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TS Queen Mary at Princes Dock basin, Glasgow in February 2017 by Kenny Whyte
In February, the funnels, which had received a white primer coat at Greenock, were painted "yellow" in a colour specially formulated by International Paints from analysis of an old funnel paint chip to recreate the colurs of 1948 as closely as possible (completed February 16th). The redundant air conditioning units on the observation deck were also removed (February 25th), and work proceeded apace stripping out old internal fitting and much of the internal cladding which had become rotten during her years of cold lay-up at Tilbury 



Above : One can almost imagine the Caledonian's Queen Mary and the LNER's new Waverley, the pride of each fleet, preparing to compete for custom in the 1947 season. LNER's boats did not sail from Glasgow, so it was not until much later that both could be seen at Glasgow (particularly in 1976 and 1977)








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