A one off -- info
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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One of the 285 examples of the Class D52 built by the Japanese Government Railways (Now Japanese National Railways) and various manufacturers -- Kisha Seizo, Nippon Sharyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries -- from 1943 to 1946.
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A view of the crenellated north portal by Linda Spashett
The tunnel, 2.14 miles (3.44 km) long, was constructed by the Leeds & Thirsk Railway and opened in 1849. The railway included several major structures including this tunnel. The line is no longer a through 'main line' to the North East, but is still in use as the branch to Harrogate and York. (photo showing a 4-4-2 'Atlantic' type in 1929 via Mike Ashworth collection)
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Monday, June 27, 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022
A postcard pic taken in the Welland Canal, Ontario, Canada. This was built in 1937 as Ravnefjell at Nylands Verksted, Oslo for A/S Luksefjell (Olsen & Ugelstad), Oslo, launched on 11/11 1938 and delivered on 24 January 1939. In 1940 Nortraship became managers from April. In January 1955 the ship was sold to Ekerholts Rederi A/S (Birger Ekerholt), Oslo and renamed Ringstein.
In January 1958 she was taken over by Birger Ekerholt, Oslo. In 1959 she was sold to Talamanca Cia. (Cia. Marittima Italiana, Genova, Italy), Panama and renamed Altair. On 11 September 1966 she was wrecked near Achowa Point, Ghana while on a voyage from Messina, Italy to Nigeria with bentonite.
Read more at wrecksite: https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?37440
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Saturday, June 25, 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022
For the full story and lots of pictures, see the book Strait Crossing: the ferries of Cook Strait through time by Victor Young
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