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  • South West Piers - Simplon Postcards
    the town together with Birnbeck Pier which stands derelict awaiting possible restoration and the much shorter SeaQuarium aquarium built towards the south end of the seafront It is supported by 600 iron piles and is 400 metres 1 300 ft long It was been seriously damaged by fire in 1930 and 2008 It is due to re open in 2010 following rebuilding following the 2008 fire Work started on the pier in 1903 with P Munroe acting as engineer opening in June 1904 At the pier s end was a 2 000 seat theatre which was used as a music hall and for opera stage plays and ballet On 16 May 1907 an extension of the pier measuring 500 yards 1 500 ft was opened with the intention that the pier would be used for excursion steamers to compete with the older Birnbeck Pier Berthing at the pier was difficult however and the extension was later demolished The theatre was destroyed by fire on 13th January 1930 The pier was sold to Leonard Guy who opened a 60 000 new pavilion three years later This second pavilion housed a large undercover funfair in place of the theatre The pier was sold again in 1946 to A Brenner who improved the pier s facilities with new shops and an amusement arcade in the early 1970s The pier became a Grade II listed building in 1974 and it won the National Piers Society Pier of the Year award in 2001 Brenner sold the pier in February 2008 to brother and sister partnership Kerry and Michelle Michael The pier immediately underwent a multi million pound revamp 1 million was spent installing a new go kart track a fully licenced bar and a climbing wall into the pavilion However at on 28 July 2008 a fire started in the pavilion Avon Fire and Rescue Service deployed 13 fire engines special appliances and more than 85 fire fighters to tackle the blaze but the building was soon destroyed Workmen began dismantling the wreckage in September 2008 and a design competition for the new pavilion was won by the Bristol based Angus Meek Architects On 7 December 2008 it was announced that a slowly rotating 91 metres 299 ft tall observation tower was proposed along with the new building It was hoped to re open the pier in the summer of 2010 but it was not yet ready when I visited on 18th September 2010 More images of Weston piers Weston super Mare Grand Pier also referred to as the New Pier Weston super Mare Grand Pier also referred to as the New Pier Weston super Mare Grand Pier also referred to as the New Pier Weston super Mare Grand Pier also referred to as the New Pier Weston super Mare Grand Pier also referred to as the New Pier Weston super Mare Grand Pier also referred to as the New Pier Weston super Mare Grand Pier also referred to as the New Pier Weston super

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  • Azura 2014 Cruise A406N - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    Disney Fantasy St Maarten Doggersbank St Lucia tug Norwegian Getaway St Maarten Norwegian Sun Barbados Pathfinder St Maarten tug Pelican II Barbados tug Seabourn Spirit Barbados Silver Cloud St Lucia Stamford Barbados tug Syhetalie St Lucia local ferry Cruise Itinerary 21 22 March Barbados overnight 23 March St Lucia 24 March Antigua 25 March St Maarten 26 March sea day 1 27 March sea day 2 28 March sea day 3 29 March sea day 4 30 March sea day 5 31 March Ponta Delgado Azores 1 April sea day 6 2 April sea day 7 3 April sea day 8 4 April sea day 9 5th April Southampton P O and Princess Cruises Pages P O Princess Header Page P O Princess Cruises Page 1 1962 1988 P O Princess Cruises Page 2 1988 1999 P O Princess Cruises Page 3 2000 2010 P O Liner Pages P O Azura Cruise in 2010 P O Header Page P O Liners Page 1 1837 1899 P O Liners Page 2 1900 1914 P O Liners Page 3 1915 1939 P O Liners Page 4 1940 1961 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 Contacts P O Cruises www pocruises com Simplon Facebook Pages Simplon Ship Postcards facebook page Simplon Main Line Railways facebook page Simplon Minor Railways facebook page Simplon Piers Lighthouses facebook page Simplon Tramways facebook page Simplon Cliff Lifts facebook page Other AZURA 2014 Cruise Pages to be added Search the Simplon Website Azura P O Cruises Azura Voyage A406N Eastbound Trans Atlantic Page 1 Overview IMO number 9424883 Name of ship AZURA Gross tonnage 115055

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  • Risawolska 1:1250 Ship Models
    a selection of images of the superb 1 1250 ship models by Risawoleska which have been produced in small batches since 1997 For information on purchasing these beautiful models see www risawoleska de Ship Models on this Page Ri0143 LEDA Bergen Line 1953 North Sea Ferry Ri0317 BIAFRA Louis Martin 1965 Reefer 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 www risawoleska de company website Search the Simplon Website Risawoleska 1 1250 Ship Models Ri 0143 Leda Three versions of the Bergen Line Leda of 1953 Built in 1953 by Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd for the BDS Norway Ri0143 LEDA Bergen Line 1953 As built in 1953 by Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd for the BDS Norway with grey cranes Ri0143 LEDA Bergen Line 1953 later version to be issued end 2015 The exact date for this particular voyage unknown loaded with a Daimler Fleetline Bus on her stern deck Otherwise like Ri 0143 BDS Norway with grey cranes Ri0143 LEDA Bergen Line 1953 BDS Norway with yellow cranes timeframe not exactly known but in any case the later years at the

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  • Holland America Ocean Liner Postcards
    and an LNER ferry Night postcard of Nieuw Amsterdam 2 at Rotterdam Postcard of Nieuw Amsterdam 2 at Rotterdam Holland America offices on the right HAL official release of Nieuw Amsterdam 2 with grey hull Simplon Postcards release sc2103 issued June 1996 Location Southampton Photographer Terry Boyle Painting of Nieuw Amsterdam 2 by Willem Johan Hoendervanger Painting Willem Johan Hoendervanger Click to open larger image in new window Maasdam 4 1952 1968 Maasdam 4 was planned as the cargo liner Diemerdyck but was redesigned as a small passenger liner She entered service in 1952 on Rotterdam New York services In 1968 Maasdam 4 was sold to Polish Ocean Lines as the Stefan Batory Stefan Batory was withdrawn in 1988 and was broken up in 2000 in Turkey HAL official card of Maasdam 4 HAL official card of Maasdam 4 HAL official card of Maasdam 4 HAL official card of Maasdam 4 Images of Stefan Batory at Tilbury in 1988 Photo 1988 Ian Boyle Stefan Batory images link to larger copies Ryndam 2 1951 1973 Ryndam 2 entered service in 1951 built by N V Dok en Werfmaatschappij Wilton Fijenoord Schiedam Originally designed as the freighter Dinteldyk but was redesigned as a liner in 1950 She began her later life as a gambling ship in 1988 under various names the last was Copa Casino as a static gambling ship at Gulfport MS The promenade had slot machines on both sides Subsequent names after Ryndam were 1968 Waterman 1968 Ryndam 1973 Atlas 1988 Pride of Mississippi 1991 Pride of Galveston 1993 Copa Casino In 2003 she sunk on her way to breakers at Alang HAL official card of Ryndam 2 HAL official card of Ryndam 2 Statendam 4 1956 1982 The Statendam 4 was built in 1957 She was bought by the

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  • Lynton & Barnstable Railway - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    engines to run round their trains via the turntable which will be located at the East end of the Station The line is 7 25 inch gauge and the engine sheds carriage sheds and two bridges over the Mardyke River have already been constructed After being extended to the Sitooterie the line will again be extended to two more stations in due course The line runs Steam Diesel Hydraulic Petrol and Electric locos and is on the A128 just south of the A127 at West Horndon Trains run Sundays and Thursdays in the summer usually steam only runs on Sundays Facebook Barnards Miniature Railway Website barnardsminiaturerailway eu Sections on this Page Barnards Miniature Railway Steam Locomotives Davanna Frederick Isabel Uncle John Diesel Locomotives Deltic 55 019 Hymek D7096 Diesel Shunter No 5 Trip Along The Line in 2014 Publicity 2014 Brochure Other Miniature NG Railway Pages Miniature NG Railways Header Page 1 South East England Amberley Museum Audley End Miniature Railway AER East Hayling Light Railway Evesham Vale Light Railway Hayling Seaside Railway Littlehampton Miniature Railway LMR Lynton Barnstaple Railway RH DR Postcards RH DR Images Publicity Brochure 2014 Barnards Min Rly Brochure http www com Associated Pages Railway Tramway Header UK Excursion Vessels Cruise Ships Ocean Liners World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards facebook page Simplon Minor Railways facebook page References www amberleymuseum co uk http www com Contacts Facebook Barnards Miniature Railway Website barnardsminiaturerailway eu http www com Search the Simplon Website Barnards Miniature Railway All images link to larger copies which will open in a new window tab Steam Locomotives Davanna Davanna outside the shed Photo Ian Boyle 29th May 2014 Davanna outside the shed Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Isabel Isabel in the shed Photo Ian Boyle 29th

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  • 2014 Tall Ships on the Thames - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    cod fishing vessel In 1969 she was rebuilt into the schooner brig also known as a brigantine that she is today High speeds and good sailing qualities historically made this a favourite rig of pirates www sailing jantje nl Jantje sailing upriver to the start of the parade Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Jantje black hull leaving the Thames with De Gallant Amelie Rose Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Jolie Brise 1913 UK The Jolie Brise is owned maintained and sailed by the pupils of Dauntsey s School Wiltshire She was launched in Le Havre in 1913 and designed to make fast ocean passages she was the last ship to carry the Royal Mail under sail but as steam power replaced sail she instead became a fishing ship She passed through various owners in the intervening decades until she ended up in the possession of the Exeter Maritime Museum which agreed a long term lease with Dauntsey s in 1977 to whom she was eventually sold in 2003 She is a regular competitor in Tall Ships Races and was the overall winner of the 2000 Transatlantic Tall Ships Race and the 2011 Tall Ships Race with various other line honours in the intervening years In 2012 the Jolie Brise joined the Queen s Diamond Jubilee Pageant before joining the Tall Ships Race that year which she also won www joliebrise com Jolie Brise leaving the Thames Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 JR Tolkien 1916 Netherlands Originally the JR Tolkien was a seagoing tug built in East Germany under the name of Dierkow She was technically advanced for her time with a diesel electric propulsion system After the Berlin Wall fell it was hard to keep the tug in operation she was noisy and inefficient to run and then the company that owned her went bankrupt She was purchased in 1995 renamed and transformed into the elegant schooner that she is today www classic sailing co uk vessels j r tolkien JR Tolkien sailing upriver to the start of the parade Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 JR Tolkien leaving the Thames Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Kapitan Borchardt 1917 Poland Kapitan Borchardt is a three masted gaff rigged schooner built in the Netherlands as an ocean cargo ship Over the years it sailed as Nora Harlingen Mowe Vader Gerrit In Spe Utskar and recently as Najaden under this name it was used by the maritime school in Stockholm On 30 August 2011 the ship was handed over to Polish sailors at the Nynashamn port from where it made its first voyage under the Polish flag Since 8 October 2011 when it was christened in Gdańsk it has sailed under the name of Kapitan Borchardt as a Polish training sailing ship It was named after Karol Olgierd Borchardt to honour the idea of popularization of maritime traditions and customs and to honour the name of the well known Polish captain man of letters and marine writer Kapitan Borchardt www kapitanborchardt pl main php ulang en Kapitan Borchardt leaving the Thames Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Lady of Avenel 1969 Netherlands Built in Poland in 1969 this ship was converted into a sailing vessel in 1991 She shares her name with another brigantine fitted out by Wilfred Dowman the man who purchased the Cutty Sark and refitted her as a sail training ship A complement of 12 will crew this gorgeous ship which has a large fully equipped galley and spacious deck saloon from Falmouth to Royal Greenwich On board accommodation consists of four two berth cabins with a further eight berths in a spacious bunk room www sailingdreams co uk vessel details Lady of Avenel html Lady of Avenel sailing upriver to the start of the parade Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Lady of Avenel leaving the Thames Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Leila 1892 UK Built by F Wilkinson in Charlton Greenwich in 1892 as a typical speedy Victorian cutter this graceful ship s pedigree includes winning the Round Britain yacht race in 1904 She was lovingly restored between 2008 and 2012 by the Suffolk based Leila Sailing Trust In sailing to Royal Greenwich this ship will be returning to where she was built 122 years before www leila2c org Leila leaving the Thames Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Loth Lorien 19 Netherlands The Loth Loriën was built in Norway and originally sailed as a herring lugger In 1989 she was bought by her current owner who spent two years converting her into a two masted lugger with modern rigging and furnishing her with a luxurious interior including a saloon and bar After a further transformation into a three masted schooner the Loth Loriën had four new square sails added to her foremast in 2009 to create a stunning barquentine She is named after the Elvish kingdom in Tolkien s Lord of the Rings Iris sailing upriver to the start of the parade Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Iris leaving the Thames Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Maybe 1933 UK A traditional Dutch sailing ketch built by De Vries Lentsch in Amsterdam Maybe was launched in 1933 as a round the world cruiser She was hidden during the Second World War to avoid falling into the hands of the enemy and afterwards she underwent a full refit with a new rig Maybe took part in the first ever Tall Ships Races in 1956 and her other adventures include numerous Atlantic crossings and a trip through the Panama Canal and around the USA to Canada Maybe recently underwent another full refurbishment returning to sailing in 2007 www maybe sailing com Maybe leaving the Thames Photo Ian Boyle 9th September 2014 Mercedes 1958 Netherlands The magnificent brig Mercedes is a two masted square rigged sailing ship Originally built as an ocean going fishing vessel in 1958 she fished for years in the North Atlantic Mercedes was transformed into an elegant classic brig

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  • Isle of Man SP Co - Knott End Methodist Church Manxman Charter in 1974 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    Railway I travelled with my father grandfather and Michael Tedstone Ships on this Page Blackpool Trams IOMSPCo Ramsey Manx Electric Railway and Road Services Laxey Manx Electric Railway Snaefell Railway and Road Services Douglas Manx Electric Railway and Douglas Corporation People Associated Pages UK Excursion Vessels Cruise Ships Ocean Liners World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Other Irish Sea Pages North West Excursion Vessels Norwest Hovercraft Simplon Facebook Pages Simplon Ship Postcards facebook page Simplon Main Line Railways facebook page Simplon Minor Railways facebook page Simplon Piers Lighthouses facebook page Simplon Tramways facebook page Simplon Cliff Lifts facebook page Search the Simplon Website Isle of Man SP Co Charter of Manxman by the Knott End Methodist Church in 1974 Each image links to a larger copy which opens in a new window Blackpool Trams Brush car 621 at Blackpool Tower Photo 1974 Ian Boyle The Flying Banana Rebuilt Brush car 618 at Fleetwood Ferry Photo 1974 Ian Boyle IOMSPCo Manxman and Mona s Queen at Douglas Photo 1974 Ian Boyle King Orry behind and Mona s Isle at Douglas Photo 1974 Ian Boyle Ramsey Road Service 43 at Ramsey Photo 1974 Ian Boyle Road Service

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  • GFM - TPF - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    74kW 100hp 9t 50km h GFM TPF No 12 was built in 1913 by the railway then the Chemins de fer Électriques de la Gruyère CEG with Alioth later BBC equipment and was working at Montbovon Unlike 11 13 she is not fitted with beams to work standard gauge wagons GFM No 11 at Bulle Photo Ian Boyle 29th July 2004 GFM TPF No 13 Te4 4 148kW 200hp 25t 45km h GFM TPF No 13 was built in 1913 by the railway then the Chemins de fer Électriques de la Gruyère CEG with Alioth later BBC equipment and was working at Broc Fabrique shunting wagons that will be transported to Bulle for transfer to the standard gauge usually behind a railcar GFM TPF No 13 was similar looking and built the same year but only 104kw 140hp GFM No 13 shunting standard gauge wagons at Broc Fabrique Photo Ian Boyle 29th July 2004 GFM No 13 at Broc Fabrique Photo Ian Boyle 29th July 2004 GFM TPF No 101 Ville de Bulle GDe4 4 GFM TPF No 102 Neirivue GDe4 4 1053kW 48 2t 90km h GFM TPF Nos 101 102 were built in 1983 by SLM BBC to work freight trains There are the same design as MOB Nos 6001 6004 but whereas the MOB locos hauled heavy express trains over a lengthy and hilly route the GFM locos hauled fairly light freights on a much less arduous route Somebody very persuasive must have put through the justification for these massive locos by light railway standards In the event they were sold to the MOB in 2007 becoming 6005 and 6006 but retaining their names GFM No 101 Ville de Bulle at Bulle Photo Ian Boyle 29th July 2004 GFM No 102 Neirivue at Montbovon Photo 1988 Ian Boyle GFM No 102 Neirivue at Bulle Photo Ian Boyle 29th July 2004 Metre Gauge Railcars Trailers GFM TPF No 111 Te2 2 88kW 120hp 16 5t 30km h GFM TPF No 111 was built in 1903 by the Schweizer Waggons und Aufzuegefabrik AG Schlieren with electrical equipment by Alioth now BBC No 111 was rebuilt in 1968 with more modern ends and windows Fully restored and looking magnificent at Bulle below but later moved to the Blonay Chamby preserved line GFM No 111 at Bulle Photo Ian Boyle 29th July 2004 GFM TPF No 114 Te2 2 GFM No 114 at Bulle Photo Ian Boyle 1985 GFM TPF No 121 Remauffens BDe4 4 GFM TPF No 122 La Tour de Trême BDe4 4 GFM TPF No 123 Broc BDe4 4 GFM TPF No 124 Vaudens BDe4 4 640kW 90km h GFM TPF Nos 121 124 were built in 1992 1995 by the ACMV Vevey with electrical equipment by ABB They are double ended railcars with matching trailers in the 220 series GFM TPF No 121 at Bulle with a freight Photo Ian Boyle 29th July 2004 GFM TPF No 121 at Bulle Photo Ian Boyle 29th July 2004 GFM

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