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MV Swift Bowness on Windermere 280764 IT473

MV Swift Bowness on Windermere 280764 IT473

MV Swift at Bowness on Windermere 28/7/64. Swift was built for the Furness Railway in 1900, she could carry 780 passengers at 15 knots, and was powered by 4-cylinder compound engines supplied from a locomotive boiler. Ownership passed to the LMS in 1923 and British Railways in 1948, later becoming Sealink. Swift was converted to diesel propulsion in 1958. Sealink was privatised in 1984, being taken over by Sea Containers. Swift was part of the sale but she was broken up in 1998. ©Ian Turnbull/Railphotoprints.co.uk