Tuesday, September 25, 2018

traffic on Victoria Bridge, Brisbane, Australia, circa 1910

One notes the motor garage in the left foreground. The scene has changed a lot in the meantime, although the treasury building in the right background, now a casino and hotel, is still there.

SJ electric multiple unit at Hässleholm, Sweden, 1955

An Xoa5 set of Statens Järnvägar (SJ) which were used between 1948 and 1986: a class of 6 three-car units constructed by ASEA and delivered in 1948. The design was very similar to the Xoa class delivered in 1947 to the Bergslagernas Järnvägar (Railways), but the Xoa5 class had a higher top speed of 135 km/h. The car bodies of the Xoa5 were manufactured by ASJ (AB Svenska Järnvägsverkstäderna) which also made the appearance slightly different. The trains were first used in express services on the main lines. During the 1970s, they were transferred to regional services in the Goteborg area. The last set was withdrawn from service in 1986. Axle arrangement: 2'-Bo '+ 2'-2' + Bo-'2; power output: 1,000 kW.


1908 Belsize 14-16 Tourer

Lynwood Pacific Electric and Greyhound bus depot, greater L.A, 1956

Built in 1917 at 11453 Long Beach Boulevard and a stop on the Green Line today, although the I-105 now runs over the top. One notes the 'wigwag' grade crossing warning.  More pics

traffic in Downtown L.A., circa 1957

Including a 'yellow car.'

Monday, September 24, 2018

British Railways 'Unceasing Service' [to Industry] art, early 1950s

One of the more more dramatic of the BR posters of the era. By Frank Henry Mason (British, 1875-1965)

'I like a man with a good book collection'

Soviet ZIL 157 truck

"The ZIL-157 is a general purpose ​2 1⁄2-ton 6×6 truck, produced in the post-World War II Soviet Union The ZIL-157 was the standard Soviet truck until it was replaced by the ZIL-131 and Ural-375 series that became the standard Soviet army trucks alongside the GAZ-66. The Chinese People’s Liberation Army also produced the CA-30, a copy of the ZIL-157."


Sydney trams at the north end of the Harbour Bridge, 1950s

Passenger cars of a suburban train also visible in the right background. These tram tracks gave way to 2 more vehicle lanes. See earlier posts.

a bus in the ditch, NSW, Australia, 1930s

A general view and a close-up. From the names on the back it seems it was running between Cessnock and Kurri Kurri.

Oddly, these two views were published as postcards.