2007

NS5168 : Ferry port at Renfrew

taken 17 years ago, near to Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Ferry port at Renfrew
Ferry port at Renfrew
Photo taken from the ferry port at Yoker across the River Clyde.


From the internet: "In 1984, vehicular ferry operations were withdrawn from the crossing. The diesel-electric vehicular ferry (nicknamed "HMS Back & Furrit" by users) that had operated since 1952 was replaced by two motor launches supplied by William McCrindle & Son of Ardrossan. The new ferries, the Renfrew Rose and Yoker Swan, were primarily intended for foot passengers but could, in an emergency, accommodate fire engines or ambulances.


On the final night of diesel-electric operations, thousands queued patiently for one last trip on the ferry. By midnight, when the sailings ceased, everything on board that was moveable had been taken by souvenir hunters!"

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Category: Ferryport
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · River Clyde [35] · Crossing [19] · Renfrew Rose [8] · Swan [7] · Foot Passengers [4] · Night [4] ·
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NS5168, 286 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Darrin Antrobus   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 18 May, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 May, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 510 684 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.1437N 4:22.9792W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 511 685
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Third Visitor for NS5168)
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