Monday, April 29, 2019

1929 Duesenberg J 111 LeBaron Phaeton


New York Central steam express 'street railway', 1936

A New York Central Mercury in Syracuse, NY. From the Imbued with Hues FB page.

Wikipedia infoMercury was the name used by the New York Central Railroad for a family of daytime streamliner passenger trains operating between midwestern cities. The Mercury train sets were designed by the noted industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss, and are considered a prime example of Art Deco design. The success of the Mercury led to Dreyfuss getting the commission for the 1938 redesign of the NYC's flagship, the 20th Century Limited, one of the most famous trains in America.
The first Mercury, operating on a daily roundtrip between Cleveland and Detroit, was introduced on July 15, 1936. The Chicago Mercury, between Chicago and Detroit, and the Cincinnati Mercury, between Cincinnati and Detroit, followed. The Mercurys lasted until the 1950s, with the final survivor, the original Cleveland Mercury, making its last run on July 11, 1959.[6]
A fourth train, the James Whitcomb Riley between Chicago and Cincinnati, used the same design for its train sets and is considered part of the Mercury family, although it did not bear the Mercury name. The Riley debuted in 1941 and lasted into the Amtrak era, though no longer a streamliner.

Canadian National's 'Super-Continental' train in Jasper National Park

This train ran from 1955 until 1977, when Via Rail took over and ran it until it was cancelled in 1981. Service was restored in 1985 but was again eliminated in 1990. The original CN train had a Montreal–Ottawa–Toronto-Winnipeg–Saskatoon–Edmonton–Jasper–Vancouver route with daily service.

move house with the NSW Government Railways advert

From the look of it, mid to late 1920s with the graphic depicting a 36 class 4-6-0 introduced in 1925.  The ad makes some very confident claims, you'd think..

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Burlington Zephyr exhibition poster 1934

See the earlier post on the introduction this year.

'I want to learn useful things in a proper book'

Canadian Pacific class A2m 4-4-0 steamer

This was built in 1883 by the Rogers Locomotive Works in Patterson, New Jersey, for the Canadian Pacific Railway as number 140 and used for both passenger and freight service. In 1907, it was renumbered 196 and classified as A5h and 5 years later renumbered again 115; the following year, 1914, it was given the final number of 136 and re-classified as class A2m.

The locomotive was withdrawn from Canadian Pacific's roster in 1960 and remains in operating condition at the South Simcoe Railway in Tottenham, Ontario.  The pic above has no date but from the guys leaning out of windows, was probably on a fan trip.

1991 Mitsubishi V3000

An executive sedan as used by the former NZ Ministry of Transport. The following year in 1992 this traffic cop operation was merged into the Police. (111Emergency pic)

1919 Scania-Vabis ambulance

The extent of the info -- taken on a museum railway in Sweden?

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Landau

1953 Bentley R type

1934 Plymouth 6 convertible

1940 Scania-Vabis fire engine and wrecker


1935 Chevrolet Junior Coupe

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

new music video dedicated to unloved cars, California

Pennsylvania Railroad art featuring a GG1 electric, 1948

This was on a PRR calendar of that year. See earlier posts on the GG1.

traffic cop fixes the traffic light, Christchurch, 1973

On his Hillman Hunter.  That couldn't be done today -- Occupational Safety and Health would require an approved ladder be used, the worker would have to wear a hi-viz vest, traffic cones would need to be laid out around the corner, a flashing sign would need to be positioned 100 metres in advance of the corner....

1954 Plymouth brochure cover

"Now, ladies, why don't we go back to my place for some fun?"
"I thought you would have a limo!"
"And a chauffeur!"

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

the 'Sydney Mail' train at Spring Bluff near Toowoomba, circa 1910

From the look of it, a PB15 4-6-0 in front. In those days the break of gauge meant this consist only made it to the Qld/NSW border at Wallangara where it was 'all change' to the other platform to continue into NSW.  Spring Bluff station still exists and in fact is one of the most beautified in Australia, see here

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad yard layout

Part of a series of railroad posters produced by EMD to feature its customers in the 1950s.