A fascinating look at how things used to be done.
Driving between Glasgow and Fort William either meant a long drive around Loch Leven, via Kinlochleven, or getting the Ballachulish Ferry.
This video shows the ferry crossing in 1926.
The ferries from 1926 & 1973 used the same concept of a turntable to make it easier to get vehicles on/off the ferry. Modern day turntable type ferries still exist. Just a few miles north of Ballachulish is the Corran Ferry.
@fitheach Are you sure it's a turntable ferry? As I remember it, it has those odd-angled on and off ramps but, other than that, it's a normal RORO type.
Have been across on it once, a few years ago. Drove the long way round the coast then got the ferry back.
For the sake of brevity I said turntable type. Strictly speaking the ferry has articulated ends which can swivel round. The main vehicle platform is fixed. Quite different ferry type from the larger ones that operate on, for example, the Mallaig <-> Skye route.
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