Sunday, September 29, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Swissair DC-3 poster art, 1937

A Swissair DC-3 is depicted flying over the cathedral of Z├╝rich. The airline was founded on 26 March 1931 after the merger of Astra and Balair. The legal name of the new company was Schweizerischer Luftverkehrs AG, but Swissair was chosen as the operating name. DC-3 airliners were delivered to Swissair in 1937. The first Swissair logo is painted on the fuselage.

1951 Morris Oxford

Auckland tram in Upper Symonds St at Khyber Pass, early 20th century

See earlier posts, and our books.

Alaska Railroad 4-6-2

The second of two built by Baldwin in 1941 and 1945 respectively, it was scrapped in Anchorage in the following decade.  More data here

An O scale model of #902 by Walthers.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Kitson steam loco for the tramway in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 1890s

No other info.  See earlier posts, however, of the steam tram-trains at Sumner. The United Services Hotel in the right background was built 1884-1885 and demolished in 1990.

1966 Holden HD

A photo that was probably taken not long after it was bought new.  Location not stated -- Taupo?

the SS 'Oronsay' liner (1924) Orient Line

Seen at Molde, Norway.  The maiden voyage of this 20,043 grt ship was on 7 February 1925, and her fate was being torpedoed by an Italian submarine off the coast of Liberia on 9 October 1942. 

Length was 659 ft (201 metres), propulsion was 2 screws powered by a steam turbine engine, enabling a maximum speed of 18 knots (33 km/h). Passenger capacity was 1,836 which may have been increased when used as a troopship.

Shift change at the lighthouse -- seriously?

Thanks to Cliff for sending this.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

NZ Shipping Company to UK via Panama poster

The company was British owned, see our books.  Age of this poster is unknown, 1950s?

Candian Pacific double header 'Pacific's, 1969

Lead unit here, #1286 was built by the Canadian Locomotive Company in 1948, a type 4-6-2, class G5d; the second unit, #1238 is classed G5c.

More info and pics here

Monday, September 23, 2019

Qantas De Havilland DHC-3

One of four DHC-3 aircraft built for Qantas by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada. It was built and registered in 1958 and sent for operations in Papua New Guinea. (State Library of Queensland photo)

More info and pics

container ship 'Berge Shari'

Built in 2016, seen in Wellington yesterday.

Gross Tonnage: 21,530
Deadweight: 34,534 tons
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 179.9 × 30.0 metres
Maximum speed: 11 knots

Jackie Stewart & Graham Hill at the 1965 German Grand Prix

From the Stiffspeed FB page

Sunday, September 22, 2019

steam tram in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 1923

"Rockhampton Council Tramways was a steam tram service [running on cape gauge] which was operated by Rockhampton City Council from 1909 until 1939 in the Central Queensland city, the only regional city in Queensland to have had a tram service. The line has since been rebuilt and is operated as a tourist attraction by the Archer Park Rail Museum." (State Library of Queensland pic)

'the bigger the book, the better'

1951 Ford F100