Saturday, October 31, 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

SBB boxcar ad, Switzerland, 1959

"Always at your service."

 Like most railways at that time it was still advertising for Stückgüter (piece goods).  

Alsthom/Sulzer Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives in Tunisia, 1950s

"The metre gauge 270 mile [434 km] Sfax - Gafsa Railway ordered seventeen Sulzer powered Alsthom built Bo-Bo diesel electric locomotives after World War II, with delivery beginning during 1950. The locomotives were numbered 201 - 217.

Compagnie des Phosphates et du Chemin de Fer de Gafsa (1.000 mm gauge): 201-217 Bo-Bo from Alsthom - 1950 (1966 to SNCFT 040 DF 201-217)"

Santa Fe 2-10-4

Built by Baldwin, seen at Ricardo NM in 1943. The 'Texas' type first saw use on the Texas & Pacific in 1925 and several roads used the 2-10-4 in freight service until the 1950's. (Jack Delano pic)


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

double decker bus from Karori, Wellington to Barking, England, 1971

A distance of about 20,000 km.  Of course it was a charity ride bus imported by the Wellington South Lions Club, seen in Beauchamp Street with Kaori Road behind.

Lockheed Lodestar at Paraparaumu airport

Of NAC. A pic taken in November 1949. For details, see the book The Aircraft of Air New Zealand and affiliates since 1940

Saturday, October 24, 2020

ship 'Marechal Lyautey'

This was a French paquebot of the Compagnie de navigation Paquet launched in 1950 which provided the connection between Marseille and Casablanca, Morocco, and between Marseille and Dakar.
The 10,350 grt ship was placed in service in 1952.  After changes of ownership, it was eventually scapped in 1975.

someone didn't stop in time, Germany

1950 Henry J 2-door hardtop

Friday, October 23, 2020

1961 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina

1973 Tasman Championship poster art, Queensland, Australia


Iberia airline poster, Spain, 1948

Featuring a DC4.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy oil tanker train, early 1940s

Seen passing through Sheep Canyon, Wyoming, north of Greybull during World War II, led by a four-unit, 5400-hp set of FT diesel-electrics. A CB&Q publicity photo, courtesy of the Burlington Route Historical Society

'reading a real book is much better than a smartphone'


"U.S.R.C. 'Bear' in Alaskan Waters" art

"U.S.R.C. Bear in Alaskan Waters" by Paul McGehee. The most famous ship in U.S. Coast Guard history, the Bear was built in 1874. Built with 6" wooden planking she was the finest ship of her era for cutting through ice. She spent a decade working as a seal ship out of Newfoundland. In 1884 she was purchased by the U.S. government to become part of the United States Revenue Cutter Service, which later became the U.S. Coast Guard. The Bear first entered the pages of history in 1884 as the ship that got through the ice to save the few remaining survivors of the Greely Expedition party which had been trapped in the Arctic cold while charting the coast of Greenland.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

traffic at 7th and Broadway, L.A., 1950


Catalina beer promo art, Auckland

Presumably that's meant to be a Catalina flying boat.

'Town and Country Landscape' art, NZ, 1950s

By Marcus King (1891-1983), now in the collection of Te Papa.  This is a concoction of various typically NZ elements and is not a real scene.  It's unclear why he chose to depict what looks like a steam passenger train headed by a streamlined Ka or Kb in red and white.

Friday, October 16, 2020

the original Santa Fe station, Hutchinson, Kansas

"Hutchinson is a train station in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train. Hutchinson station was originally a Victorian structure built in 1897 that was replaced by a more contemporary brick depot in 1950. Both buildings were built and owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe." (wikipedia)

The station from 1950 is less interesting.

1960 Ford Parcel Delivery Van