Saturday, February 27, 2021

traffic on South Broadway, L.A., 1963

With the Roxie Theatre a bit further along on the right -- this lasted from 1931 to 1989 although the building is still there.  More pics

Present day reference

a sea trip to England including a diesel multiple unit, Netherlands, 1939

Roermond is actually a fair way inland, presumably where the the train began/ended.   The departure point for the ship would have been Hoek van Holland.

A year later, doing this would become quite difficult.

1926 Panhard Lessavor 8 cylinder

'Very soft and without reaction.'

Friday, February 26, 2021

1973 Holden Premier


1948 Aston Martin DB1

"The Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports was a sports car sold by Aston Martin from 1948 to 1950. It was the first product of the company under new owner, David Brown, and is retrospectively known as the DB1. The car debuted at the 1948 London Motor Show and was based on the Aston Martin Atom prototype. Just 15 were sold." (wikipedia)

entrance to the Summit tunnel on the Rimutaka Incline, NZ, circa 1900

The boy up the signal looks too young to have been there for any official reason, perhaps he was the son the photographer. See earlier posts.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

1952 Triumph Mayflower


A 1960 Auston A99 next to it.

'I like to sunbathe with a real book, not a smartphone'

trains on the old Memel (Klaipeda) Dange river bridge near Janischken, Lithuania


"The railway bridge over Dangė river was built in 1874, during the construction of Klaipėda-Tilsit railway. The bridge was built by workers from Joniškis. Built of stones with five semi-circular arches, it looked rather stern and magnificent. Eventually the trains between Klaipėda and Tilsit became regular.

"The highest arch of the bridge was 13.25 metres wide and 8.5 m high above water. The bridge supports had ledges, which used to protect it against damage during the ice-drift. However, the bridge was inconvenient for ship traffic: ships had to lower their masts to pass through. Therefore, it was equipped with a special mechanism to raise the masts. The primary bridge was destroyed in 1944–1945, as the Red Army took over the city. The current metal bridge was reconstructed after the war. A fragment of the stonework of the old bridge can still be visible near the foundation of the new one." Source

See earlier posts on Memel.