Monday, July 26, 2021

NZR EF class electric locomotive with the 'Overlander' runs through Hunterville in the 1990s

This wasn't a scheduled stop for this Wellington-Auckland train, replaced with the Northern Explorer in 2012.  For lots more, see our books.  

(Mark Cole photo intended for a now abandoned guidebook on the North Island Main Trunk.)

Friday, July 23, 2021

tram in Farsley, England, circa 1910

Farsley is an outer suburban area of Leeds and a tram service ran through Farsley to Pudsey. The Leeds system closed in 1959.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

salad bar boat and ship port/starboard lamps, Paekakariki NZ

The restaurant, Fisherman's Table, is liberally decorated with nautical themes.

New Zealand railway stamp art, 1916

We don't think it was used.  Although generic, it seems to be inspired by the old Mangaweka Viaduct on the North Island Main Trunk.  For lots more, see the book New Zealand Railway Memorabilia.

1951 Scania-Vabis B63 bus

With a destination of Gällivare in northern Sweden.

Monday, July 19, 2021

1931 Bedford WLB Duple bus

end of train lantern of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, Germany

This was attached to one of the buffers to shine a red light..

Tucson Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad rail motor car from 1926

Presently at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.  Motor car No. 401 was built by the Edwards Motor Car Co. of Sanford, North Carolina and put into service October 1926 by the Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend Railroad of Ajo, Arizona. The motor car operated regularly until 31 December 1947 and was finally donated to Travel Town in Los Angeles, California.

The motor car traveled over 783,000 miles while in service, running between the copper mine at Ajo and Gila Bend, a distance of 43 miles. The car was powered by a six-cylinder White gasoline engine that was installed in November 1943, replacing the original after 17 years of service.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Santa Fe F unit lash-up at the Cajon Pass Summit, California, 1955

Probably F7's, an A-B-B-A combination with a freight train. (Sante Fe photo)

Swedish railbus travels through a picturesque tunnel, 1983

A once ubiquitous Y7 type (see earlier posts) traverses the old Barnakälla railway tunnel, formerly the province of Skåne's longest.

The line has since been closed and turned into a paved cycle path known as the Banvallsleden and follows the old railway between Sölvesborg and Olofström. The trail is about 29 km long and has its origins by the sea in the medieval town of Sölvesborg.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Soviet aviator poster 1937

"Glory to the Soviet pilots who made the heroic flight over the North Pole to America.

For the first time in the history of aviation!
Soviet pilots Chkalov, Bydukov and Belyakov.
18-20 June 1937
Domestic ANT-25 aircraft (Tupolev Antonov 25) made a non-stop flight over the North Pole from Moscow to America"

cars in Bunker Hill, L.A., 1950s

The area was known for the large Victorian mansions but these were demolished in the post-WW2 years.

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