Tuesday, June 18, 2019

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Henley Roadster

'The Lickey Incline' art by Terrence Cuneo

"Patrick Whitehouse, author, railway photographer, steam railway preservationist and joint presenter of BBC TV's 'Railway Roundabout, commissioned 'The Lickey Incline' directly from the artist in the 1960s.

"Patrick Whitehouse bought Kolhapur as a wreck and it was restored at the Tyseley Railway Museum in Birmingham, which he founded. Kolaphur was one of the few locomotives which were powerful enough to take a passenger train up the Lickey Incline without needing assistance from a banking engine [although there is clearly one depicted here].

"'The Lickey Incline' was painted on site and from a photograph taken by Patrick Whitehouse. The two children depicted in the lower left corner are Whitehouse’s son and daughter.

This picture also featured on the 1974 Hornby model railway catalog.  

Monday, June 17, 2019

cars on Sunset Strip, L.A., 1975

With a 1970 Dodge Challenger muscle car on the left and the famous Whisky a Go Go in the background.  (la.curbed.com)