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Offline Eddy Matthews

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New images
« on: April 18, 2022, 07:03:28 PM »
I stumbled across some images I've never seen before, so thought I would share them...

First Alumchine taking cars across from Neyland to Pembroke Dock estimated 1950

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Re: New images
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2022, 07:09:40 PM »
JEANIE DEANS launched from the Fairfield yard on 7th April 1931 for the LNER.
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Re: New images
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2022, 07:14:08 PM »
1902 GSWR "MARS"
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Re: New images
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2022, 07:26:10 PM »
Vessel: PS Castalia
Builders: Thames Ironworks, Blackwall 1874
Propulsion type: Paddle compound diagonal (two engines, one in each hull)
Owner: English Channel Steamship Company (Operated by the London, Chatham & Dover Railway)
Service dates: 1874 - 1883
Tonnage: Gross 1533
 PS Castalia was a twin hulled, four funnelled, paddle steamer which had her two paddle wheels inside the 26 feet space between the two hulls. Each hull had a separate compound diagonal engine, although she could manage only 11 knots in service. The design was supposed to increase her stability, but she was a poor sea going boat and she did not fare well in the often turbulent waters of the English Channel. As a result, she was withdrawn within ten years and sold in 1883 to the Metropolitan Asylums Board for use as a floating hospital on the Thames in Long Reach.
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Offline DamienG

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Re: New images
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2022, 08:16:19 PM »
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Offline Paddlemex

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Re: New images
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2022, 03:09:39 AM »
Interesting pictures Eddy.

They had car ferries back then. :D
And the first high speed (not!) steam catamaran.

Jurgen

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Re: New images
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2022, 05:18:41 AM »
Kingswear Castle looking magnificent....
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Re: New images
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2022, 06:29:48 AM »
New colour to Paddle box tops is certainly striking..... :whistle.... Derek
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Re: New images
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2022, 02:12:40 AM »
Interesting pictures, Eddy!

Offline Steven S

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Re: New images
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2022, 11:30:31 PM »
I found this picture (taken on the Macleay river) last year while I was doing some research for my drogher build.  I have no idea what year it would be, but the cars look like they're from the 30's.

 

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