Saturday, September 19, 2020

Handley Page Dart Herald advert, 1959


From a commercial viwpoint it was not a successful model and after the prototype in 1955 only 50 of these twin turboprop aircraft were produced by Handley Page of Reading, England, between 1959 and 1968 -- info

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Thursday, September 10, 2020

trams and trolleys in the Christchurch barn, 1932

Four of the 3-axle English Electric trolley buses are visible as are several trams.  For more, see earlier posts and our books.

red Oregon sky over a UPS van

This pic was posted on social media which resulted in a lot of questions about its authenticity -- but it seems that although the vibrance was enhanced, the color is real -- an analysis by Snopes is here

Monday, September 7, 2020

tram on Kent Terrace, Wellington, circa 1911

About 150 metres further along south from the previous post; this shows the big Queen Victoria statue which was moved here from Post Office Square in 1911 and where it still is -- article

The road number of the tram looks like 76.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

trams on Kent Terrace, Wellington, circa 1924

The De Luxe theatre at left was opened in 1924; it still stands as a cinema. No tram tracks were laid along Cambridge Terrace at right.  It's not clear what that little phone-booth-like structure was for -- a shelter for traffic policemen in wet weather?

For lots more see the books Wellington: a capital century and Wellington Transport Memories.

'a real book and a big cup of coffee are the ideal way to start the day'

historic Cottbus trams, Germany

The Spremberger Turm (Tower) is a city landmark.

On the left is the start of the Stadtpromenade along which trams still run but it seems that the tracks have been removed from the Spremberger Strasse in the background.

The lead car here looks to be a rebuild of an original open platform 2-axle car from the beginning (see below). This photo was taken on the 50th anniversary of the tram system in 1953.

Motorised car and trailer in Berliner Strasse, 1950s

This city with a present population of about 100,000 has a 20.1 km tram network in metre gauge which was opened in 1903 and electrically operated from the outset.

These postcard views cover up to and include the DDR era.

More info.

traffic on State Street, Chicago, early 20th century

1971 Ford Falcon (Australia)

NZ Classic Car article on Ford Falcons at the Mt Panorama, Bathurst races in Australia here.