Monday, June 14, 2021

two into one at the tollgate doesn't go

1975 Opel Manta GT/E

Some specifications in the poster, more info here

1953 Daimler DE 36 O-scale model

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)

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Flxible New Look bus from 1959


tram at the Victoria Avenue/Taupo Quay intersection, Wanganui NZ, 1910s

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.

1937 Rolls Royce 25/30

electric aeroplane

"The Pipistrel Alpha Electro is the first production electric aircraft in the world. Its electric motor directly drives the propeller – no fuel, no oil, no noise, and zero emissions."  

Hopefully the limitations of the distance the battery will last are carefully heeded.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Pacific Electric trolley on the Glendale Line from Sunset Boulevard, L.A., May 1955

Lake Shore Ave to the right - present day Google Earth reference.  It's hard to imagine streets this quiet now. (Metro Archive).

1970 Chevelle Sleeper

More pics 

'would you like to read a good real book?'

five Büssing NAG 550 N/Uerdingen-Schumann/SSW-AEG trolleybuses in Leipzig, circa 1939

Seen at the Betriebsbahnhof (depot) of Lindenau to the west of the downtown. In fact this shows all the examples of the model made.

Source with more info

1901 De Dion Bouton vehicles advertisement

1948 Henschel trolleybus model

In Essen livery. More pics

tramcar No. 2 in Napier, NZ, 1913

Napier had electric trams over Bluff Hill to Port Ahuriri from 8 September 1913 to 3 February 1931 when the big earthquake occurred. See earlier posts for more.

Welcome to Mississippi

Monday, June 7, 2021

vehicle leap-frogger

We suspect this is from a movie being filmed; it looks to be somewhere in Britain.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

a tram from Karori enters downtown Wellington, 1952

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.

scene in Boulogne-Maritime, France, 1960s

Of days gone by: cargo ships, cranes, 1950s British cars and an SNCF tank engine.

Friday, June 4, 2021

1947 Nash 600 Super Saloon

 More pics and info

cars in Kingman, Arizona, 1960s

 On the historic Route 66.

Still a motel, now the Ramblin' Rose. The BNSF railway is on the other side of the road out of right. -- Google Earth reference

metre-gauge Billard railcar in France

Little is left of the one-time extensive réseaux secondaires of France today. Info on Billard which made railway materiel from 1920 to 1964 here 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

red Tait train crosses the Sandridge Bridge over the Yarra, Mebourne

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.