QE2 Unseen for about 30 years Slides


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While cleaning I came across a box of slides in the cupboard and having gone through them I found 2 of the QE2 in NY harbour that my mum told me she had taken while on the Circle Line boat. However, I have just managed to get them scanned on a slide scanner and here they are, taken in September, 1972.
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Jim Kalafus

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Great photos, Greg, and thanks for posting them. Interesting to see both the QE2 in her earlier configuration and the then-state-of-the-art-now-borderline-pathetic piers under construction.
 
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Kyle Johnstone

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Hi Greg,

Thanks for these slides.
QE2 is, in my opinion, the most beautiful ship in the world, still in service or not.
SS France was in her time a gorgeous ship, just slightly edging out QE2 on my list. (those twin funnels! Talk about a nice pair of stacks!) Sadly France/Norway is now history more than likely, and my heart will be broken when QE2's time comes.

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Coincidently, I also found slides that I took in 1974, down at Cunard's NY pier. Hope these are historically relevant and interesting.

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R.Glueck QE2 NYC 74

There are others too, if they would be of particular interest. Most are similar to these.

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Hello Richard,

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Daniel Cox

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Gday there.....
I always thought the forward windows were removed around the mid 1980"s? (observation/lounge)ect.In the above picture taken 1974 that they are already gone.Does that mean she had a major change done within the 1st 5 years of service?.What year did the forward facing windows get removed?.....
Many thanks Linerdan
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I think it was in 1972 she had her first refit which removed these windows so they were also removed by the time my mother took her slides in the September of 1972 although they cannot be seen in the actual slides.

Correct me if I am wrong though.
 

Daniel Cox

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Thanks for the reply greg , i didnt realise she was changed so soon in her career.She was designed as the ship of the future and yet had such a major work done so early on.I think she was better with the windows and having a forward view.Glad to see QM2 has the view , i think passengers like to see where they are going
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