Monday, June 14, 2021
This was the last year of the DE 36 model. "The DE 36 was the last Daimler Straight-Eight. Developed from the Thirty-Two V 4½, the DE 36's bore and stroke were, at 85.1 mm × 120.0 mm (3.35 in × 4.72 in), identical to those of the six-cylinder 27 hp (RAC) engine being used in the DE 27 limousine and DC 27 ambulance." (Wikipedia)
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Viewed from the bridge over the river which has since been rebuilt and widened although the decorative arches were kept. See earlier posts and our books.
Friday, June 11, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Lake Shore Ave to the right - present day Google Earth reference. It's hard to imagine streets this quiet now. (Metro Archive).
Seen at the Betriebsbahnhof (depot) of Lindenau to the west of the downtown. In fact this shows all the examples of the model made.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
See the book trilogy Nets Lines and Pots for a history of the commercial fishermen based in Island Bay.
Monday, June 7, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
A view taken on Bowen Street which changed a lot in the 1960s -- the church at right made way for the Reserve Bank, the Bowen Hospital at its left (across The Terrace intersection) made way for the Treasury, the buildings at left made way for Broadcasting House, now a park, and the Beehive was built where the building at mid-left is. (Photo credited to Leslie Adkin)
For more on Karori trams, which ceased in 1954, see earlier posts and the book Wellington Transport Memories.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Friday, June 4, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
This cover photo of the book Visions of Victoria, a 184-page colour coffee-table book, covering the years 1950-1975 shows one of Melbourne's original Tait trains on the Sandridge Bridge leading from Flinders Street station which is in the left centre of the picture.
Although a general interest title, it has sections on transport. For a more detailed book on the electric railways, see our Railway Electrification in Australia and Zealand.