Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A photo by Mark Cole of the Taihape, NZ, railyard in 1977 with a couple of then relatively new Dx class in their original yellow and orange livery in the centre-right.
Several changes have happened in the meantime.
This pic was intended for a now abandoned guidebook on the North Island Main Trunk, but there are other NZ railway books available.
at 12:47 PM
Monday, November 19, 2018
Only 345 Swedish Kronor ($US 38) for a package price? Well, it's a pamphlet from 1986 in our collection, so adjustments for inflation are needed. The 14 day Inlandsbanan card now costs SEK 2,000 or $US 224.
The Inlandsbanan runs 1,363 km up the centre of Sweden from Kristinehamn to Gallivare (also a station on the Malmbanan -- see earlier) and needs two full days of travel, involving an overnight stop at Ostersund. In 1986 it was run by the SJ (state railway) but seems to be privately operated now.
at 11:53 AM
at 8:32 AM
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Walter Armiger Bowring, and now in NZ's National Collection of War Art.
For lots more on this and many other WW1 ships, see the book Voyage to Gallipoli
at 11:56 AM
No other info. It could be either a 2-8-0 or 2-8-2 but it's too indistinct to be sure. A list of Hejaz railway locos is on this page
at 9:50 AM