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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


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Gone but not forgotten ©307 viewsThe road following the line of the Railway through Balzan.Prefect
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Attard Viaduct330 viewsBlack & white images with acknowledgements to The Malta Railway by Joseph Bonnici & Michael Cassar which is recommended.
See also this website of the Malta Railway Remains.
And Walking the Old Malta Railway.
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Tilley (Bedford Utilicon)579 viewsMac
Reminiscent of the School Transport driven by Benny Cassar who is on the left in THIS PHOTO
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Valletta Railway Terminus. ©381 viewsThe platforms were in the tunnel with steps emerging near the Opera House.
Leased to the Yellow Garage since 1971, they will be moving soon as the City Entrance is redeveloped.
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Entrance to Floriana Railway Tunnel ©306 viewsOn the viaduct across the Great Ditch by Kingsgate.
913 yards long, it emerges near Porte des Bombes.
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Not Many Left ©343 viewsNormal Control Buses (engine sticking out in front) are disappearing fast.
537's Final Trip
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Magirus Deutz ©252 views421 immortalized on a beach towel.Prefect
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3rd Class Carriage ©274 viewsIn a perilous state of preservation at Birkirkara Station, 2009.Prefect
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Birchircara Sation 2009 ©271 viewsNow used as a nursery school amid pleasant gardens which provide a cool home for stray moggies.Prefect
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Blata l-Bajda372 viewsPostcard before 1973. With the Spencer Monument and a Gudja/Ghaxaq bus.
Not to mention a Triumph Herald and a couple of B'karas.
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Hamrun Railway Station ©326 viewsAlthough the railway ceased operating in 1931 many relics still remain, including this building, now in use by Hamrun Boy Scouts. Along with the building, the pillars supporting the canopy, the canopy itself, the metal fence to the right of the building and large flower urn are all original reminders of its past use. The only thing missing is a steam train in front of it!
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Loads of sixties cars.358 viewsPrefect
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Monte Castelo c1960293 viewsSpanish, built 1921.
©Rex Cooper
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Coal Cart302 viewsPrefect
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Magirus Deutz (No.1956) at Pieta344 viewsPrefect
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OHIO ©346 viewsRinella Creek c1946
John Clark
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Melita Land358 viewsGozo Ro-Ro 1980sPrefect
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Crested Eagle302 views SEE FULL HISTORY Prefect
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The Bus Terminus 1933344 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Star in colour307 viewsPrefect
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Argentina 1957305 viewsTirrennia Line. 50 years old. Brought the TH Italy Trip back from Syracuse in 1958.Prefect
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A Drift of Dghajjes319 viewsPrefect
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Constellation at Luqa430 viewsThis plane was apparently caught in Luqa with drugs on board and remained at the airport for a number of years. I understand it ws latterly used as a restaurant where it was situated on the old Safi road1 commentsglub
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Constellations at Luqa389 viewsThis is a picture taken of the two constelllations at Luqa in 1971 glub
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Britannia385 viewsThis looks like a Britannia. Taken from the old main terminal at Luqa airport looking towards the RAF site which is to the right in the background1 commentsglub
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1971 Luqa Airport Viscount (I think)401 viewsDuring my first year and a half in Malta (1970-72) I took various pictures of planes at the airport. This was a Viscount I believe and taken looking from the old terminal building towards Luqa 2 site.2 commentsglub
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Wartime Bus425 viewsPrefect
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"Its not for me, its for my diso ...."496 views4 commentsPrefect
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Kingsgate Terminus880 viewsAfter Kingsgate had been desecrated into Citygate.
Martin Powell
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Gharry at Balluta286 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Nevasa337 viewsBuilt 1955 as troopship. 1962 Laid up Falmouth. 1965 School Cruises. 1975 Scrapped Taiwan.Prefect
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Troopship Empire Parkeston441 viewsOff Malta c 1956
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1930 PRINCE HENRY, Canadian National Steamships. 1937 NORTH STAR, Clark SS Co, Quebec.
1940 H.M.C.S. PRINCE HENRY, auxiliary cruiser. 1946 EMPIRE PARKESTON, M.O.T troopship. 1962 Scrapped La Spezia
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