Wednesday, June 29, 2022

East African Railway / Kenya Railways locomotive stamps, 1996

The EAR metre-gauge system also covered Uganda. See earlier posts.

Japanese 2-8-2 with a freight train seen in 1971

One of the 285 examples of the Class D52 built by the Japanese Government Railways (Now Japanese National Railways) and various manufacturers -- Kisha Seizo, Nippon Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries -- from 1943 to 1946. 

The designation consists of a "D" for the four sets of driving wheels and the class number 52 for tender locomotives that the numbers 50 through 99 were assigned to under the 1928 locomotive classification rule.

Seven are preserved.

1939 Lincoln Zephyr

LNER steamer enters the Bramhope Tunnel, England, 1929

A view of the crenellated north portal by Linda Spashett

The tunnel, 2.14 miles (3.44 km) long, was constructed by the Leeds & Thirsk Railway and opened in 1849. The railway included several major structures including this tunnel. The line is no longer a through 'main line' to the North East, but is still in use as the branch to Harrogate and York. (old photo via Mike Ashworth collection)

1937 Studebaker President

1922 Sunbeam 2-Litre Grand Prix racing car

Pacific Fruit Express 57ft Reefer box car

At the time this was part of the SP fleet, later the UP fleet.

1936 Lagonda Rapier