In a literal sense -- this was one of the layouts on display at the Model Railex in Taita near Wellington last weekend. It looks to be an OO9 scale and based on a Welsh prototype scene.
Friday, November 30, 2018
Well, not really: it was a realistic lifesize puppet created by Greenpeace to promote arctic environmental awareness.
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
A total of 17 of these Bo-Bo type were built by Frichs of Denmark and entered service over 1958–1960. The original Frichs V8 diesel engines proved unreliable and the locomotives were rebuilt with Maybach-Mercedes V12 engines rated at 491 hp during 1969–1971.
Maximum speed: 90 km/h (56 mph)
Length: 12.49 metres
Weight: 52.1 tonnes
Weight: 52.1 tonnes
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Le Bled is likely Marrakesh, 220 km (137 miles) from Casablanca.
Presumably roof class wasn't free but cheaper than saloon class.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
A photo by Mark Cole of the Taihape, NZ, railyard in 1978 with a couple of then relatively new Dx class in their original yellow and orange livery in the centre-right.
Several changes have happened in the meantime.
This pic was intended for a now abandoned guidebook on the North Island Main Trunk, but there are other NZ railway books available.
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Monday, November 19, 2018
Only 345 Swedish Kronor ($US 38) for a package price? Well, it's a pamphlet from 1986 in our collection, so adjustments for inflation are needed. The 14 day Inlandsbanan card now costs SEK 2,000 or $US 224.
The Inlandsbanan runs 1,363 km up the centre of Sweden from Kristinehamn to Gallivare (also a station on the Malmbanan -- see earlier) and needs two full days of travel, involving an overnight stop at Ostersund. In 1986 it was run by the SJ (state railway) but seems to be privately operated now.
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By Walter Armiger Bowring, and now in NZ's National Collection of War Art.
For lots more on this and many other WW1 ships, see the book Voyage to Gallipoli
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