Monday, April 22, 2019

Baldwin-built 2-6-0, South Africa

One of two built in 1901 for the Zululand Railway Company as no. 2, then to the Natal Government Railways, there Class I and no. 513. One was scrapped scrapped in March 1928 and the second in June 1930.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

the 'Sydney Mail' train at Spring Bluff near Toowoomba, circa 1910

From the look of it, a PB15 4-6-0 in front. In those days the break of gauge meant this consist only made it to the Qld/NSW border at Wallangara where it was 'all change' to the other platform to continue into NSW.  Spring Bluff station still exists and in fact is one of the most beautified in Australia, see here

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad yard layout

Part of a series of railroad posters produced by EMD to feature its customers in the 1950s.

1931 Chrysler Roadster

1988 Hino Rainbow bus

Registered as having 24 seats, a 6,019 cc diesel engine and a tare weight of 6.72 tonnes.

tug boat 'Porsgrunn'

Seen in 1974 in Norway -- the extent of the info.  The photo was obviously taken close to water level.

a 1969 Dodge Charger RT gets hot

1951 Scania-Vabis series B40 and B60 bus

Saturday, April 20, 2019

1972 Lincoln Continental Presidential Limousine

Used by Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and now on display at The Henry Ford museum.  It is 259 inches (6.58 metres) long and extras including armor plating and bullet resistant glass increased the weight to 10,440 pounds (4.736 tonnes).


1970 Subaru 360 van

Suitable for little people only?  This owner describes it as 'cute' which is often used in real estate advertising as a synonym for 'very small'. A check of California license plates doesn't reveal this plate as being registered now.