Friday, May 31, 2019
It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) long from St. Elmo at its base to the summit of the mountain. It is claimed to be the steepest cable incline in the world, reaching a 72.7 percent gradient at one point. It is standard gauge, powered by two 100 hp winches developed by the Otis Elevator Company, and single track, except for a passing loop in the middle, allowing both counter-balanced trains to operate simultaneously.
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
A colorized tourist slide that was considered for, but not used in the book Wellington Transport Memories. The State Fire Insurance building in the background was fairly new at the time, but was demolished and replaced with a high rise in the 1980s.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Monday, May 27, 2019
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This museum railway is run, like the many others in the world, by a group of enthusiasts who try to preserve the old railway equipment, buildings and facilities, and to maintain veteran railway operations.
The track is an approximately 5 km stretch of the old Horsens-Bryrup-Silkeborg Railway, rightly called "Denmark's Most Beautiful Railway" which was closed in 1968. But some of it remains with this trip which goes from Bryrup through a forest area past the lakes Kvindsø, Kulsø and Snabe Igelsø to Vrad station. (See this post from 2010).
The timetable can be found here. Ticket prices and reservation can be found here.
"At Vrads Station you can enjoy delicious ice cream from the ice cream house, drink coffee and eat freshly baked cakes on the platform or sit in the fine old rooms and enjoy nice food made especially for you by the best ingredients." The website is here.
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Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Friday, May 24, 2019
From Aberdeen to Capetown... We thought those who have the book The New Zealand Morris Minor Story would appreciate this.
Story and video on the TV One website.
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