< June 2012 >

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Contents

Friday, 1st June Olympic torch relay
Ships
Sunday, 3rd June Ships
Monday, 4th June Ships
Liverpool
Canada geese
Tuesday, 5th June Ships
Wednesday, 6th June GPS Apollo
Other ships
Sunset
Friday, 8th June Boats
Saturday, 9th June Railfest at the National Railway Museum
Great Western Railway
London and North Eastern Railway
London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Southern Railway
British Rail(ways)
Contemporary
Industrial
Narrow gauge
Maintenance
Sunday, 10th June Maasen
Tuesday, 12th June Canada geese
Wednesday, 13th June A ship and a sunset
Thursday, 14th June Canada geese
Ships
Ocean Countess
Saturday, 16th June AIDAcara
Other ships
Tuesday, 19th June Ships
Thursday, 21st June Brøvig wind
Friday, 22nd June Arcadia
Chinooks
Other ships
Saturday, 23rd June Arcadia
Other ships
Sunday, 24th June Ships
Tuesday, 26th June Gas Cerberus
Friday, 29th June Svitzer Maltby
Saturday, 30th June Ocean Countess

Friday, 1st June

Olympic torch relay

The Olympic torch crossed the river on a ferry.

Merseyside Police boat Torch relay convoy vehicles Torch relay logistics Police van
Olympic torch flotilla Olympic torch flotilla Olympic torch flotilla Olympic torch flotilla
Olympic torch flotilla Royal Iris and Manannan Royal Iris carrying the Olympic torch TSB bus
BBC News helicopter BBC News helicopter Moon and BBC News helicopter Hilbre lifeboat

Ships

Royal Daffodil Royal Iris Aasvik
Stolt Gannet Svitzer Nari Arklow Falcon

Sunday, 3rd June

Progress Chartwell

Monday, 4th June

Ships

Monica Audrey towing GPS Apollo Mar Patricia Global River
Tigris Tigris Minx 2

Liverpool

Cancelled building, Wapping Horse statue Mersey Tunnels headquarters Tower Building

Canada geese

There are several families of Canada geese around Prince's Dock.

Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) Canada goose (Branta canadensis) Canada goose (Branta canadensis) Canada goose (Branta canadensis) Canada goose (Branta canadensis)

Tuesday, 5th June

The dinghy in the last photo got into trouble trying to cross the Mersey and had to be towed to safety by the Fire and Rescue launch. I saw him side-on to the tidal current being pushed downstream without seeming to make any progress across the river and was considering calling the coastguard when one of the pilot boats stopped alongside him to give assistance.

Nestor Galway Fisher Joerg N
CSL Clyde Celtic Carrier Merseyside Fire and Rescue launch towing a dingy

Wednesday, 6th June

GPS Apollo

The small tug Audrey took the crane barge GPS Apollo out of Birkenhead docks, intending to tow her to Liverpool docks. However, she was unable to make any progress against the incoming tide so more tugs had to lend a hand.

Smit Sandon and Smit Waterloo, with Audrey towing GPS Apollo Smit Sandon, and Smit Waterloo and Audrey towing GPS Apollo Smit Waterloo and Audrey towing GPS Apollo
Smit Waterloo and Audrey towing GPS Apollo Smit Waterloo and Audrey towing GPS Apollo Smit Waterloo and Audrey towing GPS Apollo

Other ships

Ocean Countess RFA Diligence (A132) being moved at Cammell Laird Aurelia
Bro Designer Mar Elena

Sunset

Prince's Dock sunset

Friday, 8th June

Mersey Guardian Workboat in Prince's Dock

Saturday, 9th June

Railfest at the National Railway Museum, York. I bought my ticket online, printed it out and left it at home so I'd like to thank the nice man on the gate who believed me when I told him that and let me in without making me pay again.

Great Western Railway

GWR 4575 class no. 5521 GWR Hall class no. 5972 'Olton Hall' as 'Hogwarts Castle' GWR City class no. 3717 'City of Truro'
London Transport L.94 (former GWR 5700 class pannier tank) and Metrpolitan Railway no. 12 'Sarah Siddons' London Transport L.94 (former GWR 5700 class pannier tank) and Metrpolitan Railway no. 12 'Sarah Siddons'

London and North Eastern Railway

LNER Peppercorn A1 no 60163 'Tornado' LNER Peppercorn A1 no 60163 'Tornado' LNER A3 no 502/103 'Flying Scotsman' LNER A3 no 502/103 'Flying Scotsman'
LNER A4 no. 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley' LNER A4 no 4468 'Mallard' LNER A4 no 4468 'Mallard' GNR N2 no 4744

London, Midland and Scottish Railway

LMS Princess Coronation class no. 6229 'Duchess of Hamilton' LMS Princess Coronation class no. 6229 'Duchess of Hamilton' LMS Princess Coronation class no. 6229 'Duchess of Hamilton'
LMS Jubilee class no 45596 'Bahamas' LMS Princess Royal class no 6201 'Princess Elizabeth'

Southern Railway

LB&SCR A1 tank class no. 55 'Stepney' SR Schools class no. 925 'Cheltenham'

British Rail(ways)

Editing these, it's just occurred to me that there wasn't a single British Railways steam loco at Railfest, which is a major gap. One of the Britannias was due to attend but cancelled, and Evening Star is in the main museum.

British Rail class 37 no D6700 British Rail class 37 no D6700 British Rail class 37 no D6700 British Rail class 37 no D6700
British Railways logo on LNER A4 no 4498 'Sir Nigel Gresley' British Rail class 37 no D6700 British Rail class 31 British Rail class 31 no 31018

Contemporary

Virgin Trains Super Voyager no. 221144 Virgin Trains class 57 no. 57308 'Tin-Tin' West Coast Railways class 33 no. 33207 'Jim Martin' British American Rail Services class 56 no. 56312
Direct Rail Services class 57 no. 57309 'Pride of Crewe' Direct Rail Services class 37 no. 37419 Direct Rail Services class 20 no. 20312 GB Railfreight class 66 no. 66736 'Wolverhampton Wanderers' GB Railfreight class 92 no 92032
Southeastern class 395 'Javelin' no 395019 Southeastern class 395 'Javelin' no 395019 Scotrail class 380 no 380007

Industrial

Peckett OQ class no. 2150 'Mardy Monster' RSH tank Castle Donington no 1

Narrow gauge

Ffestiniog Railway no. 4 'Palmerston' Ffestiniog Railway no. 4 'Palmerston' Ffestiniog Railway no. 4 'Palmerston'

Maintenance

Snow blower Snow blower MPV leafbuster Track machine
Rail butt welding demo

Sunday, 10th June

Maasen

Tuesday, 12th June

The local Canada geese having a social.

Canada geese (Branta canadensis) Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) and goslings Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling

Wednesday, 13th June

Panary Unity Residential at sunset

Thursday, 14th June

Canada geese

Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling

Ships

Arrow Thornbury assisted by Svitzer Nari (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (stern) Svitzer Nari assisting Thornbury Svitzer Stanlow assisting Thornbury
Stena Mersey Thornbury assisted by Svitzer Nari (bow) and Svitzer Bidston (stern) LS Eva Solway Protector
Frisian Summer Ionian

Ocean Countess

Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth, passing LS Eva Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth (out of shot)
Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ashgarth Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth
Ashgarth Ashgarth Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth Ashgarth
Ocean Countess assisted by Ashgarth

Saturday, 16th June

AIDAcara

AIDAcara AIDAcara Svitzer Maltby AIDAcara
AIDAcara AIDAcara AIDAcara

Other ships

Stena Lagan Cementina Calida assisted by Svitzer Nari (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (stern), passing Stena Lagan

Tuesday, 19th June

Bente Joerg N MCS Ailsa

Thursday, 21st June

Brøvig Wind

Friday, 22nd June

Arcadia

By the time I'd got up and gone outside, Arcadia was already drawing level with the Cruise Terminal so I didn't get the shots I'd wanted of her coming up the river and I missed her remarkably quick turn by the terminal. Bah.

Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon
Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon Arcadia Arcadia
Arcadia Arcadia Arcadia Arcadia
Arcadia

Chinooks

A pair of RAF Chinooks came down the river, flew around in loud circles and then flew back the way they came.

RAF Chinook RAF Chinook RAF Chinook
RAF Chinook RAF Chinook

Other ships

Spring Bekau

Saturday, 23rd June

Arcadia

Arcadia was supposed to leave last night but stayed in Liverpool, one assumes to avoid bad weather in the Irish Sea.

Arcadia Arcadia Aborted unmooring Smit Sandon Smit Sandon
Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon (bow) and Smit Donau (out of sight at stern) Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon (bow) and Smit Donau (out of sight at stern) Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon (bow) and Smit Donau (out of sight at stern) Arcadia assisted by Smit Sandon (bow) and Smit Donau (out of sight at stern)

Other ships

Arran and Royal Daffodil Jomi

Sunday, 24th June

Anne Aveiro

Tuesday, 26th June

Gas Cerberus

Friday, 29th June

Svitzer Maltby

Saturday, 30th June

The latest of Ocean Countess's cruises from Liverpool.

Ocean Countess Ocean Countess Ocean Countess


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