Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

1939 Cadillac Fleetwood Series Sixty-Special

(Musée de Cadillac)

1975 Mercury Grand Marquis

Northern Pacific steam in Montana art

"March 7, 1941, at the Jack Smith Crossing in Montana, Engine 5108 Challenger crosses the open range heading to Livingston. Mount Livingston can be seen in the background.

"Pictured is the 4-6-6-4 Northern Pacific 5108 Challenger, 14 car Army recruit special for Fort Lewis." A painting by Jim Jordan -- website

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dutch Mat '34 diesel multiple unit art

Also known as DE3 class, these first Dutch diesel trains consisted of 40 three-car sets which had a gray rather than green main body color used on the electric sets.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

old portal in the mountainside, Greece

At first glance it may look like an abandoned railway portal, but this predates the railway age by quite a long way. The approach gradient would be too steep anyway, at least for a normal adhesion railway. Nevertheless, the whole scene should be inspirational for modelers!

A picture of the Acrocorinth Fortifications, circa 1900.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

1953 Chrysler New Yorker

With a Hemi engine.  The two front doors have a M.A.S.H. sign -- Mobile Army Surgical Hospital -- as used in the Korean War of 1950-1953 -- see our book.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Santa Fe 'Super Chief' over Raton Pass art, 1950s

There has recently been doubt over the continuation of the route for Amtrak's Southwest Chief (L.A. - Chicago) in northern New Mexico, but that now seems to have been resolved according to this article

LMS Peak District rail travel poster, 1930s(?)

The Peak District National Park covers 1,437 km² in central England.

Friday, September 14, 2018

1936 Chevrolet convertible

1933 Greyhound bus ad

Most likely the depiction is of a Yellow Coach (see earlier).  Below is a postcard of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair tractor-trailer bus mentioned in the ad.

Friday, September 7, 2018