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THE “NIGHT FERRY” – CARRIED THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WINDSOR FROM LONDON TO PARIS

The “Night Ferry” being loaded to cross the English Channel. The “Night Ferry” was the first, and until the opening of the Channel Tunnel the only, through train from London to Paris. The train was made up of sleeping cars provided by the CIWL (Companie Internationale des Wagon-lits or International ... Read More »

SS PASTEUR 1939 Cie de Navigation Sud Atlantique – A career cut short by WW 2.

Great youtube video: The “TSS Pasteur” was a special case in ocean liner history. The great liner was never officially in service. It arrived just in time for World War II and saw little passenger service.  The Pasteur was one of the least-documented great liners of its era, yet its ... Read More »

LOVE BOAT DOCKED OFF DEVASTATED HAITI: OLA and VOYAGER: Too Much Relief?

LOVE BOAT DOCKED OFF DEVASTATED HAITI: OLA and VOYAGER: Too Much Relief? The United Nations is spending more than $10 million to house some of its Haiti relief workers on a pair of chartered cruise ships — one of which has been dubbed “the Love Boat” by UN staff. THE ... Read More »

THE BRIGHTON BELLE – THE ONLY ALL-ELECTRIC PULLMAN CAR TRAIN IN THE WORLD.

Great YOUTUBE video of the Brighton Belle. 29th June 1934: Staff of the Southern Railway at Victoria station, London changing the name board on the front of a train, the ‘Southern Belle’ is now called the ‘Brighton Belle’. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) The Brighton Belle represents an ... Read More »

Belfast Celebrates The RMS Titanic – The 98th Anniversary of the Sinking – April 15th…

Excellent photos of the TITANIC from this youtube video. The City of Belfast once again is commemorating and celebrating the world’s most famous ocean liner, the RMS Titanic. The 98th Anniversary of the Sinking – April 15th… Be sure to visit this excellent website – THE ENCYCLOPEDIA TITANIC – one ... Read More »

Help Save the S.S. United States – The Pride of a Nation – Time is running out for the great American Liner – It could be soon headed for the scrap heap.

Great Video – save the SS UNITED STATES Every ship has a soul – Franklin D. Roosevelt The great steamships and liners – UNITED STATES, AMERICA, CONSTITUTION, BRAZIL, SANTA ROSA, LURLINE, PRESIDENT WILSON – were the pride of the nations that built them, an integral part of history, and a ... Read More »

TRAIN OF THE STARS – THE SUPER CHIEF

Social History – Virginia Leith (starred in 20th Century Fox’s KISS BEFORE DYING) appears in a 1950’s publicity film from the Santa Fe RailRoad about “the Super Chief” passenger train which ran between Chicago and California. Cruising The Past welcomes you aboard the legendary Santa Fe Super Chief – the ... Read More »

BOAT TRAINS TO SOUTHAMPTON – From Cunard Lines to the RMS Titanic and the SS United States.

“The Cunarder” boat train departs the Southampton Ocean Terminal bound for London Waterloo with passengers from the RMS Queen Elizabeth. The boat train is hauled by SR Bulleid “Battle of Britain” class steam locomotive No 34088 213 Squadron. BOAT TRAINS TO SOUTHAMPTON – From Cunard Lines to the RMS Titanic ... Read More »

TITANIC MOVIE – FROM 1929 – PART TWO – Great short movie of the RMS TITANIC.

TITANIC MOVIE – FROM 1929 – PART TWO – Great short movie of the RMS TITANIC. For more information on the RMS TITANIC – Click Here. On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ... Read More »

SS L’Atlantique of the Cie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique was an unique example for the next ocean liners of the 1930s.

SS L’Atlantique of the Cie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique was an unique example for the next ocean liners of the 1930s, not only in Interior design, modernity, and wonderful Art Deco areas, but also a bad example regarding the risk of “fire”.   Only 16 months she crossed the seas, when her ... Read More »