Friday, September 19, 2014

1969 Pontiac GTO convertible


1953 Ford Zephyr


'OK a quick photo, then I'm back to reading my book'


Bled Jezero station, Slovenia, early 1960s


Literally Lake Bled station, and a very pleasant place it is too. At the time it was part of Jugoslavia, of course.


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1980 Jaguar XJ6


Walmartians mobile chairs


(from a viral e-mail)

narrow gauge steam trains near Volos, Greece


A pic from the 1900s and what seems a very similar train in the same area about 60 years later.

In the past Volos was served by railway lines of three different gauges, the metre-gauge line of Thessaly Railways to Kalampaka, the standard gauge line to Larissa and the 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in) gauge line to Pelion. Remnants of the different gauges still exist near the station.

a caravan as a symbol of Denmark


You can imagine what Jeremy Clarkson would say about this :-)

Greek transport theme stamps, 1978


Issued to mark 150 years of postal service.

Märklin issues limited edition model set of Sweden's electric Dm3-hauled ore train



While modest by the scale of ore trains in other parts of the world, the iron ore trains that run from Luleå in the north of Sweden to Narvik in Norway over the Malmban are the biggest in Europe(?). See earlier posts.

Model railway manufacturer Märklin has now issued a limited (999 sets worldwide) edition in HO scale of a weathered Dm3 electric locomotive as they appeared originally, plus 12 matching 3-axle ore wagons, its catalog number 26800.