Tuesday, February 26, 2019

trams outside the Mt Victoria tram tunnel in Wellington, circa 1917

Since the end of the trams in the early 1960s, this has been used by buses. One notes the the Red Cross of the ad on the front of the tram on the right.

For lots more, see the book Wellington Transport Memories.

by tram from Nice to Monaco

a postcard issued with an overprint by Kohlers chocolates.

the tram network in 1928

Most electric tram lines in the network around Nice were controlled by the Compagnie des Tramways de Nice et du Littoral (TNL) which in 1930 comprised 144 km of tracks (in standard gauge) and possessed a fleet of 183 powered cars and 96 trailers.

That was the peak year, however, and in January 1930 trams disappeared from Monaco.

Considering that it was easy to get a train the 21 km between the two places as it is today, the competition from the slower, if more fun trams didn't make much sense.

'books are much better for learning'

Hamburg tram at Landungsbrücke, circa 1940

The cars and the apparent lack of bomb damage suggests this is about 1940. See earlier posts.

1950 Austin Sheerline A125

1903 Holley

"A rare survivor from the brief foray into car making by the company better know for its carburettors."

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Queenstown NZ fast tourist launch 'Meteor II', early 1960s

The second of three such launches, the first was bought by Frank Haworth (who passed away in 2015, aged 92) in 1950, this in 1959 and a third, a hydrofoil, in the mid-1960s, which lasted until 1982.

1969 Cadillac Sedan De Ville

'I love reading a book outdoors'

1968 Chevrolet Camaro

1967 Triumph GT6

1967 Dodge Coronet

1965 Chrysler Cown Imperial Coupe

1938 Morris 8 Sports convertible

1934 Willys 77

Tasmanian Y class diesel with a log train, Australia

No date or location. A total of 8 of this Bo-Bo type were built between 1961 and 1971, based on an English Electric design, and with a prime mover output of just 800 hp (600 kW), it suggests this train is moving on level grade or downhill as it would need more power for a climb. This example, Y3, is now preserved in Launceton.


1937 (Jaguar) SS100

The first is real, the second is a replica.  For more on these see the book Alternative Drivestyles.

delivery or decoration?

Either way it will slow down available speed.

1958 Ford Fairlane

'I love the crafting that can go into books'

do it yourself garage hoist on the roadside

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Los Angeles streetcar at 5th and Figueroa, 1941

Unrecognizable now.

Ballarat trams, Australia, 1960s

The system in this Victorian city lasted until 1971 when it was replaced by buses -- except for a single electrified line along Wendouree Parade at Lake Wendouree to provide a tourist service.  Info