Great Eastern Photo Collection

Itsstillthinking

Itsstillthinking

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Im hoping for some time in the future to have a animation on the Eastern, and a playable demo. But for now i thought i would upload all the photos i have acquired so far of the ship, and plans if i find any.
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Rob Lawes

Rob Lawes

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I grew up in Bristol UK, berth place and home of the SS Great Britain. My avatar is the Great Britain's propeller. I've witnessed her restoration and preservation over a number of visits from when she was little more than a painted hulk in the early 80's to her current status today. She is the first true transatlantic liner and an outstanding piece of engineering. Brunel sometimes got things wrong (the Great Eastern, the Atmospheric Railway, Broad Gauge trains) but when he was right it was a thing of beauty.
 
Itsstillthinking

Itsstillthinking

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I grew up in Bristol UK, berth place and home of the SS Great Britain. My avatar is the Great Britain's propeller. I've witnessed her restoration and preservation over a number of visits from when she was little more than a painted hulk in the early 80's to her current status today. She is the first true transatlantic liner and an outstanding piece of engineering. Brunel sometimes got things wrong (the Great Eastern, the Atmospheric Railway, Broad Gauge trains) but when he was right it was a thing of beauty.

Very true!
Though it can be said the "Failures" of Brunel where more due to the fact they where years ahead of their time. Like the Atmospheric Railway, iv been seeing some report in the past few years of them trying this again on a a small scale with great success.

Iv got two questions for you Rob if you dont mind?

1. Its been quite clear that in recent years the state of restoration for the Britain has advanced alot, im wondering how much has been restored?
I know that the main saloon is restored, but iv seen some footage of which looks like a full scale model of her engines but im not sure if its real or just a clever camera trick on a model.

2. Have you ever been down to where the Great Eastern was scrapped? Iv seen reports that large amounts of her hull are burred beneath the sand and there are still some huge pieces viable when you remove the marine growth.

Still amazes me how a propeller designed by someone in the Victoria era in a tall hat is still only slightly less efficient than a modern one
 
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