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by Deepol
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Club Syllabuses
Replies: 44
Views: 26166

Re: Club Syllabuses

Sadly the October, November and December meetings of the Coastal Cruising Association Scottish branch are postponed due to the current restrictions imposed by the Scottish Government., The committee will review the situation during December in the hope that meetings can resume from January 2021.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Diesel pioneers
Replies: 21
Views: 7965

Re: Diesel pioneers

View from the train as pineer LMS diesels 10000 and 10001 arrive at Glasgow Central in 1948 with the inaugural diesel hauled Royal Scot.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37188 JIMMY SHAND
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: 37188 JIMMY SHAND

37188 when D6888 looking very smart.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37188 JIMMY SHAND
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: 37188 JIMMY SHAND

37188 being named JIMMY SHAND at Oban on 11th May 1985 with the great man making a rare public appearance.
BR photo courtesy ScotRail Public Affairs.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Royalty at Helensburgh
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Royalty at Helensburgh

HM at Helensburgh Central in 1965 on her Blue Train excursion for which I did the route history for the guide given to the Royal Party
by Deepol
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Resting at Gourock
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Resting at Gourock

BR Standard 4 2-6-4 80001 and a DUCHESS at a Gourock which has changed vastly since this was taken.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: AVENGER HMS Frigate 1978: Yarrow Scotstoun
Replies: 2
Views: 2580

Re: AVENGER HMS Frigate 1978: Yarrow Scotstoun

HMS AVENGER on her trials from Yarrow's
Launched on 20th November 1975 she eventually became TIPPU SULTAN of the Pakistan Navy and was sunk as a missile target on 25th April 2020.
by Deepol
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 10000 hush hush
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

Re: 10000 hush hush

A photo of the boiler at Yarrow's. The basic frame of 10000 actually came to Scotstoun for fitting.
by Deepol
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Passing on Beattock
Replies: 0
Views: 439

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: 268

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: 260

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: 732

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: 53897

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: 843

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: 832

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: 487

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: 477

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: 454

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: 421

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: 486

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: 433

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: 472

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: 2047

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: 21
Views: 7965

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: 784

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: 784

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: 2369

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: 811

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: 1629

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: 4661

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: 1095

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: 1486

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: 1834

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: 1071

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: 3239

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: 3934

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: 8408

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: 958

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: 4933

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: 983

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: 930

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: 3750

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: 10290

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: 1215

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: 957

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: 963

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: 3008

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: 909

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: 1666

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: 1998

ORION

Nice colour shot of Orient Line's ORION courtesy Anton and Sergio Grimaldi in Italy.

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