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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Attard Viaduct346 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)603 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. ©406 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 ©325 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 ©365 viewsNormal Control Buses (engine sticking out in front) are disappearing fast.
537's Final Trip
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Magirus Deutz ©266 views421 immortalized on a beach towel.Prefect
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3rd Class Carriage ©289 viewsIn a perilous state of preservation at Birkirkara Station, 2009.Prefect
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Birchircara Sation 2009 ©286 viewsNow used as a nursery school amid pleasant gardens which provide a cool home for stray moggies.Prefect
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Blata l-Bajda386 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 ©341 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.374 viewsPrefect
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Monte Castelo c1960308 viewsSpanish, built 1921.
©Rex Cooper
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Coal Cart316 viewsPrefect
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Magirus Deutz (No.1956) at Pieta362 viewsPrefect
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OHIO ©364 viewsRinella Creek c1946
John Clark
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Melita Land372 viewsGozo Ro-Ro 1980sPrefect
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Crested Eagle317 views SEE FULL HISTORY Prefect
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The Bus Terminus 1933360 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Star in colour322 viewsPrefect
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Argentina 1957320 viewsTirrennia Line. 50 years old. Brought the TH Italy Trip back from Syracuse in 1958.Prefect
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A Drift of Dghajjes332 viewsPrefect
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Constellation at Luqa453 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 Luqa411 viewsThis is a picture taken of the two constelllations at Luqa in 1971 glub
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Britannia404 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)428 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 Bus442 viewsPrefect
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"Its not for me, its for my diso ...."527 views4 commentsPrefect
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Kingsgate Terminus901 viewsAfter Kingsgate had been desecrated into Citygate.
Martin Powell
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Gharry at Balluta302 viewsMartin PowellPrefect
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Nevasa353 viewsBuilt 1955 as troopship. 1962 Laid up Falmouth. 1965 School Cruises. 1975 Scrapped Taiwan.Prefect
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Troopship Empire Parkeston460 viewsOff Malta c 1956
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1930 PRINCE HENRY, Canadian National Steamships. 1937 NORTH STAR, Clark SS Co, Quebec.
1940 H.M.C.S. PRINCE HENRY, auxiliary cruiser. 1946 EMPIRE PARKESTON, M.O.T troopship. 1962 Scrapped La Spezia
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Troopship Empire Orwell c 1956532 views ©Rex Cooper
1936 PRETORIA, German East Africa Line. 1939 German Navy. 1945 Seized by Allies at Copenhagen. 1945 EMPIRE DOON, MOWT, managed by Orient Line. 1949 EMPIRE ORWELL, managed by Orient Line. 1959 GUNUNG DJATI, Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool. 1962 Indonesian Government. 1987 Scrapped Taiwan.
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