Dundee - The Way It Was 2

Scenes from the 1970s and 80s (video captures)

Camperdown Junction Dundee
An Aberdeen Edinburgh train enters Dock Street tunnel viewed from the now demolished Camperdown Junction signal box.  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow Camperdown Junction signal box can be seen at the end of the cement sidings to the left of the picture.  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
The Frigate UNICORN and Victoria Dock before City Quay HMS CAMPERDOWN, shore headquarters of Tay Division Royal Naval Reserve was demolished in 2004.  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
HMS ARCHER - a Royal Naval Reserve training vessel - gets under way in Victoria Dock.  HMS HELMSDALE astern of the Frigate UNICORN is joined by Netherlands Navy mine counter measures vessels during an official visit to Dundee by the Koninlijke Marine.  PHOTOs - Boyd Mutch

HMS HELMSDALE  (left) was a minesweeper attached to Tay Division Royal Naval Reserve in the mid 1980s.  Based on a civilian trawler design, these vessels replaced the wooden Ton Class minesweepers which had been attached to the 11 reserve sea training centres throughout the UK. 

PHOTOs - Boyd Mutch


HMS HELMSDALE alongside in Dundee's Victoria Dock (left) in the days when the RNR operated its own minesweepers.  The engine room control room (right) - PHOTOs Boyd Mutch
The end of an era as HMS HELMSDALE is photographed off Lowestoft on passage to Portsmouth for decommissioning.  This marked the end of the Royal naval Reserve operating its own fleet of Minesweepers which formed the 10th Mine Counter Measures Squadron - PHOTOs Boyd Mutch
Busy time in Victoria Dock - note the civilian ships as HMS MIDDLETON departs after an official visit to the city.  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
Carolina Port Power Station Dundee
Carolina Power Station - the chimney had already gone.  Waste Paper bales and an oil rig support vessel.  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
Tayside Bus Broughty Ferry
Soviet cargo vessel loading grain at Dundee School Bus - Church Street, 1984  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
Broughty Ferry Railway Station
Broughty Ferry station in 1984 - London bound HST Local DMU service for Arbroath  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
Broughty Ferry Signal Box
Brought Ferry - Gray Street Crossing 1984 VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
Broughty Ferry signal box 1987.  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow Broughty Ferry station in 1987   VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
A local service to Arbroath calls at Broughty Ferry in 1987.   VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
Dundee Corporation Bus
Dock Street.  The occasion was a Tayside Regional Council Transport Open Day.  The Daimler bus is now owned by Dundee City Council and is in Dundee Corporation Transport's late 1950s livery. Daimler purchased in 1955.   VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
Tayside Regional Council Bus Depot Dock Street
Line up of TRC buses in the Dock Street depot. VIDEO Malcolm McCrow To celebrate Dundee 800, a Tayside bus was turned out in a close approximation to Dundee Corporation's late 1940s livery.  PHOTO Iain Wilkie
Strathtay Routemaster

ScotRail class 47 Push Pull

Ex-London Transport Routemaster (above) on of Strathtay 's service No 76 from Wormit to Ashludie Hospital via Broughty Ferry.  An Edinburgh to Aberdeen push-pull train (above right) sets off across the Tay Bridge.  VIDEO Malcolm McCrow
Sir Nigel Gresley Dundee Tay Bridge
Dundee Tay Bridge in May 1975 - a steam excursion is headed by A4 Sir Nigel Gresley  PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Tay Bridge Station Dundee
Dundee Tay Bridge in May 1975 - a steam excursion is headed by A4 Sir Nigel Gresley   The wooden platform was in the centre of the carriage roads where empty coacing stock was kept.  PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Dundee in the 60s

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