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Ship aground11 viewsThe SS Siberian after being blown ashore in the Gareloch in a storm in 1911. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Oct 16, 2021
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Motorman's outing36 viewsMotormen — engine drivers — on an outing pictured outside Inverbeg Hotel. Image, date unknown, supplied by Malcolm LeMay.Aug 19, 2021
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430 viewsA green Garelochhead Coach Services Regent bus is pictured on a rainy day outside Helensburgh Central Station. Image, date unknown,© A.Murray-Rust licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.Feb 15, 2021
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Open air travel643 views'A' Type open top buses of the 1920s parked at Rhu. Image kindly supplied by Donald John Chisholm.Dec 05, 2019
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Uncle Hector's car547 viewsAn image of an old car, possibly a Sunbeam or Argyll tourer, which has a note on the back: "Uncle Hector driving a car at Helensburgh." The single G registration plate is Glasgow from 1903-21. More information would be welcomed. Image supplied by Donald John Chisholm.Oct 05, 2017
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Granary bus crash662 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Services bus crashed into the Granary Restaurant on West Clyde Street after careering down Sinclair Street when the brakes failed. The driver of a Saturday bus from Luss elected to hit the building rather than land on the shore, and was widely praised for his skill in avoiding pedestrians. No-one was seriously injured. Image c.1958 supplied by Robbie Don.Jun 14, 2017
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668 viewsA Phaeton carriage is stationary outside Rhu Parish Church. 1894 image supplied by Donald John Chisholm.May 29, 2017
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Puffer VIC 32684 viewsThe puffer VIC 32 passes Rosneath's historic Ferry Inn while steaming through Rhu Narrows on May 3 2017. VIC 32 was built by Dunston’s of Thorne, Yorkshire, at Rowhedge in November 1943. This was a busy time for the Clyde shipbuilding yards and the Admiralty needed 50 — later 100 — victualling boats in a hurry. So they were built in groups of three by various different yards in England. In 1989 the “Friends of VIC 32” group was started, a money raising venture in case of an engineering or other crisis, and there are now hundreds of Friends. The vessel is operated by Puffer Steamboat Holidays Ltd. and offers five day cruises in the West Highlands each summer. Photo by Stewart Noble.May 04, 2017
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Hovercraft at speed819 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Oct 03, 2016
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Hover travel837 viewsThe Clyde Hover Ferries Westland SRN6 hovercraft, which operated a service from Craigendoran pier to Greenock from 1965-6 is pictured arriving at Craigendoran pier. Powered by a Bristol-Siddeley Marine Gnome engine, it was 48 foot long, could carry 48 passengers, and had a maximum speed over calm water of 64 knots. However the service attracted fewer passengers than hoped for, and did not prove viable. Image supplied by Robert Whitton.Sep 28, 2016
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First service752 viewsDavid Wilson at the wheel of his own bus. He was the first to run a bus service between Helensburgh and Rhu. Image, circa 1915, supplied by his grand-daughter, Marlyn Ritchie.Sep 06, 2016
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Bus service724 viewsDavid Wilson drives the Gareloch Motor Service vehicle run by MacFarlane and Gilmour. Image, circa 1906, supplied by his grand-daughter, Marlyn Ritchie.Sep 06, 2016
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