Monthly paddle steamer articles written by John Megoran, author, manager and principal captain of Kingswear Castle for nearly 30 years on the Medway and the Thames as well as the River Dart.
You can read more of John’s paddle steamer reminiscences in his regular Megoran’s Musings features on the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society website here.
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In Germany, just south of Dresden is the area called Saxon Switzerland where the Rive Elbe flows through stunning scenery between tree lined banks and rocky crags linking charming little
In 1930 two huge sisters, the paddle steamers Whippingham (pictured above) and Southsea, were built by Fairfield of Glasgow for the Southern Railway’s Portsmouth services. The railway had come in
Built in 1947 for service on the Bristol Channel, P & A Campbell’s paddle steamer Cardiff Queen (pictured above) spent the summers of 1952 and 1953 on the company’s Sussex
A beautiful day on a beautiful lake on a beautiful paddle steamer. Aboard the Diesel-electric paddler Italie, of 1908, approaching St Prex en route from Lausanne to Geneva. At Geneva
Whilst sailing aboard the British Railways’ 152ft long paddle steamer Freshwater from Yarmouth to Lymington in the summer of 1959, Professor Alan Robinson heard that the ship was to be