Saturday, October 31, 2020
We think this is one of the BDe 4/4 class of which 31 were placed in service over 1952-1955. They were a Bo-Bo type with a continuous rated output of 1176 kW (1576 hp) and a maximum speed of 110 km/h (68 mph).
Friday, October 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
A drone view of a multiple-unit Matangi type heading from Waikanae to the city. Over 130 years since it was built, this single track section remains a traffic bottleneck.
For more, see earlier posts and of course, our books.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Number 4012, one of 10 of the Knight series which were all withdrawn by 1951. Info
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
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.