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Author Topic: A MacBRayne Album  (Read 3535 times)

Offline AlistairD

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A MacBRayne Album
« on: November 08, 2009, 10:53:04 AM »
Just published is A MacBrayne Album by Alistair Deayton and Iain Quinn, published by Amberley Publishing.
This is a 128pp paperback with a 32pp colour section. At the core of the book are copies of a collection of glass slides, originally compiled by Capt Alex Rodger, which were donated to Iain. These are mainly previously unpublished photos of MacBrayne steamers from pre-war years. To this is added a selection of timetable covers, notes of journeys around 1910 by C L D Duckworth, mini biographies of James Burns, David Hutcheson and David MacBrayne from contemporary publications, images of a MacBrayne luggage label, a collection of MacBrayne tickets, early adverts from 1868 and more. Rare photos include a couple of colour shots of McCallum Orme's HEBRIDES In her final year, 1955 and a series of LOCHINVAR in her various funnel permutations
It is a very full book and I am sure will be of interest to everybody interested in the shipping of the Clyde and West Highlands in the pre-car ferry era.
I am sure it will be available at the normal bookshops, although I have not checked.Copies will be for sale at the Clyde River Steamer Club, Paddle Steamer Preservation Society and West Highland Steamer club meetings this month
Alistair Deayton


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Re: A MacBRayne Album
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 07:51:55 PM »
Hello all, a welcome and worthy subject Alistair. I have looked at the publishers website but the new book doen't appear to be on there yet. You may have given us all a great sneak preview  ;) If anyone want to contact the publisher their telephone number is  or alternatively  the link to their web-shop is




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Re: A MacBRayne Album
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 02:05:23 AM »
Santa Claus brought me a copy of A MACBRAYNE ALBUM.

Another gem of a read from Alistair - keep them coming!           Sandy

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Re: A MacBRayne Album
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 01:03:42 AM »
Agreed, I got a copy also, some fantastic photos in there, in fact one even solved a mystery about window positions for my Lochiel model  :D


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