Friday, November 22, 2019

Naumburg tram in DDR days, Germany

A metre gauge system of only 2.9 km in length. Steam trams began on 15 September 1892 and the line was electrified in 1907. This car of the 'Lindner' type with 24 seating places dates from 1928 and was renovated from 1989 bis 2016. Website

India's first electric train - from Bombay VT to Kurla

On 3 February 1925 the first Electric Multiple Unit service with 4-cars, manufactured by Cammell Laird and Uerdingenwagonfabrik, was flagged off by Bombay Governor Sir Leslie Orme Wilson.

The first service ran from the then Bombay VT (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai) to Coorla (now Kurla) on harbour line.  (Source)

1940 Dodge Milk Truck Rat Rod

Something that should attract attention!  Source with info and more pics

For some NZ equivalents, see the book Alternative Drivestyles

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Malaysian tram stamps, 2015

The last picture is of a locomotive-hauled train, not actually a DMU, however, it could be of the push-pull type where there is a driving cab at the end of the last car which is used when travelling in the opposite direction.  These are common in Europe.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

IVS 'Phinda' loading logs in Picton NZ

Seen last week. Quite a few IVS bulk carriers visit NZ. Most are named after birds, so presumably phinda is a type of bird.

More photos of this 180 metre long, 23,224 grt ship from 2014 are here

1946 Austin 10

Used to advertise a restaurant in central Christchurch.

1931 Auburn in the Mojave desert, California

Probably taken when near new. (L.A. Public Library)

Saturday, November 16, 2019

traffic in Dee Street, Invercargill, late 1930s

Including a couple of trams in the centre. See earlier posts.

tram on Colombo Street, Christchurch, 1940s

'Hokuyo Maru' medium coastal freighter art, Japan

A 368 ft long (112 metre), 4,739-ton passenger-cargo ship built in 1937 which served the Far East until WW2, when she became a Naval Miscellaneous Auxiliary Ship. She was carrying cement bags when she was torpedoed to the sea floor during Operation Hailstone.


steam train passes through Jessheim, Norway, 1930s?

About 40 km north-east of Oslo, today electrified. The station dates from 1854.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

LA streetcar, 1963

An LAMTA PCC car, eastbound on 7th Street at Spring Street in February 1963. (Alan Weeks pic /Metro Archive)

0-6-4T steam loco, South Africa

A total 195 of the B class 0-6-4T's were built between 1893 and 1899.  The South African government gold mine near Benoni on the Witwatersrand operated some old Netherlands-South African railway Company (NZASM) B class locos into the early 1970s.