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  • Milan Trams Page2: Ventotto Trams - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    Built 1928 1930 In the 1920s the increasing traffic on the Milan urban tramway network made pressing the substitution of the old Edison 2 axle tramcars The municipal tram office decided to design a new type of tramcars built on two bogies taking as a model the Peter Witt streetcars built in Cleveland and in other cities of the United States The Milan streetcar was designed by the municipal engineers in 1927 and two prototypes built by Carminati Toselli and numbered 1501 and 1502 came into service at the end of the same year After a few tests the construction of 500 units numbered 1503 to 2002 began divided between several manufacturers 1503 to 1612 Società Italiana Carminati Toselli built 110 units 1613 to 1722 Società Italiana Ernesto Breda built 110 units 1723 to 1772 Officine Meccaniche di Reggio Emilia built 50 unit 1773 to 1882 Officine Meccaniche built 110 units 1883 to 1992 Officine Elettroferroviarie Tallero built 110 units 1993 to 2002 Officine Meccaniche Lodigiane built 10 units The electrical equipment was built by Ansaldo and TIBB the bogies by Fiat under Commonwealth license The cars were delivered in 1929 1930 and immediately put into service The Peter Witt system involved entrance at the front with a conductor sat just ahead of central exit doors They could take 33 seated passengers and 125 in total Seats were longitudinal in the forward section and transverse behind the exit In 1932 1935 some cars were equipped with an experimental half door at the tail and from 1938 to 1940 with full sized doors The rear transverse seating was changed to longitudinal to assist flow to the rear exit The Peter Witt system was therefore abandoned after a few years of service The trams were known locally as Ventottos twenty eights after their year of introduction During the Second World War many cars were seriously damaged but only one unit had to be demolished the others being repaired or reconstructed from 1945 to 1949 From 1970 on the traditional green livery introduced in 1930 was abandoned and a new orange one introduced from 1972 the traditional trolley pole was substituted by a pantograph Since 1976 some cars were put aside and later demolished Nowadays circa 100 units are still in service repainted in the last years in a white and yellow livery already used on the prototypes ref The Development of the Modern Tram by Brian Patton Wikipedia ref Tram 1530 Tram 1530 on route 33 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 1536 Tram 1536 on route 23 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 1566 Tram 1566 on route 33 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 1569 Tram 1569 on route 33 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 1597 Tram 1597 on route 23 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 1598 Tram 1598 on route 23 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 1605 Tram 1605 on route 1 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 1609 Tram 1609 on route 23 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 1623 Tram 1623 on

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  • Milan Trams - Page 4: Jumbo Trams - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    facebook page Simplon Tramways facebook page Simplon Cliff Lifts facebook page Simplon Tram Pages Tramways Header Page Birmingham Budapest Cagliari Trams Dublin LUAS Ferrovie della Sardegna Sardinian Narrow Gauge Helsinki Trams Ferries London Tramlink Nottingham Express Transit Riga Trams Trolleybuses Rostock Trams Sassari Trams Sheffield Supertrams Tallinn Trams Trolleybuses Trondheim Trams West Midland Metro Associated Pages Tramways Header Page Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates References Links Official Milan ATM website http www atm it The Development of the Modern Tram by Brian Patton Adam Gordon 2006 Search the Simplon Website Milan Trams ATM Azienda Trasporti Milanesi All images link to larger copies which will open in a new window tab 4900 Series Jumbo Articulated Trams Built 1976 1978 The 4900 series Jumbo trams were built in the 1970s by Fiat Ferroviaria 4900 4949 and Stanga 4950 4999 respectively and were intended to be used on future light rail lines such as the proposed circular line that should substitute the existing circular trolleybus line However such lines were never built and the 4900 were used on the existing network The trams have an offset cab for clearance reasons Some of the Jumbo trams have been rebuilt in more modern style Tram 4907 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4907 on route3 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4912 rebuilt Fiat Tram 4912 on route 27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4916 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4916 on route16 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4920 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4920 on route3 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4921 rebuilt Fiat Tram 4921 on route 27 The rear window on rebuilt trams is very different to those on un rebuilt cars Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4926 rebuilt Fiat Tram 4926 on route 27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4927 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4927 on route16 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4930 rebuilt Fiat Tram 4930 on route 27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4934 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4934 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4935 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4935 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4936 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4936 on route27 The offset cab is clearly shown Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4937 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4937 on route27 The offset cab is clearly shown Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4938 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4938 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4938 on route27 View from hotel room Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4940 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4938 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4941 rebuilt Fiat Tram 49410 on route 27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4942 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4942 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4944 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4944 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4945 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4945 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4946 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4946 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4948 Unrebuilt Fiat tram 4948 on route27 Photos 2015 Ian Boyle Tram 4949

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  • DISNEY WONDER- SIMPLON POSTCARDS - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    an arrangement with Premier Cruise Line for the maritime segment of its vacation packages Disney had contracted Premier Cruise Line to provide cruise vacations in the 1980s also sailing from Port Canaveral The ships were similarly marketed as family vacations and featured costumed Disney Characters The Disney Wonder began operation in August 1999 The earlier Disney Wonder began operation July 1998 The ships each contain 900 staterooms and are not identical internally with a lot of variations in interior design restaurants and entertainment venues Both contain areas designed exclusively for various age groups including children teenagers and adults In 2007 Disney announced the creation of two new cruise ships The two vessels Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy were delivered in 2011 and 2012 respectively Sections on this Page Disney Wonder Postcards to be added Disney Wonder Images Juneau Alaska 19th June 2015 Other Cruise Line Pages NCL Header Page NCL Page 4 NCL Mega Ships Associated Pages Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards facebook page Contacts Disney Cruise Line disneycruise disney go com References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress

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  • Tamar River Trip - Plymouth Boat Trips - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    replaced by five 12 inch muzzle loading guns in open emplacements A new battery was also built on the south western end of twenty one 9 inch guns in an arc of stone casemates with iron shields Six 12 pounder quick firing guns were added in 1897 and three 6 inch guns became the main armament in 1901 The island was sold for 384 000 in 1995 with plans to turn it into a hotel complex but the owner has not to date obtained planning permission The island contains derelict military barracks and buildings from the Napoleonic era and a MoD radio mast Drake s Island barracks and batteries Photo Ian Boyle 14th May 2014 Royal Albert Tamar Bridges The Royal Albert Bridge is a single track railway bridge that spans the River Tamar in England between Plymouth Devon and Saltash Cornwall Its unique design consists of two 455 feet 138 7 m lenticular iron trusses 100 feet 30 5 m above the water with conventional plate girder approach spans This gives it a total length of 2 187 5 feet 666 8 m It carries the Cornish Main Line railway in and out of Cornwall It was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel Surveying started in 1848 and construction commenced in 1854 The first main span was positioned in 1857 and the completed bridge was opened by Prince Albert on 2 May 1859 Brunel died later that year and his name was then placed above the portals at either end of the bridge as a memorial Work was carried out during the twentieth century to replace the approach spans and strengthen the main spans It has attracted sightseers since its construction and has appeared in many paintings photographs and guidebooks Anniversary celebrations took place in 1959 and 2009 www simplonpc co uk Plymouth html RoyalAlbertBridge Brunel s Royal Albert Bridges seen from Plymouth Princess of Plymouth Boat Cruises heading upriver Photo Ian Boyle 29th June 2015 Cotehele Quay Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries The Tudor house perched high above the River Tamar is decorated with tapestries arms and armour pewter brass and old oak furniture The interior tour has changed little over the years although the furnishings were titivated as Cotehele continued to inspire its owners In the 19th century local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley s famous blossoming orchards and small boats carried market gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market The restored sailing barge Shamrock is usually moored at the quay at Cotehele Shamrock was built in the Stonehouse yard of Frederick Hawke as a Ketch rigged Tamar sailing barge in 1899 Shamrock is 17 5m 57ft 6in long has a beam of 5 51m 18ft 1in a hold depth of 1 62m 5ft 4in and was initially registered as of 31 71 tons gross Her hold is 6 7m 22ft by 3 5m 11ft and main mast is 12 5m 42ft high After a long varied working life Shamrock ended up being used as a scrap iron store in Hooe Lake Plymouth She was acquired by the National Maritime Museum and in conjunction with the National Trust taken to Cotehele Quay in 1973 as a restoration project This restored Shamrock to as she was after being converted to a coastal vessel in the early 1920 s and was completed in 1979 She now has the distinction of being the last working Tamar Sailing barge Shamrock was named after the unsuccessful Irish challenger for the 10th America s Cup Race in 1899 She is considered to be the most advanced Tamar sailing barge ever built it was a conscious effort to design a vessel which would carry the maximum cargo for her size on the minimum draft and at the lowest operating and maintenance costs Shamrock is now permanently berthed at Cotehele Quay a National Trust property and still has occasional trips up and down the river Shamrock is listed on the National Trust Collections website and has inventory number 348277 She is also listed on the UK National Historic Ships Register maintained by the National Maritime Museum Greenwich London and has Certificate number 665 Shamrock is currently jointly owned by the National Trust and the National Maritime Museum Ref Wikipedia Cotehele National Trust Photo Ian Boyle 29th June 2015 We passed the sailing barge Shamrock on its way back Cotehele after attending a local regatta Photo Ian Boyle 29th June 2015 Shamrock back at Cotehele after attending a local regatta Photo Ian Boyle 29th June 2015 Calstock Calstock Cornish Kalstok is a civil parish and a large village in south east Cornwall England United Kingdom on the border with Devon The village is situated on the River Tamar 6 miles 9 7 km south west of Tavistock and 10 miles 16 km north of Plymouth Mining was important in Calstock from Mediaeval times with the Duchy mining silver The industry was booming in the late 19th century and the discovery of copper and coupled with nearby granite quarrying made Calstock a busy port The rapid population boom due to the growth of industry led in 1849 to an outbreak of cholera The industry declined in the early 20th century due to foreign competition and now only the ruined pump houses that dot the landscape remain The Tamar is navigable to boats past Calstock some 3 miles 4 8 km upstream to Morwellham Quay with some 10 feet 3 0 m or even 20 feet 6 1 m of water at extreme spring tides Calstock Quay was once important for transporting goods and in the Victorian era when steamers brought tourists to the village Calstock was visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1846 The 3 ft 6 in 1 067 mm gauge East Cornwall Mineral Railway was opened to Kelly Quay at Calstock on 8 May 1872 Wagons with goods

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  • Cunard CARONIA of 1948 - SIMPLON POSTCARDS - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    was laid up in New York until 1974 when she was sold for scrap While being towed to Taiwan for scrapping she was caught in a storm on 12 August After her tow lines were cut she repeatedly crashed on the rocky breakwater outside Apra Harbour Guam subsequently breaking into three Sections on this Page Caronia Cunard Postcards Caronia Commercial Postcards Caronia Launch Brochure 1947 Cunard Pages Cunard Header Page Cunard Page 1 Ocean Liners 1838 1899 Cunard Page 2 Ocean Liners 1900 1914 Cunard Page 3 Ocean Liners 1915 1939 Cunard Page 4 Ocean Liners 1940 1970 Cunard Page 5 Cruise Ships 1971 Associated Pages Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards facebook page References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Search the Simplon Website Cunard s Caronia of 1948 Each image links to a larger copy which opens in a new window tab Caronia Cunard Official Postcards Caronia Cunard White Star art Voyage Log showing proposed white upperworks Cunard White Star Cunard SS Co art postcards of Caronia with green upperworks serials include B 139 7 B 276 Caronia Cunard art postcard in two versions with white upperworks serial B 467 and the green upperworks as completed serials include 1578 1819 2118 Caronia Cunard lettercard Caronia Commercial Postcards J Salmon postcard 5194 of Caronia with white upperworks Valentine s postcard 1793 of Caronia Dover Publications postcard of Caronia Garish Galachrome postcard by Coastal cards Clacton of Caronia J Arthur Dixon postcard SS1145 of Caronia O W Hoffman Sweetman photo postcards of Caronia using the same official image Other publishers also used the same image Raphael Tuck photo postcard of Caronia Photo postcard of Caronia Gaby photo postcard

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  • Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards
    Portsmouth Harbour The Hard Ferry Pontoons Portsmouth Hard and slipway at low tide Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 Portsmouth Hard and slipway at low tide Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 Portsmouth Ferry Pontoon used for the Gosport Ferry and Harbour Tours Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 Spirit of Gosport of Gosport Ferries at Portsmouth Ferry Pontoon Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 HMS Warrior Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 Photo Copyright Ian Boyle 5th February 2006 Portsmouth Victoria Pier Pre WW1 postcard of a paddle steamer at Victoria Pier 1986 image of the post WW2 Victoria Pier in rough weather Photos 1986 Ian Boyle 2014 images of the post WW2 Victoria Pier Photos Ian Boyle 1st July 2014 Southsea South Parade Pier The pier was built between 1875 and 1878 to the design of G Rale It was opened in 1879 by Princess Saxe Weimar Initially its main purpose was as a steamer jetty for Isle of Wight passengers In 1904 a serious fire resulted in a complete rebuild The replacement pier opened to a length of 600 feet in 1908 It had been designed by local architect G E Smith and cost 85 000 It had a concrete deck and windscreens protecting visitors on all sides A spacious pavilion contained two halls one housed a 1200 seat theatre the other serving as a cafe during the day and a dance hall at night At the seaward end a similar pavilion incorporated a bar and lounge The theatre was damaged by fire in 1966 and was removed the following year A further blaze in 1974 during the filming of Tommy

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  • Babbacombe Cliff Lift - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    minutes before closing In February 1923 the Torquay Tramway Company commissioned Waygood Otis Ltd with the engineering and construction of the railway The line was first opened on 1 April 1926 but ceased operation during World War II for security reasons The railway reopened in 1951 after modernization by Messrs J E Hall of Dartford The railway underwent further refurbishment in 1993 and a three year programme of renovation commenced in November 2005 It transferred ownership from the local council to a community interest group in July 2009 Ref Wiki Sections on this Page Babbacombe Cliff Railway Upper Station A Journey on the Cliff Railway Beach Station Cliff Railway Cars Oddicombe Beach Oddicombe Excursion Boats Oddicombe Pier Jetty Other South West Pages South West Piers Header Page Cornwall Header Page Devon Excursion Ships Bristol Channel Weston super Mare Contacts References www babbacombecliffrailway co uk official website wikipedia org wiki Babbacombe Cliff Railway Wikipedia link Associated Pages UK Transporter Bridges Railways Header Page Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Ship Postcards facebook page Simplon Minor Railways facebook page Simplon Piers Lighthouses facebook page Simplon Tramways facebook page Simplon

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  • Tamar & Cremyll Ferry - Sound Cruising
    Belle II 3 Built 1967 K J Bridge 2002 2003 Devon Belle V Built 1947 K J Bridge 2004 2007 Duke of Edinburgh Built 1949 K T Bridge K J Bridge pre 1977 2001 later Devon Belle II 2 My Queen Built 1929 R J Elworthy 197 197 Queen of Falmouth Built 1937 K J Bridge 2000 Southern Comfort of Plymstock Built 1938 K T Bridge c 1980 1982 later Devon Belle Weston Maid Built 1960 N Fox 2005 Simplon Devon Pages Devon Excursion Ships Devon Header Page Brixham Belle Cruises Carol Peter Scott Dart Pleasure Craft now Dartmouth Riverboats Dartmouth Riverboats ex Dart Pleasure Craft River Link from 2010 Dartmouth Lower Ferry Dartmouth Higher Ferry Devon Railway Ferries Tenders Devon SS Co Millbrook SB Trading Company Plymouth Boat Cruises Plymouth Boat Trips River Dart SB Co G H Ridalls Sons Silverline Cruising Plymouth Sound Cruising 2004 2012 Plymouth Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind References Estuary River Ferries of South West England Martin Langley Edwina Small Waine Research 1984 Passenger Steamers of the River Tamar Alan Kittridge Twelveheads Press 1984 Passenger Steamers of the River Dart Richard Clammer Alan Kittridge Twelveheads Press 1987 South Devon Ferries Alan Kittridge Tempus 2003 Steamers Ferries of the River Tamar Three Towns District Alan Kittridge Twelveheads Press 2003 Trip Out Guides Written and published by G P Hamer various editions from 1977 to 2007 consulted Thanks to Graham Thorne John Hendy and Geoff Hamer for assistance with this page Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry Co 1985 Northern Belle Built 1927 Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry 1985 2011 Cremyll Ferry 2011 2013 The Cremyll ferry had been operated by the Earls of mount Edgcumbe When the line of descent ceased with the death of the fifth Earl in 1944 the ferry passed to the Millbrook Steamboat Trading Company who been operating it for year anyway After the Second War the Millbrook Steamboat Trading Company received new investment when new directors Sidney Mashford of Mashford s Shipyard and William Crawford joined the directors The Cremyll ferries at this time were the Armadillo and Shuttlecock both steam powered They were dieselised by the Millbrook Steamboat Trading Company in 1946 7 and 1945 respectively Mashford s rebuilt the Shuttlecock as the Southern Belle in 1945 46 and the Armadillo became the Northern Belle In 1985 Northern Belle and Queen Boadicea II and the Cremyll service went to Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry Co owned by John Knight a former Cremyll Ferry skipper Northern Belle was damaged in 2013 and subsequently replaced by the Edgcumbe Belle from the Dart Northern Belle in service with the Millbrook Company at Cremyll The larger image also shows Devon Belle to the left It looks be just post World War 2 Photo Luke Farley Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Northern Belle Unlike her sister Southern Belle Northern Belle was not given an upper passenger deck Northern Belle approaches Admiral s Hard on Cremyll Ferry duty as she has done since new in 1927 Royal William Victualling Yard in background Photo Graham Thorne Northern Belle at Admiral s Hard Plymouth on the Cremyll Ferry Photo Ian Boyle 27th March 2010 all images link to larger copies Northern Belle at Cremyll and leaving for Plymouth Photo Ian Boyle 27th March 2010 all images link to larger copies Northern Belle arriving at Cremyll from Plymouth Photo Ian Boyle 27th March 2010 all images link to larger copies Northern Belle at Admiral Hard Plymouth Photo Ian Boyle 27th March 2010 all images link to larger copies Northern Belle on the Cremyll Ferry seen from the Devon Belle Photo Ian Boyle 27th March 2010 all images link to larger copies Northern Belle on the Cremyll Ferry Photo Ian Boyle 27th February 2011 all images link to larger copies Northern Belle on the Cremyll Ferry Photo Ian Boyle 27th February 2011 all images link to larger copies Queen Boadicea II Built 1936 Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry 1976 1991 Queen Boadicea II was built in 1936 by Thorneycroft s She worked on the Thames for Mrs C M Smith from 1936 1938 and then for George Wheeler Launches from 1938 1976 and attended the Dunkirk evacuation Queen Boadicea II was bought by Dart Pleasure Craft for use on the Dartmouth Kingswear ferry which the company ran from 1st January 1977 She was sold to the Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry Co when Dart Pleasure Craft pulled out of Plymouth operations in 1985 She passed to the National Waterways Museum in Gloucester in 1991 Postcard of Queen Boadicea II in service with Tamar Cruising Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Queen Boadicea II in service in Gloucester Tamar Belle 1 Built 1960 Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry 1998 2004 Tamar Belle 1 is another vessel from the celebrated yard of Blackmore Bideford 42 ft long and built of wood she came new as Look Ahead II to St Mawes in 1960 In 1977 she was running excursions from St Mawes licensed for 53 passengers and owned by Messrs Penrose Davies By 1989 her operator was the F B Boat Co later Balcomb Boat Co Around 1998 Look Ahead II went to Plymouth where she joined the fleet of Tamar Cruising and took the name of Tamar Belle remaining there until 2004 That year she left for Tewkesbury where she was the Avon Belle II Following the disastrous floods of 2007 she was put up for sale and was bought by the Newman family returned to the River Fal and had her original name restored In order to secure her Rhos Newman had to buy another vessel from her owners named Champion Champion is for sale as is the Newmans previous vessel Queen of the Fal advertised in late 2007 Queen of the Fal was the Alice Marie at Poole and originally Gay Queen at Rothesay She came to the Fal in 2006 and replaced the Cornish Belle which is now at Torbay Look Ahead II in 2008 on her Falmouth to Tolverne run for Newman s Cruises Photo Ian Boyle 23rd July 2008 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Belle 2 Built 1960 Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry 2004 2011 Cremyll Ferry 2011 Queen of Helford was built by Blackmore Sons in 1960 providing excursions from Falmouth to Helford for the Timmins family of Penryn She joined the Ridalls fleet in the mid 1970s and remained until 1994 passing to K J Bridge of Plymouth By 1997 she had been replaced in the K J Bridge fleet by Devon Belle ex Dartmothian of Ridalls and had joined P J McColl of Falmouth In 2002 she passed to D Gold Dartmouth and then in 2004 to Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry Co at Plymouth renamed as Tamar Belle and remained in the 2007 fleet Queen of Helford in Falmouth service Tamar Cruising s Queen of Helford with Northern Belle left Photo Luke Farley 26 12 2003 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford approaches the quay at Cremyll Photo Graham Thorne Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford mid refit in January 2005 Photo Luke Farley January 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford mid refit in January 2005 Photo Luke Farley January 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford at Mayflower Steps Photo Luke Farley July 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford at Cremyll Photo Luke Farley November 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford at Cremyll Photo Luke Farley November 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford at Cremyll Photo Luke Farley November 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford at Cremyll Photo Luke Farley November 2005 Click to open larger image in new window Tamar Cruising s Tamar Belle 1960 ex Queen of Helford at Cremyll Photo Luke Farley October 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Plymouth Sound Built 1987 Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry 1987 2011 In 1987 Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry Co took delivery of a new vessel the Plymouth Sound 1987 49grt In November 2011 Tamar Cruises and the Plymouth Sound passed to Plymouth Boat Trips along with access to the Barbican and Mount Edgcumbe piers The Cremyll Ferry retained its main ferry Northern Belle and backup vessel Tamar Belle 2 Postcard of Plymouth Sound Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Plymouth Sound Click to open larger image in new window Plymouth Sound Photo Graham Thorne Mayflower Steps 2006 Plymouth Sound leaving at the Barbican Photo Ian Boyle 21st May 2011 all images link to larger copies Plymouth Sound passing the Royal William Victualling yards Photo Ian Boyle 3rd September 2011 all images link to larger copies Plymouth Sound II Built 1990 Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry 1990 1996 In 1990 Tamar Cruising Cremyll Ferry Co took delivery of another new vessel She was the Plymouth Sound II 1990 45 grt Advertised for sale in late 1996 she now runs at Poole as the Purbeck Pride of R C Greenslade Purbeck Pride at Poole Quay in R C Greenslade service Photo Ian Boyle 22nd April 2006 Click to open larger image in new window Edgcumbe Belle Cremyll Ferry 2014 Edgcumbe Belle was built as the Humphrey Gilbert Humphrey Gilbert and Adrian Gilbert were built for British Railways BR in 1957 for the Dartmouth Kingswear ferry service The service and the two sisters passed into local authority ownership in 1972 when BR closed the Kingswear branch beyond Goodrington Both boats were sold in 1976 for use on the St Mawes ferry in Cornwall but proved unsuitable and were bought back by BR for use on the Tilbury Gravesend ferry They again proved unsuitable for this route but were re engined and offered for sale Humphrey Gilbert was laid up at Newhaven then bought by Meridian Line Cruises of Greenwich in 1978 She was not used by them and was sold again to the Millbrook Steam Boat Trading Company in 1979 for use on the Drake s Island ferry as the Edgcumbe Belle The following year the Millbrook Steam Boat Trading Company was bought by Dart Free Houses the owners of Dart Pleasure Craft Edgcumbe Belle remained at Plymouth until 1985 when Dart Pleasure Craft withdrew from the area She was moved to the Dart officially joining the Dart Pleasure Craft fleet and re joining her sister Adrian Gilbert on the Dart ferry Following damage to the Northern Belle Edgcumbe Belle returned to Plymouth to take over the Cremyll Ferry in 2014 Edgcumbe Belle arriving at Admirals Hard Stonehouse from Cremyll Photo Ian Boyle 27th February 2015 all images link to larger copies Edgcumbe Belle leaving Admirals Hard Stonehouse for Cremyll Photo Ian Boyle 27th February 2015 all images link to larger copies Sound Cruising 2004 In 2004 a new player arrived on the Plymouth scene in the shape of the Spirit of Plymouth 2004 66 grt designed by her owner and built locally She ran under the banner of Sound Cruising based at Hoe on the Devon side of Plymouth Sound By 2005 Sound Cruising had taken over Plymouth Boat Cruises there being insufficient trade for three operators The Totnes Castle 3 was sold to Ullswater Steamers and after an epic delivery voyage to Whitehaven a road trip to Ullswater and a complete refit she entered service with them as Lady Wakefield in 2007 Weston Maid and the Cawsand Ferry passed to a new operator N Fox and Coral Star IV 1962 13 grt ex Paignton joined the combined Sound Cruising fleet as the Mount Batten Ferry The Catalina of Tenby 1999 40 grt arrived in the summer of 2005 but her stay with Sound Cruising was short lived and she left for Inverness to become the Jacobite Legend the following year The cruising part of Sound Cruising passed to Plymouth Boat Trips before the 2013 season along with Spirit of Plymouth and Plymouth Princess The Mount Batten Ferry and vessels Copper and Plymouth Belle were not part of the sale Spirit of Plymouth Built 2004 Sound Cruising 2004 2012 Spirit of Plymouth off Phoenix Wharf Photo Graham Thorne January 2007 Click to open larger image in new window Spirit of Plymouth on a Plymouth harbour tour Photo Ian Boyle 3rd September 2011 all images link to larger copies Spirit of Plymouth on a Plymouth harbour tour Photo Ian Boyle 25th March 2012 all images link to larger copies Plymouth Princess Built 1921 Sound Cruising 2005 2012 Plymouth Princess had run at Southend from 1921 to 1958 as the Britannia I and on the Thames as Thames Britannia to 1982 She was the first boat of Plymouth Boat Cruises in 1982 She passed to Sound Cruising in 2005 and remained in the fleet until 2012 when it passed to Plymouth Boat Trips Britannia I running at Southend Click to open larger image in new window Plymouth Princess at Phoenix Wharf in Sound Cruising ownership Photo Graham Thorne January 2007 Plymouth Princess at Phoenix Wharf in Sound Cruising ownership Photo Graham Thorne 2006 Plymouth Belle Built 1960 Sound Cruising 2005 2012 Mashford s built the new motor vessel Plymouth Belle for the Millbrook Steamboat Trading Company in 1961 She passed to Dart Pleasure Craft in 1980 and was later transferred to the River Dart The tradition of vessel exchanges between Plymouth and Dartmouth was revived at the end of the 2002 season Plymouth Venturer was sold to Dart Pleasure Craft becoming their Dart Venturer with former Millbrook vessel Plymouth Belle 1960 moving in the opposite direction Plymouth Belle passed to Sound Cruising in 2005 and remained with the Mount batten ferry when Sound Cruising passed to Plymouth Boat Trips Plymouth Belle at Plymouth Click to open larger image in new window Plymouth Belle on the River Dart Photo Graham Thorne September 1990 Click to open larger image in new window Plymouth Belle on the River Dart in Dart Pleasure Craft ownership Photo Ian Boyle 1997 Plymouth Belle leaving Phoenix Wharf Plymouth in Sound Cruising ownership Photo Graham Thorne Coral Star IV Built 1962 Sound Cruising 2005 20010 In 2005 Weston Maid and the Cawsand Ferry passed to a new operator N Fox and Coral Star IV 1962 13 grt ex Paignton joined the combined Sound Cruising fleet as the Mount Batten Ferry It had left the fleet by 2011 Coral Star IV at Mayflower Steps she is used on the Mount Batten Ferry Photo Luke Farley Click to open larger image in new window Catalina Built 1999 Sound Cruising 2005 2006 The Catalina of Tenby 1999 40 grt arrived in the Sound Cruising fleet in the summer of 2005 but her stay with Sound Cruising was short lived and she left for Inverness to become the Jacobite Legend the following year Catalina in the fleet only for 2005 1006 Photo Luke Farley all Catalina images link to larger copies K J Bridge K J Bridge Fleet by Graham Thorne Ian Boyle K J Bridge ran a variety of vessels at Plymouth in the period under consideration In 1977 K T Bridge was running the Duke of Edinburgh 1949 27 grt She was an ex Thames vessel which came to the Dart in 1972 and to Plymouth in 1973 serving with various owners In 1981 she had been joined by the Southern Comfort of Plymstock 1938 By 1983 ownership had passed to K J Bridge son and she had been joined by Southern Comfort 1955 In 1990 K J Bridge replaced her with the new Devon Belle II 1 In 1994 Devon Belle II 1 went to G H Ridalls on the Dart as Dartmouth Princess in exchange for the Queen of Helford By 1997 K J Bridge was running the Devon Belle formerly G H Ridalls Dartmothian and he re acquired the Duke of Edinburgh now renamed as Devon Belle II 2 By 2000 the Devon Belle had gone and the Queen of Falmouth arrived for a single season In 2001 the Devon Belle II 2 ran alone and the following year she was sold to Boston and replaced by the Devon Belle II 3 the former Royal Princess from Inverness She in turn departed in 2003 to Southend and later Oban In 2004 the Maid of Exmouth arrived and was renamed Devon Belle V She had previously run as Southend Belle Westminster Belle Maid of Wareham and Maid of Exmouth Devon Belle V is still running though K J Bridge sold her to Ben Squire in 2007 remaining as skipper K J Bridge also owned the Alouette from Falmouth in 2005 6 but never ran her Duke of Edinburgh Built 1949 Devon Belle II 2 K J Bridge 1997 2001 K J Bridge ran a variety of vessels at Plymouth in the period under consideration In 1977 K T Bridge was running the Duke of Edinburgh 1949 27 grt She was an ex Thames vessel which came to the Dart in 1972 and to Plymouth in 1973 serving with various owners By 1983 ownership had passed to K J Bridge son In 1989 she went to V W Bristow when K J Bridge replaced her with the new Devon Belle II 1 In 1994 Devon Belle II 1 went to G H Ridalls on the Dart as Dartmouth Princess in exchange for the Queen of Helford By 1997 K J Bridge was running the Devon Belle formerly

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