Tony McMahon's Collection of Burntisland Shipyard Photos

Reminiscences from Tony (August 2015): "I was up [in Burntisland] for two prolonged periods during the building of the Montreal City and the Halifax City, for Bristol City Lines. I stayed at the Kingswood Hotel, which was then run by Andrew and Kay Methven(?) if I recall correctly. ..... The welders who doubled as bouncers in the dance halls in Kirkcaldy would give us free passes to the dances. ..... It is rather a co-incidence doing this, for only two weeks ago at around lunch time, the door bell rang and a somehow recognisable but older grey haired man said 'Tony'. To which I replied 'Good Heavens! - Jimmy Kennedy'. We had last sailed together on these ships nearly 50 years ago. He was from Troon and came to join us on the maiden voyage of one or other. [Two of the photos are] postcards given me by my old company of both the Montreal and Halifax out on trials over the measured mile, so in those shots somewhere down in the engineroom would have been quite a number of the shipyard men."
 

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Electricians.JPG
Electricians
Halifax City 01.JPG
Halifax City 01
Halifax City 02.JPG
Halifax City 02
Halifax City 03.JPG
Halifax City 03
Halifax City 04.JPG
Halifax City 04
Halifax City 05 (prior to launch).JPG
Halifax City 05 (prior to launch)
Halifax City 06 (the day prior to launch).JPG
Halifax City 06 (the day prior to launch)
Halifax City 07 (launch day).JPG
Halifax City 07 (launch day)
Halifax City 08 (out on trials over the measured mile).JPG
Halifax City 08 (out on trials over the measured mile)
Halifax City 09.JPG
Halifax City 09
Halifax City 10 (on passage with good North Atlantic weather).JPG
Halifax City 10 (on passage with good North Atlantic weather)
Halifax City 11 (leaving Montreal and earning her keep).JPG
Halifax City 11 (leaving Montreal and earning her keep)
Halifax City 12 (transiting the canal of the St Lawrence Seaway).JPG
Halifax City 12 (transiting the canal of the St Lawrence Seaway)
Montreal City 01 (on shipyard trials).JPG
Montreal City 01 (on shipyard trials)
Montreal City 02 (downbound, transiting the canal of the St Lawrence Seaway).JPG
Montreal City 02 (downbound, transiting the canal of the St Lawrence Seaway)

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