Saturday, October 24, 2020

ship 'Marechal Lyautey'

This was a French paquebot of the Compagnie de navigation Paquet launched in 1950 which provided the connection between Marseille and Casablanca, Morocco, and between Marseille and Dakar.
The 10,350 grt ship was placed in service in 1952.  After changes of ownership, it was eventually scapped in 1975.

someone didn't stop in time, Germany

1950 Henry J 2-door hardtop

Friday, October 23, 2020

1961 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina

1973 Tasman Championship poster art, Queensland, Australia


Iberia airline poster, Spain, 1948

Featuring a DC4.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy oil tanker train, early 1940s

Seen passing through Sheep Canyon, Wyoming, north of Greybull during World War II, led by a four-unit, 5400-hp set of FT diesel-electrics. A CB&Q publicity photo, courtesy of the Burlington Route Historical Society

'reading a real book is much better than a smartphone'


"U.S.R.C. 'Bear' in Alaskan Waters" art

"U.S.R.C. Bear in Alaskan Waters" by Paul McGehee. The most famous ship in U.S. Coast Guard history, the Bear was built in 1874. Built with 6" wooden planking she was the finest ship of her era for cutting through ice. She spent a decade working as a seal ship out of Newfoundland. In 1884 she was purchased by the U.S. government to become part of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, which later became the U.S. Coast Guard. The Bear first entered the pages of history in 1884 as the ship that got through the ice to save the few remaining survivors of the Greely Expedition party which had been trapped in the Arctic cold while charting the coast of Greenland.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

traffic at 7th and Broadway, L.A., 1950


Catalina beer promo art, Auckland

Presumably that's meant to be a Catalina flying boat.

'Town and Country Landscape' art, NZ, 1950s

By Marcus King (1891-1983), now in the collection of Te Papa.  This is a concoction of various typically NZ elements and is not a real scene.  It's unclear why he chose to depict what looks like a steam passenger train headed by a streamlined Ka or Kb in red and white.

Friday, October 16, 2020

the original Santa Fe station, Hutchinson, Kansas

"Hutchinson is a train station in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train. Hutchinson station was originally a Victorian structure built in 1897 that was replaced by a more contemporary brick depot in 1950. Both buildings were built and owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe." (wikipedia)

The station from 1950 is less interesting.

1960 Ford Parcel Delivery Van

Northern Pacific GP-9 heads a freight train through Vancouver, Washington, 1970

The existance of a Vancouver in Washington has undoubtedly caused confusion for train passengers with the well-known one in British Columbia, Canada, throughout the years.

Northern Pacific was one of the predecessor constituents of today's BNSF. The railroad had 176 GP-9's in its roster.

See earlier posts.

Monday, October 12, 2020

late 1940s Vauxhall 10 in Wellington, 1950

 Current view of the same location on Google Earth

For lots more, see the book Wellington: a capital century

Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher's record of 91 Formula One wins

'Getting to Formula One was the first step of the dream, and then it was emulating Ayrton (Senna),’ said Hamilton.

‘But Michael was just so far ahead, it was beyond my wildest dreams that I could be here today having equalled this record.’

Hamilton knew, when he was a boy and Schumacher was an automaton of success, that the German almost destroyed the sport with his relentless brilliance. Now, after 261 races in 14 seasons, Hamilton is level with him at the age of 35.

A seventh title beckons for the Briton after he moved 69 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with 11 of 17 rounds completed. Barring an unexpected turn, a century of wins awaits him on a silver salver.

1968 Leyland-Albion Super Clydesdale trucks