Wednesday, April 24, 2019

traffic cop fixes the traffic light, Christchurch, 1973


On his Hillman Hunter.  That couldn't be done today -- Occupational Safety and Health would require an approved ladder be used, the worker would have to wear a hi-viz vest, traffic cones would need to be laid out around the corner, a flashing sign would need to be positioned 100 metres in advance of the corner....

1954 Plymouth brochure cover


"Now, ladies, why don't we go back to my place for some fun?"
"I thought you would have a limo!"
"And a chauffeur!"

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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.