Tuesday, July 16, 2024

1976 Zaporozhets

Built in Ukraine, seen in Iceland.  Info

1977 GMC Kingsley MotorHome

More pics and info. This sort of vehicle has become sought after by many evicted from their homes because they can not longer afford high rents, particularly in California, although the bids for this didn't meet the reserve.

Monday, July 15, 2024

cute restored gasoline station from 1929 in McLean, Texas

This is on the historic Route 66 from Chicago to L.A., now close to I-40. Obviously it sold the Phillips brand.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Steam Inc. near Wellington gets TripAdvisor travelers award

Steam Incorporated was recently voted as an award-winner among the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor. Steam Inc would like to thank all its passengers for the lovely feedback, comments and photographs shared on a regular basis on Tripadvisor.

This means a lot to the society, especially to the team who work super hard and take pride in what they do and the excellent service they strive to deliver.


'I love browsing good real books'

Whakatane Board Mills steam goods train, 1950s

With an early 1950s Humber Super Snipe fast approaching in the background.  The line between Awakeri and Whakatane was a private operation, now history.

A photo that was considered for but not used in the book New Zealand 1950s Steam in Colour.

1956 Ford Trader bus

Ex Ministry of Works, NZ. (Mike Cornwall pic)

Chocolat Suchard poster featuring a cargo ship, 1920s

This was a Swiss company that was swallowed in later mergers. Info

steam locomotive in Wellington, 1965

Although obviously not Wellington in NZ, instead Wellington in Shropshire, England. It looks like a Stanier 'Black Five' ten-wheeler with a goods train. This was about 2 years before the end of the BR steam era.

restored greater L.A. Pacific Electric car 1299

Southern California Railway Museum video on 1299.