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Help Keep Balmoral Sailing

Discussion in 'Everything else Heritage' started by johnofwessex, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. johnofwessex

    johnofwessex Well-Known Member

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  2. MarkinDurham

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    There's more chance of keeping this old lady running than restoring TS "Dover", it has to be said, but ships are even more of a drain on finances than even (whisper it quietly) Flying Scotsman has been. Look at how close ss "Shieldhall" came to being taken out of service for good, only a couple of years ago, after severe corrosion was found in some of her frames. Ships are a very expensive business to be in.

    It's an excuse to wheel this old thing out...

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    "It's not the initial expense that breaks you; it's the upkeep" . How very true.

    Still, I wish them every success. Summers in UK waters wouldn't be the same without the likes of Waverley, Shieldhall, Balmoral etc pottering about.
     

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