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QE2 Home Movie 1975 Transatlantic
« on: Apr 12, 2009, 12:02 AM »
Check those fashions!


NB QE2 footage starts around 7.5 minutes in at NYC

Note: the link has been removed as it was not active and we cannot find a new link
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Re: QE2 Home Movie 1975 Transatlantic
« Reply #1 on: Apr 12, 2009, 01:02 AM »
Great find!!

The black plastic handrails on the railings look... original - but i prefer the teak!

The dark davits & khaki bulkheads - made the ship look much sleeker from afar, but make the boat deck feel completely different!  Think I prefer it in its post 86 style...

The big vent cowels next to 1 deck pool (when were they removed?) - are painted in bright colours instead of white as original - look rather peculiar!
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Offline Andrew Collier

Re: QE2 Home Movie 1975 Transatlantic
« Reply #2 on: Apr 12, 2009, 02:34 AM »
Wow! That is awesome.

Thanks for posting the link :-)

I think those brightly coloured things were lights rather than vents, (1969 Design Mag pg. 44&45) replaced by more conventional lamposts, unsure when, will have to find out now the point has been raised ;-)

Never knew they got painted thou, very odd....

Horrifed at the black plastic handrails, simply horrified.  :o

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Re: QE2 Home Movie 1975 Transatlantic
« Reply #3 on: Apr 12, 2009, 05:20 AM »
What a great find!  The video illustrates the tan superstructure on boat deck and the black painted lifeboat davits perfectly.  It is easy to see now how the design was so shocking to devoted Cunarders at the time.

Commodore Warwick mentioned in one of his lectures onboard that he had scrunged up some bits of teak and fitted the ship with "proper" teak hadrails at some point in his command.  He did not go into details of where he added the wood, but perhaps it is on the boat deck.  The rail leading to the forward observation area looks black in the video too.  Isn't that teak as well now?

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Re: QE2 Home Movie 1975 Transatlantic
« Reply #4 on: Apr 12, 2009, 10:16 AM »
fitted the ship with "proper" teak hadrails at some point in his command.

I think that I remember black handrails so that would make their removal some point after 1992.

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Re: QE2 Home Movie 1975 Transatlantic
« Reply #5 on: Apr 12, 2009, 11:24 AM »
fitted the ship with "proper" teak hadrails at some point in his command.

I think that I remember black handrails so that would make their removal some point after 1992.

I suspect they were replaced piece-meal... but maybe someone can clarify... here they are in 1987 prior to her re-entry into service, being varnished.



The black handrails remained until the end of her life in one place on board... the old deck out the front of the missing lookout bar.
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Re: QE2 Home Movie 1975 Transatlantic
« Reply #6 on: Apr 12, 2009, 07:05 PM »
I suspect they were replaced piece-meal

I am surprised that they weren't replaced everywhere in the '94 refit.