Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Brussels car and cycle show poster, 1949

vehicles in an English village circa 1940 art

By Ronald Lampitt (1906-1988) who was a magazine illustrator.

'if Simon Cowell can discard his smartphone, I can too'

NSW 43 class diesel

One of this 6-member class of Co-Co type built by A Goninan & Co, Broadmeadow in 1956-1957 is seen with a passenger train between Sydney and Newcastle in the late 1960s.

"These locomotives were unique in Australia in having Alco power units in GE Transportation Systems designed bodies, a legacy of the former Alco-GE partnership which was dissolved in 1953. Although their design originated in the United States, only two similar UM20 cab and two booster units were ever built in that country, for the Erie Railroad.

One of them, 4306, "returned to traffic in June 1996 and has since been used extensively on charters in New South Wales as well as interstate to Brisbane and Melbourne"


the great railway zigzag at Lithgow, NSW, Australia

A view circa 1900; see earlier posts and of course our books.

1939 Chevrolet Master

2-door coupe
4-door deluxe sedan

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 The last set was withdrawn from service in 1986.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