Tal-Handaq Nostalgia

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


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Entrance to Mdina Tunnel ©373 viewsMac
Near the former Notabile Station.
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The Line leaving Attard Station ©349 viewsPrefect
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Railway embankment approaching Attard ©340 viewsPrefect
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Gone but not forgotten ©354 viewsThe road following the line of the Railway through Balzan.Prefect
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Attard Viaduct384 viewsBlack & white images with acknowledgements to The Malta Railway by Joseph Bonnici & Michael Cassar which is recommended.
See also this website of the Malta Railway Remains.
And Walking the Old Malta Railway.
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Tilley (Bedford Utilicon)632 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. ©429 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 ©345 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 ©389 viewsNormal Control Buses (engine sticking out in front) are disappearing fast.
537's Final Trip
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Magirus Deutz ©286 views421 immortalized on a beach towel.Prefect
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3rd Class Carriage ©311 viewsIn a perilous state of preservation at Birkirkara Station, 2009.

Aka "Iolanthe" - "something between a large bathing machine and a very small second class carriage"
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Birchircara Sation 2009 ©308 viewsNow used as a nursery school amid pleasant gardens which provide a cool home for stray moggies.Prefect
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Blata l-Bajda411 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 ©359 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.396 viewsPrefect
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Monte Castelo c1960332 viewsSpanish, built 1921.
©Rex Cooper
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Coal Cart337 viewsPrefect
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Magirus Deutz (No.1956) at Pieta381 viewsPrefect
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OHIO ©383 viewsRinella Creek c1946
John Clark
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Melita Land390 viewsGozo Ro-Ro 1980sPrefect
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Crested Eagle348 views SEE FULL HISTORY Prefect
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The Bus Terminus 1933383 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Star in colour343 viewsPrefect
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Argentina 1957343 viewsTirrennia Line. 50 years old. Brought the TH Italy Trip back from Syracuse in 1958.Prefect
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A Drift of Dghajjes350 viewsPrefect
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Constellation at Luqa480 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 Luqa436 viewsThis is a picture taken of the two constelllations at Luqa in 1971 glub
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Britannia424 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)448 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 Bus465 viewsPrefect
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"Its not for me, its for my diso ...."560 views4 commentsPrefect
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Kingsgate Terminus928 viewsAfter Kingsgate had been desecrated into Citygate.
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