VIC 96 on its way to Chatham via Tyneside

Discussion in 'History' started by soleil, Jul 23, 2009.

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  1. Fantastic bit of history .

    VIC 32 does trips in the Caledonian Canal and Western Isles for steam afficionado's . Takes on paying passengers who actually work ship during their stay !!

    They are derived from the Clyde ''puffer'' cargo vessel -although most of them converted to diesel motorships in commercial use.The availability of good coal being in short supply and the labour costs signed the ending of 'king coal''use .

    Steam Supreme :) :)


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