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Full Steam Ahead For Canadian Pacific And The MHR

Today the Heritage Lottery Fund announced that the Mid Hants Railways “Canadian Pacific – engineering a future from the past” has been successful in its application for funding. 736 more words

Watercress Line

Royal Navy Private Purchase 5A Working Dress

Tonight we are looking at a rather unusual naval uniform. In the opening years of the Second World War the Royal Navy refused to adopt battledress for officers aboard ship, despite this ban dyed army battledress was still popular and frequently worn. 286 more words


35006 One Step Closer

Good evening,

It wont be a big surprise to regular readers that my latest post is about a Merchant Navy class locomotive but unlike most of them this isn’t about 35005 Canadian Pacific but rather her younger sister 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S.N. 393 more words

Brookes Castle

The little things make the difference

Today has been a good day. I am left with a feeling of contentment and i’m not entirely sure why. Apart from the drill, today has been an ordinary day like any other, the routine of life at sea is still ticking away, people are still carrying out the same routine as yesterday and no doubt Tomorrow, but tonight feels different. 388 more words

Merchant Navy

Drill day

Drill day is always the highlight of the month in terms of moaning and complaining. The drill will almost undoubtedly fall during the 2nd officers resting period and so even before it begins someone is already unhappy. 510 more words

Merchant Navy

Off too China

Since my last post we have done a few ports in Asia and now we are heading off too China. I have just finished a 7 hour shift, very tiring but glad its over and I can go for a shower and get some good rest!! 129 more words

Merchant Navy

Pictures from the last 6 months . . .

Visits to Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Japan, Spain, Belgium, and Latvia.  My passport has been used and abused!

Tanggu,  China. TEDA, in a bar close to the Empress bar & Grill, I think it was called ‘Cheers’  – The guy in the middle is ‘Robert’ – turns out, after a few beers, he was a homeless American  stuck in China with an expired visa. 187 more words