Wednesday, May 5, 2021

steam branch line days on the NZR

At Houipapa on the now long closed Catlins River Branch, Pacific type A178 hauls an excursion train on 3 January 1960. For lots more, see our books, particularly New Zealand 1950s Steam in Colour. (Jack Creber photo)

letting bad car parkers know what you think

Goodyear truck tire poster 1957

The American looking truck and the reference to Hi-Miler indicates that this was for French Canada and not Europe.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

a 4-4-0 with a Royal Train on the London Brighton and South Coast Railway art

By Jas Longden (1840-?) painted 1899. Original in the National Railway Museum in York.

1946 Murty Brothers truck

"Probably one of a kind, built by the Murty Brothers, of Portland, Oregon. Murty Brothers is a holder of many patents for truck design and is famous for building the narrow cab, single-person trucks used for hauling steel. They also built prototype trucks for the large manufacturers of trucks."

Monday, May 3, 2021

Union Pacific 2-8-0 from 1900

"Union Pacific No. 428 is a 2-8-0 steam locomotive built by the Baldwin locomotive works in 1900 for the Union Pacific Railroad.

"During its first two decades, UP 428 worked freights on UP's lines from Omaha and Kansas City to Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, and Los Angeles."

cars in WW1

A curious one-seater on the left -- what is it?

Canadian Pacific double-headed steam freight train, 1950s

The one in front is a G1e/G1f class 4-6-2 built by CPR in 1913. The one behind it looks like a 4-6-4 Hudson. It also looks like there was a lot of calcium in the water being used.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Monaco Grand Prix 1959 poster

This was the first Grand Prix win of Australian motor racing legend Jack Brabham.

Karori trams, Wellington, 1940s

Two trams cross inside the Karori tunnel and another is seen at the terminus by Karori Park. Pics from the booklet Wellington Tramway Memories by R.B. Alexander published in 1964. See earlier posts.

1903 Opel 10-12 PS (hp) Rennwagen

Rennwagen literally translates as racing car.

2016 Dodge Challenger

A pair of original Df class haul a goods train through the Athenree Gorge, NZ, 1971

On the original route which was bypassed with the Kaimai tunnel deviation in 1978. For more see earlier posts and our books. (Western Bay of Plenty District Council collection)