Oil on canvas panel, 12 x 24". Signed prints are available from the artist, Wallace W. Trickett and the original is also for sale.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
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Existing railway lines in black, proposed in white; unsurprisingly, not all of them were realised -- see the book Railway Electrification in Australia and New Zealand for more.
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Friday, March 30, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
In readiness for another run to Arthur's Pass.
For lots more, see the book New Zealand 1950s steam in colour.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The first photo was taken in 1959 at the top of William Street showing Darlinghurst Road on the left and Bayswater Road intersecting not far from it. The building with "Time for a Capstan [cigarette]" on the top still exists, but the others have since been replaced.
The second, taken only 50 or so metres to the left, dates from 1960 and gives a clear view of Bayswater Road with a tram having entered the intersection that has come from Rushcutters Bay. (Alistair Paterson pics)
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Monday, March 26, 2018
This pair of photos was taken by the Upper Hutt City Council in 1965 looking south to the railway station that was built in 1955 accompanying electrification to that point. A new station was opened 60 years later.
In the background is the General Motors assembly plant which, like the rest of the NZ motor vehicle assembly industry, closed in the 1990s.
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Seen at the Clyde Quay wharf in Wellington in the 1900s and in Picton.
This was built by David J. Dunlop & Co. of Port Glasgow, Scotland, in 1896 as a cable layer and was also used as a government yacht. In 1931 she was partially stripped and scuttled off Wellington Heads in Cook Strait.
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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
The gendarme helped bring an end to a gunman's shooting spree that killed three in southern France.
The gunman - 25-year-old Redouane Lakdim - said he had been acting on behalf of the Islamic State group.
He was shot dead by French police after mounting three separate attacks.
Lakdim is said to have been demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam, the most important surviving suspect in the 13 November 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris, which killed 130 people.
One person - believed to be Lakdim's partner - has been arrested in connection with the shootings.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
This was a one-off 2-6-6-0T built in 1906 as an experimental more powerful locomotive to operate on the Rimutaka Incline than the existing H class Fell engines. It was more powerful than an H but used a lot more coal and was unpopular with crews.
In 1917 it was withdrawn from service and later scrapped. More
|A portrait of E66 taken by Percy Godber at the Petone workshops where it was built in 1906.|
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
On the side it states 80,000 lbs capacity and a light weight of 12,900 lbs.
Procor is a Canadian freight car leasing company founded in 1952 and based in Oakville, Ontario. Since 2002 it has not manufactured any freight cars, instead it sources from its parent Union Tank Car's plants in Alexandria, Louisiana and Sheldon, Texas.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The company bought the Naltagua hacienda and more than 120 mining properties that covered a strip about 1 kilometer wide and 7 kilometers long south of the El Monte railway station from Santiago to San Antonio, which at that time only reached Melipilla.
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