Saturday, June 23, 2018

Union Pacific SD70ACe

Seen at the head of a 4-unit lash up in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  The set wasn't attached to the freight cars on the track in the background, but was moving light through the yard.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Alaska Railroad GP40-2

Seen near the Grandview whistle stop on the Seward to Anchorage line. (Geoff Churchman pic)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

four Stockhom Metro stations in Muslim migrant areas now treated as no-go zones

As of today, four stations in Stockholm Metro (Rinkeby, Tensta, Rissne and Hjulsta, all located in blighted urban areas) are marked with a code symbolizing the highest danger, the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported.

Sydney vessel movements at night

Sydney is having a Vivid Lights festival this month.  (Destinations NSW pic)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Canadian Pacific FP7

Seen in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1978.

bulk carrier 'Istria'

Year Built: 2013
Gross Tonnage: 43,951
Deadweight: 81,699 tonnes
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 229 metres × 32.26 metres
Maximum speed: 10.7 knots

Seen in Seattle. (Geoff Churchman pic)

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ships in Brownsville, Texas, 1950s

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Melbourne W class tram, but not in Melbourne

The building in the background and the destination makes it obvious where this is.  See earlier posts.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

1935 Alvis Firebird

1966 Ural motorbike and sidecar, Russia

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electric bus on Maui, Hawaii

A news item from last month is below.  An electric bus (not the one in the photo) has been noticed in passenger service on Maui in the last few days.

"A Proterra Catalyst all-electric bus, which costs more to buy but runs cheaper and environmentally cleaner than current Maui buses, will be doing tests on island public transit routes this week, the county Department of Transportation announced Monday.

"The bus, which will not be carrying passengers, will run routes Upcountry and in West and South Maui in a three-day test.

“If things work out, we will bring the Catalyst back for a longer test period where we can actually let the public take a ride on it,” said Transportation Director Don Medeiros. “We plan on testing other electric buses in the near future to find out what works best for our community.”

"The Catalyst completed a one-month trial on Oahu before coming to Maui, the Transportation Department news release said. The bus will be running at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport for the next 13 months, and the department plans to evaluate the performance of the bus before making a decision, Medeiros said.

The 40-foot [14-metre] -long, zero-emission Catalyst runs quieter on its electric batteries than petroleum-powered buses, the news release said. It has 42 seats and can handle up to 37 standing riders — for a 79-passenger capacity.

"It can adapt to urban and rural routes and is designed to run a full day on a charge, Medeiros said. Part of the test will be to see if the bus can make an Upcountry run.

“It’s a very quiet bus, and the only thing you can really hear while riding it is the air conditioning,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa, who received a briefing and ride. “We are excited at the possibility of making cleaner modes of public transportation available for our riders.”

The buses costs $700,000 each, about $100,000 more than regular petroleum-powered buses, Medeiros said. However, the fuel cost savings projected for an expected 12-year life for the bus is $400,000. Currently, county buses consume 250,000 gallons of gas a year.

The Proterra currently operates in the Seattle-Tacoma area; Wilsonville, Ore.; Redding, Modesto, Santa Clara, San Joaqin Valley and Fairfield, Calif.; and at Sacramento and San Jose international airports."

For more information on the bus, visit

loud Cadillac, or so it says

two police officers and a bystander shot dead by gunman in Li├Ęge, Belgium, with Islamist links

On and on it goes... story