Monday, February 28, 2022
Sunday, February 27, 2022
It may not be one of those used in the 1980 movie Goodbye Pork Pie, but it is the same age and color. This took part in the Freedom Convoy to Wellington to protest the NZ government's mandatory injections that allegedly prevent the spread of coronavirus. It has been liberally covered with messages by supporters who say the vaccine doesn't do this, is an expensive waste of time and is highly suspect in maiming and killing people.
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Friday, February 18, 2022
Fairlie was 56.9 km from the junction with the South Island Main Trunk at Washdyke and strictly wasn't the terminus as the line continued another 1.3 km to Eversley although it wasn't a place of significance and this part closed in 1934.
This scene shows a passenger train hauled by what looks like a J class 2-6-0 pulling up at the platform.
The line closed in 1968 although 2.5 km of it remains as a museum operation at Pleasant Point.
Originally City of New York (New York from 1893) this was a British built passenger liner of the Inman Line that was designed to be the largest and fastest liner on the Atlantic. When she entered service in August 1888, she was the first twin screw express liner and while she did not achieve the westbound Blue Riband, she ultimately held the eastbound record from August 1892 to May 1893 at a speed of 20.11 knots.
Thursday, February 17, 2022
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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Monday, February 7, 2022
This is an iconic system (standard gauge 550 V DC) in India and probably elsewhere.
See also the earlier post and this website.