a finishing polish at their works in Springburn in the late 1940s. As BR's 61094 she was withdrawn in 1965
by Deepol
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Former glory
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Former glory

Sad old cutting of the derelict platform at the old Hyndland station which closed in 1960 when the Blue Trains came on and whose carriage sidings became Hyndland Depot.

All this is now gone replaced by the Hughenden Housing complex.
by Deepol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Perth bound
Replies: 1
Views: 1840

Re: Perth bound

70008 Black Prince at Carlisle in 1966 waiting to take over the 9.25am Crewe to Perth. This was a regular job for her and I had quite a few runs behind her on that train between Carlisle and Perth and Motherwell and Stirling.
by Deepol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Diesel pioneers
Replies: 20
Views: 7457

Re: Diesel pioneers

Courtesy Mike Redmayne and the collection of the late Jon Gerralde, one of the Bulleid diesels somewhere on the Southern.

10201 and 202 had a gangway connection as far as I can recall so this could be 10203 which was the 2000hp loco. and is credited as being the precursor of the EE Type4/ Class 40.
by Deepol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Blackpool interlude
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Re: Blackpool interlude

Blackpool tram No.717 at Fleetwood in July 1984
by Deepol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Blackpool interlude
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Blackpool interlude

Lewis's Department Store in Blackpool was famous for its honeycomb designed exterior.
Here it is in July 1984 when I photographed a Blackpool tram passing. The tram is possibly still here but sadly Lewis's is away now, the building as well as far as I recall.
by Deepol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: From Dobbie's Loan
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

Re: From Dobbie's Loan

Another great panoramic view with Stirling stalwart Black 5 45369 departing.
by Deepol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Heading for Stranraer
Replies: 0
Views: 637

Heading for Stranraer

47369 with the 1800 Glasgow to Stranraer in July 1984.
by Deepol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: AUREOL 1951 - Stephen
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: AUREOL 1951 - Stephen

Nice photo of her launch
by Deepol
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………
Replies: 5
Views: 4262

Re: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………

An earlier holder of the name in for her winter refit in a suitable setting at Yorkhill basin in January 1979.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: GARANT
Replies: 0
Views: 932

GARANT

Lutgens & Reimers tug Garant courtesy John Winters' collection Cape Town.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: J D WHITE
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

J D WHITE

South African Railways and Harbours tug JD White at East London. Chris Howell collection/ Jones.
A Charles Hill product as I recall.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Window on the World
Replies: 1
Views: 1615

Window on the World

From my former window on the world at Partick Cross an Ailsa bus on route No.8 heading into Byres Road. I'm sure the 8 route is still a feature of Partick today.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: On Psarliamentary Road
Replies: 0
Views: 886

On Psarliamentary Road

Looking across from Parliamentary Road on the now Concert Hall site to what is now Killermont Street at the present Buchanan Bus Station in April 1988.
The building behind the middle bus (LA?) was 302 Buchanan Street, HQ of BR in Scotland now replaced by a hotel and Sainsbury's Local!
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Big Boys
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Re: Big Boys

Deepol wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:10 pm
A cutting from my own collection of two Big Boys X4014 and friend on a freight probably in Wyoming.

Now back on the Main Line.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CALEDONIA 1934 - Denny
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Re: CALEDONIA 1934 - Denny

Old cutting of her at a choppy Dunoon
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: NAHLIN
Replies: 20
Views: 7661

Re: NAHLIN

Definite trials photo of her, built for Lady Yule of course on which a British Constitutional Crisis was formulated.She was launched from John Brown's on April 28th 1930.
John Brown/ UCS photo.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: JADOTVILLE
Replies: 0
Views: 825

JADOTVILLE

Card of Maritime Belge's Jadotville which became P&O's Chitral.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Concorde
Replies: 4
Views: 4677

Re: Concorde

Courtesy Allan Earnley Air France Concorde F-BVFB sent to me when I happened to mention that you don't see many photos of Air France Concordes........
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Atlantic Ice Patrol
Replies: 0
Views: 825

Atlantic Ice Patrol

Introduced as a direct result of the Titanic disaster, the Atlantic Ice Patrol is I think today still undertaken by C130s of the US Coast Guard and this is one 1502 courtesy Allan Earnley.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Leisurely days
Replies: 0
Views: 778

Leisurely days

An old cutting of more leisurely days of flying with a Vickers Vanguard loading at I think Turnhouse in Edinburgh.
My first flight was in one of these from Renfrew to Heathrow-with 11 other passengers.........
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 4472 FLYING SCOTSMAN
Replies: 3
Views: 3492

Re: 4472 FLYING SCOTSMAN

At Dunfermline shed in May 1968 after working a Pullman special from Newcastle
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Knights of the road
Replies: 19
Views: 9766

Re: Knights of the road

A Scania of hauliers Donnell and Ellis at the Bothwell Services on the M74 a few years ago.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: CORNISH CITY 1969: Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Govan
Replies: 0
Views: 1024

CORNISH CITY 1969: Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Govan

One of a series built for Reardon Smith she sailed for them till 1977 when she became NEPTUNE STAR.
She had a fairly long career when as LONG KHANH she was broken up at Alang in November 1997.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: SNCF haulage
Replies: 0
Views: 813

SNCF haulage

As late as 1965 I was amazed and delighted to be hauled from Calais to Paris by something similar to this SNCF loco. although I'm sure it was a Pacific (231).
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: St Enoch departure
Replies: 0
Views: 803

St Enoch departure

The last Britannia numerically, 70054 Dornoch Firth departing from St Enoch with a train for Leeds.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 71000 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER
Replies: 5
Views: 2710

Re: 71000 DUKE OF GLOUCESTER

Reflections galore at Carlisle in 1993 on a railtour over the Settle and Carlisle.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Blackpool trams
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Blackpool trams

Some colourful advertising for a Little Italy attraction at Blackpool in July 1984 on one of the trams. Taken on the Prom at Blackpool with the honeycomb design Lewis's Department Store in the background.Gone now I believe.
by Deepol
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Inflexible 1907 HMS - Battlecruiser
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Re: Inflexible 1907 HMS - Battlecruiser

This John Brown photo I have in my collection has unusually no details with it but have it on good authority it is INFLEXIBLE.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: ORION
Replies: 1
Views: 1790

ORION

Nice colour shot of Orient Line's ORION courtesy Anton and Sergio Grimaldi in Italy.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: End of the trams
Replies: 1
Views: 2339

Re: End of the trams

I saw this happening-Coronation tram 1274 being loaded onto American Scientist as I recall at Meadowside in late 1962-early 1963 possibly on its way to the US.
I'm told it's in a museum in Maine and hasn't really been touched since its arrival!
by Deepol
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: End of the trams
Replies: 1
Views: 2339

End of the trams

Rapidly taken Coronation car as it passed at the Argyle Street/Sauchiehall Street junction towards the end in 1962,.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Training up
Replies: 1
Views: 1933

Re: Training up

I took this 56 years ago at Haymarket on August 4th 1963 of D1527 which was the Haymarket training loco for the new Brush Type 4s.

1A22 was a Kings Cross to Edinburgh service in the days before 1E and 1S headcodes were adopted for ECML Anglo Scottish trains.
by Deepol
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: One of the first
Replies: 0
Views: 1572

One of the first

BR Standard 4 tank 80008 on the Glasgow St Enoch pilot in 1962.
One of my earliest regular trainspotting pics.
by Deepol
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY Appeal Day
Replies: 0
Views: 1683

WAVERLEY Appeal Day

A day to help the Waverley Boiler Appeal will be taking place next month consisting of a talk by Iain Quinn: "ps Waverley and the Craigendoran Steamers" at the Bute Discovery Centre on Rothesay Promenade on Wednesday 21st August from 11am till 4.30pm.. Admission £5, pay at the door. Waverley souveni...
by Deepol
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Photo appeal
Replies: 0
Views: 2335

Photo appeal

Does anyone have an image of the Old Museum of Transport Clyde Room at the old tram works on Albert Drive at any time between 1978 and 1988 which you could allow Emily Malcolm Transport Curator at Riverside Museum to use in the forthcoming Ship Model Catalogue due for publication later in the year. ...
by Deepol
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: COMET 1812: John Wood, Port Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 2331

Re: COMET 1812: John Wood, Port Glasgow

Featured in just one of the superb paintings that are brightening up the entrance to Port Glasgow Station.
by Deepol
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Caledonian Railway No.123
Replies: 9
Views: 5863

Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

123 received the LMS number 14010 and this is an old cutting of her on a passenger train.

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