Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico GP35 with a passenger train, 1974

"Before arriving at Benjamin Mendez, Coahuila." A total 55 GP35 units went to the FNdeM.  More

1924-1927 Delage GL

'yes, I thought it was a transpress nz book'

1936 Ford Coupe

Hockenheim race poster, Germany, 1932

Kalashnikov Concern rivals Tesla with its own retro electric car

Kalashnikov Concern, a Russian defense manufacturing company, has presented an electric concept car CV-1, one of a few Russian electric vehicles. Usually, Kalashnikov produces items and vehicles for the military, but CV-1 has a wider audience.

“Kalashnikov plans to rival the heading electric car producers, including Tesla,” the company representatives claim. CV-1 is equipped with a 90-kilowatt-hour battery; its power can reach 500 kilowatts and the range is 350 kilometers.

At present, they have presented only a concept which looks nothing like Tesla and very familiar to everyone who lives in Russia. The bodywork is based in an old Soviet car, IJ- 21252, which now looks very retro.

Moscow SVARZ TS-1 articulated trolley bus, 1959

"The SVARZ TS or TS-1, the first Soviet articulated trolleybus, appeared in mid 1959. Despite this giant trolleybus being designed to accommodate 160 passengers, it often was used to transport double this number during Moscow rush hours." The original press release said it could seat 200.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

1927 Leyland Lion bus

1917 Buick advert

750 mm gauge Mallet steamer, East Germany

In German notation a B'B' type or in English notation an 0-4-0+0-4-0 tank loco. Originally it was built for the Königlich Sächsische Staatseisenbahnen (Royal Saxon State Railway) by Hartmann in 1912 and absorbed into the DR (Reichseisenbahnen des Deutschen Reiches) roster in 1920 (which was renamed DRG - Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft in 1924).

In 1964 it was substantially rebuilt by the Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk or RAW in Görlitz.  In 1970 it received the road number 99 1585-1.  It was withdrawn at Nossen in 1992 and went to the Museumsbahn Schönheide as 99 585.

If the goods wagons look as big as the loco it will be because they are standard gauge and put on 750 mm gauge flat cars for that part of their journey.

Monday, August 27, 2018

1916 Crane-Simplex

Soviet LK series trolley bus, Moscow, 1933

The first of the Soviet-built LK series trolleybuses which appeared in November 1933, named after Politburo member Lazar Kaganovich. "It was a dangerous and unreliable vehicle, quickly replaced by more advanced YaTB vehicles."

German push-pull diesel passenger train near Blumenberg

Or Wendezug as it is called in German. When the train gets to the last station, the driver just changes ends and in this case goes into the locomotive.

Blumenberg translates as flower hill which seem to be mostly wildflowers in this view.

LMS 4-6-0 art

"London, Midland and Scottish Railway Twelve Noon", London (St Pancras) to Glasgow Express, hauled by 4–6–0 locomotive No.1075, oil on canvas by R. B. Hugill (active 1934–1974) now in the British National Railway Museum

Sunday, August 26, 2018

1952 Allard Palm Beach

In what looks like the grounds of Windsor Castle.  Info

'would you like to read my book with me?'

1964 Volvo 122 and a Morrie in Malmö, Sweden

railway tracks and equipment in Smolensk, Russia, 1941

Taken by a Wehrmacht photographer after the Germans had captured the city. The first photo indicates that a lot of it was destroyed.

1963 Studebaker Avanti ad

See the earlier post.

BUT bus in Queen Street, Auckland, 1971

In the days when Auckland's buses were not only green in colour, but in regard to emissions.  For more, see earlier posts and our books. (John Ward pic)

bus outside the Palace of Industry, Kharkiv, Ukraine, circa 1928

"The Gosprom or Derzhprom building is a constructivist structure located in Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Its name is an abbreviation of two words that, taken together, mean State Industry. In English the structure is known as the State Industry Building or the Palace of Industry."

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Polish 2-8-0

Tr12 25, the only survivor of 142 Polish examples built in the 1920s, with a goods train near Chabowka.  Info

1930 Chrysler 66

freight train on viaduct graphic art, Israel, 1970

Produced for the opening of the the Dimona Oron railway.  A stamp was also issued:-

"A railway that was constructed to link Beersheba and Eilat in the south of Israel includes a section connecting Dimonah and the phosphate plant at Oron. The entire line was assembled in parts over the years and this stamp was issued in 1970 as a tribute to the inauguration of the Dimonah-Oron section that year.

"The stamp emphasizes the development of transportation in the desert region of southern Israel. It combines a depiction of a camel -- once the only form of transportation through the arid land -- with a train that crosses the rapidly inhabited and cultivated region. The tab shows the symbol of Israel's train authority, Rakevet Israel." (Israel Philatelic Foundation)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

brick Volvo

fishing vessel in Brodick Bay, Scotland, 1950s

Showing the Goat Fell peak (874 metres or 2,866 ft). A British Railways poster, although getting there would require a ferry trip as it is on an island in the Firth of Clyde.

London Midland Scotland (LMS) Stanier Class 8F 2-8-0

Seen in British Railways days with a coal train, location and date not stated.   Info

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

metre gauge Tatra trams in Arad, Romania

No date, but likely in the Communist era. See earlier post.

has he found me a transpress nz book?'

ships in Esbjerg Havn, Denmark, 2014

The country's main North Sea port (via Luftfotos Danmark).

London Underground train graphic art, 1938

In fact that year's tube stock didn't look like that, it looked like that in the first picture below.  The artist was influenced by the experimental streamlined 1935 Stock, second pic below -- Info

There was also the Czechoslovak Strela train with similar styling that had appeared in 1936 (see this previous post).