Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BNSF ES44C4 's in the Mojave Desert


Near Yucca, Arizona, on the old Route 66.

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Cashmere Hills tram, Christchurch, late 1900s


See earlier posts, and of course our books for more.

railroaders philatelic exposition, France, 1947, postcard


1976 Norton Commando 850 cc motorbike


Wallace Trickett posing on it who says: "The Mark 3 was the last of the Norton Viliers range, and they returned to the traditional Manx colours for it. Classed as 850 with electric start, it was actually 828 cc. A great machine; sadly the Japanese bikes were very competitive with the water cooled Suzuki, Kawasaki 900 and Honda Gold Wing all on the market. Only Triumph with the Bonneville and this one of Nortons were selling, and there were a few issues with it, but I do regret selling it."

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive, Cuba


With a load of sugar cane. Built in 1917 and numbered 1755; apparently it still exists unused.

Baldwin DT-6-6-2000


A Co-Co diesel-electric of which 45 were built between 1948 and 1950. Five units went to Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway, numbered 20-24.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

1937 Delahaye 135 cabriolet


Info and more pics

1952 AEC Regal IV 9821E


Seen in Christchurch -- when not stated.  This bus is preserved operational at the Ferrymead museum.  For more see earlier posts, and of course our books

Cottereau Motorcycles poster, 1905


It doesn't look a particularly comfortable position for the biker.  Cottereau, which also made cars, lasted from 1898 to 1911.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

vintage SNCB class 551 autorail


Extra info: 11.33 metres long, an autobus on rail equipped with a 6 cylinder motor, and a 4 speed gearbox. 

It had a single third class compartment consisting of 10 rows of 3 +2 seating places (one row only had a 2-seat) being 47 places in total. They were nicknamed "petit brossels" (little brushes).

traffic outside the Stettiner Bahnhof, Berlin, 1934


Another one-time terminal station that ceased to operate after WW2, see earlier.

packet post being loaded in a passenger train in the Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin, circa 1910


This terminal station ceased in the early post-WW2 years, a victim of the East-West division, see the earlier post.

big black Limousine bus in San Francisco


Being outside the Sts Peter and Paul Church in the Italian district we couldn't help being reminded of scenes in the Godfather movies :-)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

SNCB electric locomotive in snowy landscape graphic, 1964


Featuring a class 123 (later 23) BB type from the 1950s.

SNCF safety poster circa 1950


On the theme "a train passing one direction can hide one going in the other direction."  This features an ABJ autorail which were built by Renault between 1936 and 1949.

SNCB class BB29 electric loco


See earlier post. (SNCB pic)