Thursday, January 31, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Another excellent Malcolm Root painting. Source
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Actually it wasn't quite a mile long: this original wooden bridge measured 4,740 feet (1,440 metres) in length and was 30 feet (9.1 m) in width. It was supported by 3,865 wooden piles driven deep into the bottom of the river.
"As the end of the era of trolley cars rolled in, automobiles took over and the wooden bridge was not effective anymore. Lovell sold the bridge to the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway. By 1930, the structure began to show the strain of the years of shifting sands, ice floes and heavy traffic. New Hampshire was faced with making plans for a modernized structure to replace the wooden bridge. The current bridge opened in 1949." (wikipedia)
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This system has operated since 1904; standard gauge, presently it has an 18.7 km system length. "...along with the larger Gothenburg tram network, Norrköping is one of only two city-centre tramways in Sweden that survived the switch to right-hand traffic in 1967, which led to the replacement of most Swedish tramways with buses to reduce the cost of replacing their now-unusable fleets."
Those Israeli flags visible suggest an event was happening involving Israel. With the number of Muslims that have since migrated to Sweden, you wonder how long they would last nowadays.
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Monday, January 28, 2019
Length overall: 74.5 metres; width: 11.3 metres; draft: 4 metres; Engine: 8 cylinder Lang Eng Wks; Engine Output: 1000 bhp; Speed: 11.5 knots.
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Sunday, January 27, 2019
With a then relatively new GE Dash 8-40B on the point, a Bo-Bo type of which 151 were produced over 1988-1989. Info
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One of 20 the Southern Pacific received, seen in 1958. Powered by an EMD 567B 8-cylinder engine, for a total of 800 hp (600 kW), a A total of 309 of this Bo-Bo type model were built for U.S. railroads and 65 for Canadian railroads over 1950-1954. Starting in October 1953 a number of SW8s were built with either the 567BC or 567C engine,
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Saturday, January 26, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
This pic shows an autorail Billard from 1938 previously used on the CdF de Provence (see earlier posts) and withdrawn in 1969.
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The only electric railway in Cuba. This scene is on the outskirts of Havana and the line serves a place called Hershey named after the chocolate entrepreneur who obtained sugar from the area. In an episode of Extreme Railways with Chris Tarrant he took a trip on this railway, a rather intrepid experience!
See earlier posts.
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