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Southampton Docks, Documentary, 1964 IMDB

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JCB UK

2020-05-03 11:20

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Another BTF film on BFI free to view-
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-southampton-docks-1964-online

Not as many motors as the Hull Port film but some interesting import exports and ferry traffic.

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JCB UK

2020-05-03 19:08

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Trains for IMTDB :D

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The Ocean Terminal seen here for liners is now demolished and a new one is on the other side of this dock. Where it stood is always packed with vehicles being exported from Britain. Last time I was there it was new JCBs, Cat ADTs (from Peterlee)Land Rover Discoveries, Range Rovers, Mini's, lots of second hand ERFs Fodens Volvo Scania trucks and earthmovers.

The railway line is still there and still in use , delivering vehicles possibly.


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Sunbar UK

2020-05-04 12:07

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^ The locomotive brings back memories of the Rosebud-Kitmaster model of 'Evening Star' 92220 probably the last plastic kit I made decades ago. (edit: which now seems logical since it was the last steam engine built for BR.)

JCB, I hope you won't mind if I add the Hyster Ransomes electric platform truck?

Other fork-lift trucks and pusher-tug are also seen. However with no makers names visible they are way off my radar.

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johnfromstaffs EN

2020-05-04 12:12

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BR_Standard_Class_9F

The pictured locomotive was built at Crewe Works.

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johnfromstaffs EN

2020-05-04 12:24

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My wife and I have both sailed to and from Southampton Docks on several occasions, she to Kenya, on one trip returning via the Panama Canal, and me to.....the Isle of Wight!

Sunbar UK

2020-05-04 12:32

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Ah yes, the Isle of Wight ferry - Red Funnel line. Happy memories of jumping the queue to get on the boat.

Kenya via the Panama Canal seems a bit of a round trip?

^^ JCB I did enjoy this episode - where next around the coast? Bristol, Cardiff or Liverpool docks?

johnfromstaffs EN

2020-05-04 13:51

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Round trip was done on purpose, on the Warwick Castle, as it was their final return home after independence.

Last time we went to the IoW, I had my boat in tow. The crew of the Red Funnel line were not amused when I suggested it was emergency kit.

My last visit alone was when I was crewing on the Round the Island race, and we abandoned it due to lack of wind strength, went back to Hamble and charged over to Cowes in a fast launch with two big Mercruisers. Great fun! It was a while ago, don’t think I would be much good on a grinder these days.

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JCB UK

2020-05-04 15:01

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Sunbar wrote ^ The locomotive brings back memories of the Rosebud-Kitmaster model of 'Evening Star' 92220 probably the last plastic kit I made decades ago. (edit: which now seems logical since it was the last steam engine built for BR.)

JCB, I hope you won't mind if I add the Hyster Ransomes electric platform truck?

Other fork-lift trucks and pusher-tug are also seen. However with no makers names visible they are way off my radar.

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Don't mind at all I was going to post the ' ground conveyor' pictures here myself , the middle forklift looks like it was designed by I.K.Brunel !

We are obviously on the cusp of palletisation here.
There are forklifts around but nothing is on pallets so hundreds of men are engaged in loading boxes/barrels/bales/planks off ships, into warehouses, out of warehouses and onto lorries and railway vans. With these little electric flat trucks much in evidence.
Did they get to palletisation before containerisation made even more men ( and many docks ) redundant ?
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JCB UK

2020-05-04 15:09

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Sunbar wrote Ah yes, the Isle of Wight ferry - Red Funnel line. Happy memories of jumping the queue to get on the boat.

Kenya via the Panama Canal seems a bit of a round trip?

^^ JCB I did enjoy this episode - where next around the coast? Bristol, Cardiff or Liverpool docks?



Might be back to Police Dramas and Triumph 2500s and Rover P6's :)

Sunbar UK

2020-05-04 16:37

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I remember pallets being common in the mid-1960s along with folding wire containers specifically for fork truck use along with those hydraulic hand trucks.

Think I recall it came from WWII and the USA sending all the stuff being used in the later part of the war. Fork lift trucks were getting common by the 1950s and pallets were part of the handling needs I guess. What I think being called an upright 'sack barrow' for moving boxes etc. were rarely (if at all) in a mass usage sense.

Containers I associate with the 1970s and again from the USA based on the size their flat cars in use on their railways (railroads just seems wrong). Unfortunately the standard container size was not ideal for the BR reduced loading gauge probably needing a well wagon which is lower between the bogies.

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