Sunday, January 31, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Reading Railroad Alco RS-3's, 1950s
trolley bus in Cleveland, Ohio, 1936
"One of the more notable trolley coach operations was in Cleveland which started running the electric coaches in 1936 and ended operations in 1963. During this period it was a trolley coach fan's dream with Brills, Pullmans, St Louis' and Marmons running on frequent headway and the chance to see the only pre-war Twin Coach articulated trolley coach that was ever built.
"The first route instituted in Cleveland was the Hough line. It was the replacement for the 4.6 mile rail line. This trolley coach route started operation on March 1, 1936 under the Cleveland Railway Company (CRC). The line was to hold a special place in history as it was the first trolley coach line to actually enter a downtown area of a city with a million plus metropolitan population. This line required 20 cars to hold service and these were manufactured by Pullman and bore the fleet numbers of 900-919. An additional 8 cars were purchased in 1937 from Pullman (920-927) to handle the increased ridership on the line."
for some light relief: Germany tries cartoons to fight Muslim migrant rape epidemic
As if cartoons would make any difference to these subhumans... A video made in Canada for where the recently elected PM Trudeau wants to import another 250,000 of these Untermenschen. How does that make you feel, Canadians?
1937 Bedford WTL truck poster
Czechoslovak locomotive stamps, 1966
General Motors poster, Denmark, 1933
Finland is set to deport 20,000 of the 32,000 Muslim migrants from last year
“In principle we speak of about two-thirds, meaning approximately 65 percent of the 32,000 will get a negative decision (to their asylum application),” Paivi Nerg, the ministry’s administrative director told AFP.
|"Choose your weapon" -- if Germany wants to avoid big civil unrest because of the primitive and violent Muslim invaders, it needs to do the same as Finland. Article here|
cars in Travis Street, Sherman, Texas, late 1950s
a man cycles along a road with two goats on his back, Ethiopia
A delivery for a nearby harem, maybe...
Friday, January 29, 2016
production of the DeLorean car to resume after 34 years
After more than 30 years, the DeLorean Motor Company will resume production of the iconic 1982 model DeLorean, made famous by the "Back to the Future" film trilogy.
This marks the first time that the car will be manufactured in America,
The car company was previously prohibited from producing the famed model because the futuristic designs belonged to John DeLorean's estate and not the auto business, which went bankrupt in 1982.
de Havilland DH.114 Heron, Hawaii
As those who have the book The Aircraft of Air New Zealand and affiliates since 1940 know, the first deliveries of this model, first flown in 1950, were to NAC. A total of 150 were built; NAC disposed of its ones in 1957.
for some light relief: Israeli vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of being a spy
A vulture that flew into Lebanon from an Israeli nature reserve has been captured on suspicion of spying, according to local media reports.
Gamla Nature Reserve tracked the bird to near the southern Lebanese village of Bint Jbeil, which is just a few kilometers over the border from Israel -- then reports began trickling in that the bird was being held by locals who suspected it because it had Israeli tags and devices.
A series of pictures also surfaced: one of a vulture with Israeli tags and a rope tied around its leg; another of a transmitter on the same bird's back; and another of two men displaying the bird's massive wingspan.
Given the enthusiasm that Muslims have for decapitation, one suspects that was more likely the vulture's fate, particularly if it had Israeli tags.
cars outside the Humbolt University, Unter den Linden, East Berlin, 1980s
the Muslim issue could be trumps for Trump
Initially the Republican contender poll ratings for US President last year were about who was the most popular personality, which had Donald Trump in the lead. Then Ben Carson stole the limelight by saying that a Muslim would not make a suitable US President, and gained more by comparing Muslim migrants in Europe to rabid dogs. This closed the gap with Trump in the polls, briefly.
However, Trump regained the lead by proposing a complete ban on Muslim migrants in December following the Muslim terrorist shootings in Paris and San Bernardino - and numerous foiled Muslim plots since - and has maintained it.
Our feeling is that the policies of presently second placed and 'tea party' member Ted Cruz are simply too conservative to make him electable, while Trump's stances are quite populist; most importantly, dislike of Muslims in the US is very high and growing. With the US economy now in reasonable shape compared to 7 years ago, issues like this will dominate the campaign.
In the Democrat camp, Bernie Sanders is the counterpart to Cruz: simply too extreme to be electable.
The big question is, who out of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would win the top job?
Update -- Trump sticks it to Fox News
Trump made good on his promise and boycotted the Republican Presidential contenders debate. This isn't a surprise being that the real problem is that Fox News is controlled by Rupert Murdoch who is known for his open borders, unrestricted immigration viewpoint -- quite opposed to Trump's stance.
|the Fox News reporter who Trump had a falling out with, Megyn Kelly, second from left, with her boss, Rupert Murdoch next to her.|
West German 012 class
An 012 class, 4-6-2 'Pacific' type, is seen in May 1975 with a local train at Leer in Ostfriesland over the Emsland line in the direction of Rheine. The passenger cars are Silberlinge but the luggage van behind the tender is in the cream and dark teal livery then making its appearance on the DB.
This three-cylinder loco was built in 1940, weight 110 tonnes and top speed 140 km/h. The year 1975 was their last in service. (scanned from an old calendar, original credited to Udo Paulitz)
in New York a Muslim Uber driver refuses a pregnant passenger because of service dog, then beats the dog
It's well-known that Muslims don't like dogs; a picture below taken in London a year or so back confirms that. Perhaps that's because dogs are more intelligent and civilized than they are?
Thursday, January 28, 2016
1939 Plymouth promo postcard
1939 Nash ads
Union Line poster, NZ, late 1930s
innovative metro station design, Portugal
Olaias station on the Lisbon Metro’s Red Line, the city's most recently built, opened in 1998.
Maserati 250F racing car art
The full caption reads "Fangio in the Maserati 250F speeding through the tunnel with Tony Brooks in the Vanwall in hot pursuit". Artist not stated.
WW1 recruitment poster a century ago
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
tram at Wynyard station, Sydney, circa 1957
Platforms 1 and 2 at Wynyard Station were for trams from the opening of the station (and the Harbour Bridge) in 1932 until the trams ceased running here in 1958. The platforms were then walled off from the rest of the station and the space was used for underground car parks. A pic of the former tram tunnel is here
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