Tuesday, June 30, 2020
German tram conductress postcard, 1943
Monday, June 29, 2020
early Danish postal steam train drawing
1952 Austin A35
Russian bubble car drawing, 1946
1950 Fiat 1400
ships in Wellington Harbour, late 19th century art
Sunday, June 28, 2020
cars at Nelson airport in 1962
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Wellington tram on Waterloo Quay, 1949
A tram from Brooklyn nears its destination of the Railway Station out of sight to the left. Three goods wagons are on the railway sidings across the road. These sidings were later shortened and no longer reach this area.
trolley in Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1953
"The picture is from 1953, and shows Hamilton Street, from Penn Street down toward the railroad stations. At that time we still had two stations" read the rest (see also the earlier posts).
1981 Dassault Falcon 50 trijet
One of 352 built between 1976-2008 most of which were bought by corporates and by 4 air forces -- more info
electric tram in Parnell Road, Auckland, 1900s
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Shaw Savill's SS 'Gothic' (1947)
This 15,902 grt ship was designated a royal yacht from 1952 to 1954; eventually scrapping took place in 1969. More info
Leuchtturm Dornbusch on the island of Hiddensee in DDR days
Yes, those are DDR border guards patrolling to prevent citizens from escaping the freedom of the workers' paradise to the slavery of the capitalist west. The 28-metre tall lighthouse, now painted white with a red top, was put in operation in 1888; the beam shines for 45 km over the Ostsee (Baltic). It can be visited. More info
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
trams and Ikarus 55 tour bus in Leninplatz, East Berlin
As it was called in DDR days, after reunification renamed Platz der Vereinten Nationen (United Nations Place). The giant statue of Lenin was removed in the early 1990s (a helicopter transporting the head away was a scene in the movie Goodbye Lenin).
Info on the bus
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Hanomag Garant truck advertisement, circa 1960
A poster by the French subsidiary, although the business was based in Hannover, Germany. This model first appeared in 1959 with a 65 hp diesel motor -- info
Monday, June 22, 2020
1967 Checker Marathon
"No other car looks like, is built like, rides like" -- which may have been claims hard to challenge, but not necessarily positive ones...
Sunday, June 21, 2020
1950s trolleybus in Dunedin
Saturday, June 20, 2020
1935 Hoffman X8 sedan
The was a one-off and the engine was in the shape of an X. More info and pics (These pics by Abel Ardo)
tug 'James O'Brien'
It has an Atlas Imperial diesel engine driving a 68"x 56" propeller. Speed: 8 Knots @ 250 rpm.
Friday, June 19, 2020
1914 Detroit Electric Car
The reasons they didn't develop popularity against internal combustion engines were basically the same as now -- cost and limited battery range.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Avro 689 Tudor 2 advertisement art, 1946
"The Avro Type 688 Tudor was a British piston-engined airliner based on Avro's four-engine Lincoln bomber, itself a descendant of the famous Lancaster heavy bomber, and was Britain's first pressurised airliner. Customers saw the aircraft as little more than a pressurised DC-4 Skymaster, and few orders were forthcoming [38 were built over 1945–1949], important customers preferring to buy US aircraft. The tailwheel undercarriage layout was also dated and a disadvantage."
The particular aircraft depicted in the art, G-AGSU, actually crashed the following year -- a summary account is here
Brooklyn Mass Transit 3-car Q set from 1938, New York
Seen approaching the Seneca Avenue station in 1962.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
beer truck graphic art, Brussels, Belgium, circa 1930
Monday, June 15, 2020
Baltimore & Ohio 4-8-2 from 1942
Number 5579 (T-3b class) with a heavy passenger train travels over what appears to be Sand Patch on the Pittsburgh Division during the 1950s. (Bill Price photo)
Sunday, June 14, 2020
tram train in Vienna
A motorised type MH tramcar hauling wagons with ballast in September 1979. (source)
a Ww 4-6-4T with a mixed train approaches Pitcaithly's station, Hutt Valley, Wellington, circa 1920
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