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  • Railway Steamer Postcards of the British Isles
    be completed British Railways Sealink Page 8 Harwich Services to be completed British Railways Sealink Page 10 Windermere Services Furness Railway Page 1 Barrow Fleetwood service with paddle steamers Furness Railway Page 2 Windermere services Great Central Railway GCR UK East Coast railway ferries from the Humber Great Eastern Railway GER UK East Coast railway ferries from Harwich Great Western Railway Page 1 Irish Services to be completed Great Western Railway Page 2 Weymouth Services to be completed Isle of Wight Page 1 LBSC LSWR Joint Services Isle of Wight Page 2 Southern Railway 1923 1947 Isle of Wight Page 3 British Railways passenger ferries 1948 1990 Isle of Wight Page 4 Car Ferries to be completed Lancashire Yorkshire Railway Page 1 LYR West Coast Services Lancashire Yorkshire Railway Page 2 LYR East Coast Services London North Eastern Railway Harwich Services London North Western Railway Holyhead services to be completed London South Western Railway LSWR Southampton Services London Brighton South Coast Railway LBSC Newhaven Dieppe Services London Midland Scottish Railway LMS Heysham Belfast Services London Midland Scottish Railway LMS Holyhead Services to be completed Midland Railway MR Heysham Belfast Heysham Douglas Services Oostende Dover Services Ferry cards of Belgian Railways and their successors South Eastern Chatham Railway SECR Dover Folkestone Services Southern Railway Page 1 Dover Folkestone Services Southern Railway Page 2 Newhaven Services Southern Railway Page 3 Southampton Services Southern Railway Page 4 Isle of Wight Services Associated Pages P O Dover P O Stena Line SeaFrance Ferry Postcards Header Page British Ferry Postcards Header Page Simplon Postcards Home Page Table of Ship Histories Name Company Other Names Built Amsterdam British Railways Fiorita 1950 Brightlingsea LNER British Railways 1925 Brighton British Railways La Duchess de Bretagne 1950 Brittany British Railways ex SR Ålandsfärjan 1933 Dinard British Railways ex SR

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  • Normandy Ferries Ship Postcards
    SP 6026 issued as an official card for both Dragon and Leopard A retouched version of the card above Ship is actually Dragon Simplon Postcards serial 4 2 of Dragon leaving Portsmouth Photographed in 1985 by Ian Boyle The card was issued as part of a set of six cards 4 1 to 4 6 titled Ferries of Portsmouth Chantry Classics postcard serial CC S170 of Leopard leaving Portsmouth in Townsend Thoresen colours Photographed by Walter Sartori Chantry Classics are now published by Harold Jordan Leopard Normandy Ferries 1967 85 Southampton le Havre Rosslare le Havre services 6100 tons 416 ft long 850 passengers plus 250 cars The French half of Normandy Ferrieswas was owned by S A G A Societe Anonyme de Gerame et d Armencent and they built the Leopard for the service in 1967 In 1976 ownership passed to P O Ferries and the Leopard received the corporate pale blue hull In 1980 the Normandy Ferries name was dropped and the P O Ferries logo appeared on the hull In 1985 the UK terminal was moved from Southampton to Portsmouth followed soon afterwards by the sale of the Portsmouth and Dover routes to European Ferries Leopard was repainted in Townsend Thoresen orange for the 1985 season but was then sold to Marlines and renamed Countess M She was listed as owned by Marlines in 2000 ferry guides A complete postcard history of this ship is available on this link This is the official Normandy Ferries card of Leopard Harvey Barton postcard of Leopard and Thoresen freight ferry Viking IV Harvey Barton postcard of Leopard and Dragon together at Southampton John Hinde postcard 2 1317 of Leopard at Rosslare in Ireland An enlarged view of Leopard from the card above J Arthur Dixon published postcard serial L6 SP 5235 issued as official card for both Dragon and Leopard in later Normandy Ferries colours rather poorly added to an earlier image Ship is actually Dragon Beric Tempest published postcard issued as an official card for both Dragon and Leopard Ship is actually Dragon J Arthur Dixon published postcard in P O Ferries colours serial L6 SP 6026 issued as an official card for both Dragon and Leopard A retouched version of the card above Ship is actually Dragon Belcolor postcard P118 of Leopard at Le Havre in P O Ferries colours Simplon Postcards serial 4 1 of Leopard leaving Portsmouth in Townsend Thoresen colours This card was issued as part of a set of six cards 4 1 to 4 6 titled Ferries of Portsmouth Photographed in 1985 by Ian Boyle Lion Normandy Ferries 1976 85 In 1967 three new car ferries were delivered to Coast Lines to update their Irish Sea services The Ulster Prince and Ulster Queen replaced the pre war motorships Ulster Prince and Ulster Monarch on the Liverpool Belfast night service of the Belfast Steamship Co and the Lion took over the Ardrossan Belfast day service of Burns Laird Coast Lines were purchased by P

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  • Coast Lines Group - Harland & Wolff Motorships - Page 3 Burns & Laird
    Walton Belfast A Real Photographs photo card of Royal Scotsman Royal Scotsman was sold to Ron Hubbard of Scientology fame who renamed her Apollo She was scrapped in Texas in 1984 This is a Duncan photo card 1936 Royal Ulsterman Burns and Laird A painting of Royal Ulsterman no publisher shown presumed to be a Burns Laird official card A real photo on a painted sea published by OTC From the window layout this is a mirror image of the port side negative used for Royal Scotsman above A post war real photo card presumed to be a Burns Laird official This is again a mirror image of a port side negative correct image possibly issued as Royal Scotsman Probably a dockside photo transplanted onto open sea A superb real photo card published by W E Walton Belfast A Real Photographs photo card of Royal Ulsterman She was used as the accommodation ship Cammell Laird after withdrawal and later as the Sounion She sank at Beirut on 3 3 73 and was later scrapped Photographic postcard of Royal Ulsterman 1953 Irish Coast Coast Lines Irish Coast was owned by the Burns Laird parent company Coast Lines and was used to cover the other standard ships in the fleet during their annual overhauls In summer she was intended to operate the Glasgow Dublin route but was later replaced on this service by the Scottish Coast In subsequent years she appeared on various routes including Ardrossan Belfast in the summer She never carried Burns Laird colours but was associated with their routes more than any others so I have included her here Irish Coast was sold in 1968 to Epirotiki Lines She received the names Orpheus Semiramis II and Achilleus in quick succession before settling with Apollon XI This was rendered as Apollon 11 in 1980 She was sold in 1981 and was lost in a typhoon in 1989 This is an attractive official Coast Lines card painted by John S Smith A variation on the official Coast Lines card above with a title bar at the bottom Painted by John S Smith This is an attractive night official Coast Lines card with a plain back artist unknown An official Coast Lines photographic card An official Coast Lines photographic card An A Duncan photographic card Irish Coast was sold in 1968 to Epirotiki Lines She received the names Orpheus Semiramis II and Achilleus in quick succession before settling with Apollon XI This was rendered as Apollon 11 in 1980 She was sold in 1981 and was lost in a typhoon in 1989 Early postcard of the ex Irish Coast in Epirotiki Lines service in Rethymnon Can anyone identify which name she would be carrying at this stage Please email simplon simplon co uk Scan Micahel Kenyon This is an official Epirotiki card as Apollon XI Another official Epirotiki card as Apollon XI This is an official Epirotiki card of the inviting Artemis dining room aboard Apollon XI This is a Duncan photo

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  • Coast Lines Group - A History in Postcards
    Co Pages Burns Laird Line Page Coast Lines Fleet Postcards Other Coast Lines Pages References Search This Website Table of Ship Histories Belfast SS Pages Belfast SS History Overview of the Liverpool Belfast night boats Belfast SS Motorships More detailed history of the Liverpool Belfast motorships Belfast SS Car Ferries Irish Sea car ferry services between Liverpool Belfast British Irish SP Co Pages British Irish SP Co Overview of the B I SP Co British Irish SP Co Motorships More detailed history of the Liverpool Dublin night motorships British Irish Line Car Ferries History of B I after the split from Coast Lines in 1965 City of Cork Motorships More detailed history of the Swansea Cork night motorships City of Dublin SP Co History of the Dublin Company taken over by B I in 1919 Burns Laird Line Pages G J Burns Paddlesteamers Ardrossan Belfast day services Burns Laird Turbines Ardrossan Belfast day services Burns Laird Motorships Glasgow Belfast and Dublin night services Burns Laird Car Ferries Irish Sea car ferry services between Ardrossan Belfast Other Coast Lines Pages Harland Wolff Motorships 13 superb night boats built at the Belfast yard Coast Lines Car Ferries Irish Sea car ferry services from Liverpool and Ardrossan References T he B I Line by Hazel P Smyth Gill Macmillan 1984 Across the Irish Sea by Robert Sinclair Conway Maritime 1990 Irish Passenger Steamship Services Volumes 1 2 by D B McNeil David Charles 1969 The primary information source on Coast Lines remains the classic Duckworth and Langmuir book Clyde and other Coastal Steamers first published 1939 and revised in 1977 Both editions are necessary since many earlier vessels are omitted from the later edition A November 1999 publication Ships in Focus Burns and Laird by Colin Campbell and Roy Fenton is a magnificent

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  • Cunard Line Cruise Ship Postcards
    Sagafjord and Vistafjord joined the Cunard fleet both retaining their names In 1996 was chartered to Transocean Tours as the Gripsholm followed in the same year by sale to Saga Cruises as the Saga Rose A complete postcard history of this ship is available on this link Cunard NAC official postcard Q702 of Sagafjord Later issued as a Cunard card without the NAC banner Cunard official postcard of Sagafjord Oversized Cunard official postcard of Sagafjord Vistafjord Cunard Line 1983 1999 Caronia Cunard Line 1999 2005 In 1983 Trafalgar House acquired Norwegian American Cruises NAC and the ships joined the Cunard fleet Vistafjord retaining her name In 1999 Cunard renamed the Vistafjord as Caronia By this time she carried 736 passengers and tonnage had increased to 24492 following additional cabins on the upper deck In May 2003 Caronia was reported sold to Saga Cruises to rejoin her former fleet mate Saga Rose from 2005 A complete postcard history of this ship is available on this link Photographs of Vistafjord and Caronia in Cunard service are available on this link Cunard NAC Line official postcard of Vistafjord Cunard NAC Line official postcard of Vistafjord Note top deck cabins extended aft from previous card Cunard Line official postcard of Vistafjord Plus card back Cunard Line official postcard of Vistafjord Note additional top deck accommodation area added aft of the funnel since the previous cards Cunard Line official postcard of Vistafjord Note top deck accommodation area extended forward of the funnel since the previous card Cunard Line oversized official postcard of Vistafjord Cunard Line oversized official postcard of Vistafjord Cunard Line official postcard of Caronia Cunard Line oversized official postcard of Caronia Enlarged view of Caronia from the postcard above Cunard Line oversized official postcard of Caronia Chantry Classics postcard CC S288 of Caronia Photo by Walter Sartori the best Caronia postcard issued so far Sea Goddess I Cunard Line 1986 1998 Sea Goddess II Cunard Line 1986 1998 4333 grt 104 8 m long 110 passengers 17 5 knots Sea Goddess I and Sea Goddess II were built in 1984 and 1985 by Wartsila Helsinki for Sea Goddess Cruises of Norway After a poor season in 1986 they were chartered to Cunard for twelve years Cunard continued to market them as Sea Goddesses Following the acquisition of Cunard by Carnival in 1998 the ships were transferred to Carnival s Seabourn Cruise Line and were renamed Seabourn Goddess I and Seabourn Goddess II In 2001 they were sold to new company SeaDream Yacht Club and renamed SeaDream I and SeaDream II SeaDream is owned by Atle Brynstead founder of Seabourn History of Sea Goddess I II Official Cunard postcard used for both Sea Goddess I and Sea Goddess II Sea Goddess II at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Sea Goddess II at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click to open larger image in new window Sea Goddess I and Sea Goddess II at Dubrovnik Photo Ivo Batricevic Click

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  • Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Company - Ship Postcards - St Trillo
    Liverpool North Wales 1936 45 149ft long 1314gt 2xCrossley diesels St Silio was built by Fairfields in 1936 She operated short cruise from Llandudno After the war St Silio was renamed St Trillo When L NWSS ceased trading in 1963 she was sold to P A Campbell who operated her from 1963 until 1969 Photographic postcard of St Silio L NWSS photographic postcard of St Silio L NWSS photographic postcard of St Silio St Trillo Liverpool North Wales 1945 1963 L NWSS postcard of St Trillo L NWSS postcard of St Trillo John Nicholson art postcard of St Trillo 2 Along with his painting of St Tudno 3 the first postcard in my collection from around 1957 Painting of St Trillo 2 from the 1956 Souvenir Guide Hutton Colwyn Bay postcard of St Trillo 2 Friends of the Ferries postcard of St Trillo 2 Photo Keith P Lewis Photographic postcard of St Trillo 2 Frith s postcard LDO688 of Llandudno Pier with a very small St Trillo 2 1949 St Trillo 2 handbill for sailings from Menai Bridge issue 12B 4 Larger image of this handbill 1949 St Trillo 2 handbill for sailings from Menai Bridge issue 12B 5 Larger image of this handbill St Trillo P A Campbell 1963 1969 St Trillo 2 was operated by P A Campbell between 1963 and 1969 This is J Arthur Dixon postcard SP 257 St Trillo 2 arriving at Caernarvon 5 45pm saturday 6th August 1965 Friends of the Ferries postcard of St Trillo 2 Photo Keith P Lewis Duncan photographic card of St Trillo 2 Real Photographs card of St Trillo 2 J Arthur Dixon postcard 7480 of St Trillo 2 passing between Penmon Point and Puffin Island Ynys Seiriol St Trillo 2 laid up at Port Dinorwic St Trillo 2

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  • Red Funnel Motor Vessel and Screw Steamer Postcards
    Canute 1923 1965 tug Chale 1960 19 tug Gatcombe 1 1960 1969 tug tender Paladin 1946 1960 tug tender Sir Bevois 1953 1968 tug Thorness 1961 1983 tug Red Funnel Pages Red Funnel Header Page Red Funnel Paddlesteamers Red Funnel Screw Steamers this page Red Funnel Motor Vessels this page Red Funnel Castle Car Ferries Red Funnel Raptor Class Ferries Red Funnel Red Jet Fast Ferries Red Funnel Tugs Tenders this page Cosens Co Paddle steamers Associated Pages UK Excursion Ships Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page References Red Funnel Before by R B Adams Kingfisher Railway Publications 1986 Search This Website powered by FreeFind Red Funnel Screw Steamers Upton Red Funnel 1946 1950 Official Red Funnel postcard of Upton F W Hawks photographic postcard of Upton Click to open larger image in new window Photographic postcard of Upton Red Funnel Motor Vessels Medina Red Funnel 1931 1962 Red Funnel Steamers photographic postcard of Medina Red Funnel Steamers photographic postcard of Medina Photographic postcard of Medina Photographic postcard of Medina A Duncan photographic postcard of Medina Scan Ruud van der Duin Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Medina in Brighton Marina Photograph of Medina in Brighton Marina Photo Ian Boyle Vecta Red Funnel 1938 1965 Official Red Funnel postcard of Vecta Photographic postcard of Vecta Photographic postcard of Vecta and Trinity House tender Beacon Balmoral 2 Red Funnel 1949 1969 Official Red Funnel postcard of Balmoral 2 Lilywhite postcard CS 49 of Balmoral 2 at Cowes Frith postcard CS 49 of Balmoral 2 at Cowes Photographic postcard of Balmoral 2 Photographic postcard of Balmoral 2 Red Funnel Tugs Tenders Canute Red Funnel 1923 1965 Photographic postcard of Canute Photographic postcard of Canute Calshot 1 Red Funnel

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  • Canadian Pacific Liner Empress of Canada, later Mardi Gras & Apollon
    the Olympic Explorer She operated in duplicate with Olympic Countess She was sold for scrap in 2003 Empress of Canada details 27284 Gross Tons Length 650ft 192 first class 856 tourist passengers 650 on cruising Speed 21 knots 23 knots on trials Engines Steam turbines twin screw Mardi Gras details 27250 Gross Tons 950 Cruise Passengers 1240 maximum berths Ship Names on this Page Empress of Canada Canadian Pacific 1961 1972 Mardi Gras Carnival 1972 93 Apollon Royal Olympic 1993 2003 Associated Pages Canadian Pacific Postcards Carnival Postcards Epirotiki Line Royal Olympic Cruises Direct Cruises Airtours Sun Cruises Simplon Postcards Home Page Empress of Canada Canadian Pacific 1961 72 Canadian Pacific Line monochrome official card of Empress of Canada issued before she entered service The card notes read An artist s impression of the largest ship built to sail up the St Lawrence to Montreal Length 690ft breadth 86ft 27300 tons service speed 21 knots This vessel will carry 192 first class and 856 tourist class passengers Regular sailings Liverpool Quebec and Montreal in summer Liverpool Saint John N B in winter Canadian Pacific Line official card of Empress of Canada Scan Peter Raywell Canadian Pacific Line colour official card of Empress of Canada Canadian Pacific Line official card of the restaurent on Empress of Canada Canadian Pacific Line card of the Banff Club on Empress of Canada Scan Ken Murayama Click to open larger image in new window Canadian Pacific Line card of the Shopping Arcade on Empress of Canada Scan Ken Murayama Click to open larger image in new window Canadian Pacific Line card of a 1st Class cabin on Empress of Canada Photographic postcard of Empress of Canada Postcard of Empress of Canada passing the Cloch Lighthouse on the Clyde Canadian Pacific Line colour official card of Empress of Canada in final colours Scan Rogerio Gouveia Mardi Gras Carnival 1972 93 Carnival official card of Mardi Gras with funnel logo modelled on the final CP colours Appears to be a retouched image of the final CP colours with braod hull riband Scan Rudy Friederich Carnival official card of Mardi Gras Scan Rudy Friederich Carnival official card of Mardi Gras with funnel logo modelled on the final CP colours Externally little changed from CP days and still a very attractive ship Carnival official card of Mardi Gras Carnival official card of Mardi Gras Carnival official card of Mardi Gras Editions FISA card of Mardi Gras s n 7 Gulf Stream commercial card of Mardi Gras at Fort Lauderdale s n 2US FL 522 Florida Impressions commercial card of Mardi Gras and Home Lines Atlantic at Fort Lauderdale s n 46 440 The front cover of the Carnival Cruise Lines official postcard album of Mardi Gras There are two tear out card copies of each photo the larger at Continental size The following 10 views are from this booklet FISA Barcelona s n 1 The back cover of the Carnival Cruise Lines official postcard album of Mardi Gras showing

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