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British Railways Board (BRB)


The British Railways Board (BRB) was a nationalised industry in the United Kingdom that operated from 1963 to 2001. Until 1997 it was responsible for most railway services in Great Britain, trading under the brand name British Railways and, from 1965, British Rail.

John Hendy Collection

MV Koningin Emma – Past and Present

MV Koningin Emma, ex HMS Queen Emma, Queen Emma, Koningin Emma – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1939 by Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde, Vlissingen, Holland (Yard No. 209), for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland N.V. Hook Van Holland, Holland as a passenger and cargo vessel

Roy Thornton Collection

Ts St David (III), Past and Present

TS Holyhead, ex St David (III) – Steel twin screw turbine ship, built by Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead (Yard No 1182) for Fishguard & Rosslare Railways & Harbours Co, in 1947 as a passenger and mail vessel

MV Antrim Princess - Past and Present

MV Antrim Princess – Past and Present

MV Stella, ex Tynwald, Antrim Princess – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1967 at Hawthorn, Leslie (Shipbuilders) Hebburn, Tyne (Yard No 765) as a roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry, for Caledonian Steam Packet (Irish Services) Ltd

Roy Thornton Collection

TS Maid of Kent (III) – Past and Present

TS Maid of Kent – Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No. 1492) for the British Transport Commission’s cross-Channel car ferry service in 1959