Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Gill's work covers this vibrant period in Australia's history with an immediacy and feeling for people and place which others missed. Although he spent most of his life in Victoria he visited Sydney for a year in 1855. (State Library of New South Wales)
Monday, June 28, 2021
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Thursday, June 24, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
It seems a rather odd theme for a greeting card -- maybe to explain to a customer why he hasn't arrived?
In 1969, the first heritage rail traffic began on the Geilenkirchen - Gillrath - Schierwaldenrath - Gangelt section, from which today's Selfkant (Bahn) Railway emerged. The original plan of the museum railway activists to electrify the route and use vehicles from the Aachen tramway failed because of the high costs.
Since 1973 there has only been a museum operation with regular use of steam locomotives on the section between Geilenkirchen - Gillrath and Gangelt - Schierwaldenrath. The reason for this relocation away from the former production center Geilenkirchen was that the superstructure of the line between Geilenkirchen and Gillrath was too poor for rail vehicles to be able to travel regularly. In addition, when modernizing roads in the Selfkant area, the aim was to save costs on the construction of new level crossings.
Nevertheless, the IHS plans to extend the route west to Gangelt and east to the Geilenkirchen bypass. This is intended to achieve greater tourist attractiveness.
Monday, June 21, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Seen here at Helsingør on 19 June 1986 is no. 373. This had just shunted Swedish carriages off the train ferry from Helsingborg in Sweden prior to attaching a diesel for the final leg of the journey into København. (Phil Richards/wikimedia commons)
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The Station Wagons saw the first expansion of the Land Rover range. Station Wagons were fitted with a "Safari Roof" which consisted of a second roof skin fitted on top of the vehicle. This kept the interior cool in hot weather and reduced condensation in cold weather. Vents fitted in the roof allowed added ventilation to the interior. While they were based on the same chassis and drivetrains as the standard vehicles, Station Wagons carried different chassis numbers, special badging, and were advertised in separate brochures. Unlike the original Station Wagon, the new in-house versions were highly popular." (wikipedia)
On the former Great Western Railway, here depicted climbing the 1 in 66 (1.5%) grade Maypool Viaduct on the way up to Greenway Tunnel -- painting by George F. Heiron.
The "land" part was removed in 1949, so this scene can't be any later -- photo taken from North Gower? The H was clearly in need of repair. The Hollywood Tower in the left background, now an apartment complex is at 6200 Franklin Avenue.
from Vintage Los Angeles