Friday, May 31, 2019
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, funicular, 1950s
It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) long from St. Elmo at its base to the summit of the mountain. It is claimed to be the steepest cable incline in the world, reaching a 72.7 percent gradient at one point. It is standard gauge, powered by two 100 hp winches developed by the Otis Elevator Company, and single track, except for a passing loop in the middle, allowing both counter-balanced trains to operate simultaneously.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
1972 Datsun 240Z
1967 Bedford SB3 bus
traffic on Lambton Quay by the Midland Hotel, Wellington, late 1930s
A colorized tourist slide that was considered for, but not used in the book Wellington Transport Memories. The State Fire Insurance building in the background was fairly new at the time, but was demolished and replaced with a high rise in the 1980s.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
'Retired Morris Truck' art
Tatra tram in Ukraine forest Fall colors
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Ab x 2 in Christchurch, NZ, 1950
NZR photo taken by staff photographer J. F. Le Cren. For lots more, see our books.
Danish 2-6-0 tank loco
It seems to be an HV3 class delivered to non-state lines in 1928-1929, seen here in Helsing¢r with presumably an excursion train.
It could be the same loco which is now part of the roster of the Bryrups-Vrads railway (see previous post).
Monday, May 27, 2019
a line of bullock powered cabs in Madeira, Portugal, early 20th century
27 May -- U.S. Memorial Day
This day is to honor armed services personnel killed on duty through history. This poster is from WW2.
Star Wars steam power?
Sci-Fi and traditional terrestrial themes get combined in this painting by American artist David Tutwiler.
Veteranbanen Bryrup - Vrads, Denmark
This museum railway is run, like the many others in the world, by a group of enthusiasts who try to preserve the old railway equipment, buildings and facilities, and to maintain veteran railway operations.
The track is an approximately 5 km stretch of the old Horsens-Bryrup-Silkeborg Railway, rightly called "Denmark's Most Beautiful Railway" which was closed in 1968. But some of it remains with this trip which goes from Bryrup through a forest area past the lakes Kvindsø, Kulsø and Snabe Igelsø to Vrad station. (See this post from 2010).
The timetable can be found here. Ticket prices and reservation can be found here.
"At Vrads Station you can enjoy delicious ice cream from the ice cream house, drink coffee and eat freshly baked cakes on the platform or sit in the fine old rooms and enjoy nice food made especially for you by the best ingredients." The website is here.
Sunday, May 26, 2019
New York shipping, early 20th century
1962 Prince Miler
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
A woman drives 10 months through 14 countries in 60-year-old Morris Minor to honour dad's memory
From Aberdeen to Capetown... We thought those who have the book The New Zealand Morris Minor Story would appreciate this.
Story and video on the TV One website.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
SNCB class 20 electric, Belgium
Seen near Leignon. A total of 25 of this Co-Co type were built between 1975 and 1977. They had a 5150 kW output (continuous rating) and were the most powerful in Belgium for over 30 years.. All have now been scrapped. More
northbound passenger train at Manarola, Italy
In a particularly scenic area on the Italian riviera known as the Cinque Terre and this pic near sunset is taken from another headland at the location shown below.
train passengers in NZ, 1950s, art
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
1954 Moskvitch 422
The Soviet version of the American and European 'woody' van. More pics
Horseshoe Curve, Arizona, 1920s
On the Phoenix-Globe Highway. The cars look like they have been hand-drawn on. It's probably a scene on what is now Highway 88, and it doesn't look much different today.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Canadian Pacific hopper train east of Banff, BC
passenger liner in Algeciras, Spain
freight train, Brazil
The locos look like SD40-2 for the 1600 mm broad gauge lines.
Monday, May 20, 2019
flatbed trailers in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1900s
All designed to be pulled by literal horsepower. It looks like they are intended for a market in the Plads (square).
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
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