Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Cathedral Mountain on the Canadian Pacific art
the 'Bay Express' in the Manawatu Gorge, 1990s
The regular passenger train from Napier to Wellington ceased in 2001. The train may, however, be the only way of experiencing the gorge as recently, following yet another large slip closing the road, the government announced it is investigating alternative routes to this section of the State Highway.
traffic in Devon Street, New Plymouth, 1920s
Furness Cruise Ships art, 1950s
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Fell locomotives descend the Rimutaka Incline, October 1955
Just before the closure of the old Incline route. The locos were never turned and went up and down the incline facing the same way.
For lots more, see the book New Zealand 1950s Steam in Colour.
Renfe sleeping cars poster, Spain, 1974
chasing the crims by plane, 1913
a tram trundles down Symonds Street, Auckland, in March 1921
1930 Ford schoolbus in NZ
From the New Zealand Motor Journal of 25 November 1930; presumably it was included because it was new. The roll-up canvas for the rear windows indicates they weren't glazed. The standard NZED schoolbus livery in later years was red (lower) and cream (upper) so that may have been the case here.
formation of freight handlers at Utica on the New York Central, 1949
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Swedish Aerotransport company poster, 1930
Deutsche Reichsbahn poster, Germany, 1930s
Monday, September 25, 2017
a Prussian P8 ten wheeler at Horb am Neckar, Germany, 1968
Crossing the rail bridge over the Neckar River. In DB service this prolific series was denoted class 38. The second car behind the boxcar may be for parcels. See earlier posts.
Dutch passenger rail travel poster, 1939
"The Hummer H2 is arguably the car most responsible for causing General Motors’ most recent bankruptcy and subsequent government bailout. For some reason, GM executives believed what the American car market needed most was a $65,000 four-seater SUV with a fuel efficiency of a wallet-draining ten miles per gallon. As gas prices soared in the mid-2000s, people quit buying the gas guzzling Hummer H2s and its bigger brother the Hummer, and GM stock values plummeted."
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
'Imaginary Habour' art
the first Cook Strait roll-on, roll-off ferry 'Aramoana'
As those who have our books know, this ferry from 1962 caused a revolution in inter-island freight transport.
This postcard is from the 1970s, obvious from the 'lazy z' NZR logo which appeared in the early part of that decade. There is also another visual clue which those who have our books know.
For lots more, see the book Strait Crossing: the ferries of Cook Strait through time by Vic Young and the forthcoming book All at Sea by Emmanuel Makarios.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Vulcan steam locomotive in Malaysia stamp art
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Dutch railways poster, 1938
50 years of the 'Rheingold' medallion
This train, named after a Wagner opera, began in 1928, so presumably this item dates from 1978. As is shown it ran between Geneva and Amsterdam, including most of the Rhine. Info
Israel's Netanyahu and Egypt's Al-Sisi meet in New York
The meeting, on the sidelines of the UN, lasted for 90 minutes and was the first time they have met publicly although they met in secret twice last year. Al Sisi wants a solution to the decades old Palestinian issue and general Arab recognition of Israel. Story
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Renfe 1950s poster featuring a series 595 automotor (railcar)
A total of 50 of these two-car (one powered plus an unpowered trailer) were built by Fiat between 1952 and 1956. Info
Le Clou tires poster, 1900s
ships at Wellington wharves art
Monday, September 18, 2017
Mexican 3 ft gauge 2-8-0
A class G-033 built by Baldwin in 1921, seen in 1963, location not given. Info
1965 Holden HD ad
This model was made over 1965-1966. The pic is taken at Milsons Point in Sydney. Info
on the 'Monowai' in the Tasman Sea, circa 1960
This was a ship of the (NZ-owned) Union Steam Ship Company, whose trans-Tasman passenger services, like those of the Australian-owned Huddart Parker Line, succumbed to competition from the airlines in the early 1960s.
For lots more, see our maritime books, in particular the forthcoming All at Sea.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
DB electric loco advert, West Germany, 1968
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