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Excursion to Armier366 viewsFrom the Vernon United Services ClubPrefect
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New Bus Terminus planned.306 viewsBuses will not drive up towards City Gate and park around the Tritons Fountain anymore. Instead, passengers will alight at a stage which will be built close to the gardens opposite the Phoenicia Hotel. Buses will then turn down towards St James Ditch and park briefly in one of the 14 bays where passengers will board.Prefect
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Marfa 1954 © 364 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber.
Name that Ferry. (No prizes.)
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Ford Consul Mk 1334 viewsOn Wardija Ridge overlooking St Paul's Bay c1953.
Photo © James Donald Bamber.
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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?357 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?287 viewsdeco.rise
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Comet 4b303 viewsAt Rome enroute MaltaPrefect
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Viscount (G-AMNY) at Luqa, 5 Jan 1960.592 viewsPlease remain in your seat until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.
Information from Viscount Network
The Viscount was taxiing along the runway after landing when a hydraulic system pressure loss occurred. Wheel brakes and nosewheel steering were inoperative and the plane left the runway, rolling down an area of downslope. Because of the hydraulic system pressure loss an attempt by the pilot to raise the gear failed. The aircraft crashed into the control tower. Investigation revealed a fractured pipe line and faulty operation of a non-return valve intended to conserve pressure if there was a break in the main hydraulic system.
The cockpit and nose was badly crushed and the fuselage broke open forward of the wing leading edge. All 5 crew and 46 passengers escaped without serious injury.
The radio equipment was stolen while the aircraft was stored awaiting disposal.
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Imperial Eagle ©299 viewsLaid up at Marsa 1996Martin Powell
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Parafeen! ©293 viewsMartin Powell
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Melita 1996 ©261 viewsMorris Commercial resurrected for the tourists.Martin Powell
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New Man or Paul Newman? ©292 viewsMartin Powell
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Caption Competition321 viewsIn English please.Martin Powell
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Troop Transport WW2353 views1723 was a Diamond with the name "St Paul".
During the war buses were placed under Government control and were liable to requisition.
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Tram Terminus c1905330 viewsBefore the buses and the Phoenicia.Prefect
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410 viewsImperial Atlanta at Hal FarPrefect
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BEA Viscount276 viewsPrefect
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Luqa Terminal 1960s381 viewsPrefect
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"Josephina" at Tigne ©308 views Capt Arnold's pride and joy parked opposite Sgts Mess with Bk Sq, hockey pitch and offrs married quarters in the background.
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3327 in later life314 viewsHaving emigrated3 commentsPrefect
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Troopship Lancashire262 viewsDavid Woolfenden
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Our new car ©306 viewsDavid Woolfenden
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Troopship Devonshire ©280 viewsDavid Woolfenden
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Troopship 1950s302 viewsProbably DilwaraBrian Shackleton
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Porta Reale Station316 viewsPrefect
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Museum Station272 viewsPrefect
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Birkirkara Station314 views2 commentsPrefect
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Mosta/Naxxar267 viewsAfter the merger of these routesPrefect
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A Kosher Sliema Bus ©306 views1 commentsPrefect
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A Very Shiny Sliema Bus?285 viewsNo, a failed attempt to turn back the clock on a post 1977 bus. Fake number plate, route sign and the waistband should be dark green.Prefect
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Was this your School Bus?312 views3 commentsPrefect
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Constellation at Luqa 1976301 viewsIn service as a bar.Prefect
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