Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Header Challenge - 02-05-12 - Public Transport by iMac

Welcome back my Friends to the 
Header Challenge 
This weeks theme - by iMac(me) is

(Blasts from the Past)

My Music is Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas - singing 
Trains-Boats and Planes.

My Header is Planes - The Concorde.
1st flight 2nd March 1969.
Introduction 21st January 1976
Retired 26th November 2003
My Header Concorde is stationed at Duxford.

Boats = The Cutty Sark

This is the Cutty Sark - just finishing off the rebuild after the fire.
Reopened by the Queen 25th April 2012.

Cutty Sark and her history.

1870 - 78 = China Tea Years
1878 - 83 = Tramping for cargoes
1883 - 95 = The australian wool  Years
1895 - 1922 = The portuguese Years
1922 = moved from Falmouth to her resting place at Greenwich.

Trains = Sir nigel Gresley.
Relaunched as Sir Nigel Gresley 30th October 1937.
1966-1990 gained her current B.R. Blue as 60007and retained the same after
the 2006 overhaul.
Photo taken at Grosmont Sheds just before release in 2006
by Stewart Mackinder.

These are by Blasts from the Past
Trains - Boats and Planes
(as sung by B.J.Kramer)
for our Header Challenge of

Please visit the other Headbangers - on my side bar (near my shield)
To their take on our Header Challenge theme.

We need 2 more HeadBangers.

Are you wanting Fun and Friendship with your Photography.
Can you spare about 1-2 hours per week??
Then join the Headbangers.

We are needing 2 more players.
Contact anyone of us Please.....

Good Luck.


Betty Manousos said...

i loved this post~ the cutty sark looks majestic!

fabulous header, too.

Linda said...

Great post! I love that Cutty Sark!

Craver Vii said...

These are all great, but I especially liked the Cutty Sark. What a beauty!

Gailsman said...

An excellent shot of the Concorde. I would have really have loved to have flown in her, but will never get that opportunity now.

A sailing ship and a steam train. Who could ask for more.

George said...

I love your blasts from the past -- and your header as well. I once made a model of the Cutty Sark. She's a beautiful ship.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: I love them all, not what I expected. Great job. Welcome back from your trip.

Jackie said...

I was noticing the size of the building it takes to house the Concorde...amazing.
The ship is beautiful. She's regal even today!
The steam engine: powerful looking and magnificent. I love trains.
Great shots...all of them.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are really lovely classic forms of transportation. I didn't know the history of the Cutty Sark before now. Thanks for the info with the great images.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Stewart, Great pictures using Public Transportation.. The header is AWESOME.

Anonymous said...

Lovely pics. That old train is gorgeous.

Denise said...

What a marvelous selection on your transport theme. Great post!

Cezar and Léia said...

well, they are all wonderful, difficult to choose!I like a lot the train picture, you got fantastic reflections!
But all pictures are beautiful!

ancient one said...

I loved the plane, the boat, and the train...Your photos always amaze me!

RuneE said...

The Concorde may be faster and Cutty Sark taste better, but Sir Nigel wins with me :-)