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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Tilley (Bedford Utilicon)574 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. ©377 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 ©302 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 ©340 viewsNormal Control Buses (engine sticking out in front) are disappearing fast.
537's Final Trip
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Magirus Deutz ©248 views421 immortalized on a beach towel.Prefect
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3rd Class Carriage ©271 viewsIn a perilous state of preservation at Birkirkara Station, 2009.Prefect
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Birchircara Sation 2009 ©268 viewsNow used as a nursery school amid pleasant gardens which provide a cool home for stray moggies.Prefect
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Blata l-Bajda367 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 ©323 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.353 viewsPrefect
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Monte Castelo c1960289 viewsSpanish, built 1921.
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Coal Cart298 viewsPrefect
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Magirus Deutz (No.1956) at Pieta340 viewsPrefect
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OHIO ©340 viewsRinella Creek c1946
John Clark
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Melita Land353 viewsGozo Ro-Ro 1980sPrefect
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Crested Eagle297 views SEE FULL HISTORY Prefect
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The Bus Terminus 1933339 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Star in colour304 viewsPrefect
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Argentina 1957302 viewsTirrennia Line. 50 years old. Brought the TH Italy Trip back from Syracuse in 1958.Prefect
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A Drift of Dghajjes315 viewsPrefect
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Constellation at Luqa426 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 Luqa386 viewsThis is a picture taken of the two constelllations at Luqa in 1971 glub
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Britannia381 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)397 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 Bus420 viewsPrefect
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"Its not for me, its for my diso ...."492 views4 commentsPrefect
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Kingsgate Terminus876 viewsAfter Kingsgate had been desecrated into Citygate.
Martin Powell
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Gharry at Balluta283 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Nevasa334 viewsBuilt 1955 as troopship. 1962 Laid up Falmouth. 1965 School Cruises. 1975 Scrapped Taiwan.Prefect
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Troopship Empire Parkeston436 viewsOff Malta c 1956
©Rex Cooper
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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Troopship Empire Orwell c 1956456 views ©Rex Cooper
1936 PRETORIA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy. 1945 Seized by Allies at Copenhagen. 1945 EMPIRE DOON, MOWT, managed by Orient Line. 1949 EMPIRE ORWELL, managed by Orient Line. 1959 GUNUNG DJATI, Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool. 1962 Indonesian Government. 1987 Scrapped Taiwan.
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Troopship Empire Ken c1956485 views ©Rex Cooper
9523tons, built 1928, UBENA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy, U-Boat depot ship.
1945 German hopital ship. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir

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