Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Rock Island locomotives meet, 1952
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Mittenwaldbahn poster, Germany-Austria, 1929
commercial fishing vessel near Kapiti Island, NZ
Keswick bus station, Cumberland, England art
'Inner Lighthouse, Port Jackson., Sydney,' 1855, by Samuel Thomas Gill
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
Friday, June 25, 2021
colorized Warsaw, Poland before World War 2
Quite different to how it looks now.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Plimmerton Station panorama, NZ, February 1920
No trains are visible although there is a freight car on a siding; this is where Mainline Steam now has its Wellington base. The station is now an island type and the line has been electrified since 1940.
man repairs his truck on the roadside postcard circa 1910
It seems a rather odd theme for a greeting card -- maybe to explain to a customer why he hasn't arrived?
some of the Selfkantbahn's rolling stock, Germany
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
DC-3 moody runway photo
"Midnight Flight" by acclaimed photographer Peter Lik. Website
United Airlines' new DC-7 advertisement, 1954
Delivery of furniture to Whakataki Hotel, NZ, early 20th century
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Ferrobus and trailer, Bolivia
DSB diesel hydraulic 6-wheel switcher
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)
Porsche 356 promo pics
Porsche's first production automobile, this was produced from 1948 to 1965. Info
Saturday, June 19, 2021
L.A. with Bunker Hill traffic, 1940s
With AI colorization and added sound.
1971 Cadillac Sedan deVlle
Victorian Railways steam S class art
Friday, June 18, 2021
BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T art
Thursday, June 17, 2021
SNCB class 53, Belgium
The cover of a book published in the early 1990s. The 53 was a class of 20 Co-Co type from 1955, final withdrawal was in 2002. They were derived largely from the B class of VR in Australia and both were conceived by EMD.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Land Rover Safari
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)
steam hauled Kingswear to London Paddington Express, 1957, art
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.
SBB/CFF Be 4/6 from 1921
the iconic Hollywood sign when it was still Hollywoodland
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
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Eva Braun sits on the hood of a mid-1930s Hanomag Rekord
traffic in Willis Street, Wellington, 1920s
The nearer tram is headed south to Aro Street (see the book Wellington Transport Memories). Nearly everything in this scene now belongs to history.