Kb 968 (now preserved) seen in Christchurch in the mid-1960s. For more, see our books. (Photo by the late Bill Pierre)
Sunday, July 31, 2022
A little while ago, I wrote an article about the Trafalgar Colliery in the Forest of Dean and as part of that article started to cover Brain’s Tramway. That article can be found at:
Saturday, July 30, 2022
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Monday, July 25, 2022
"The LAPD tweeted around 7:20 p.m. that the bridge would be closed due to what was being called “questionable activity.”
"It’s the third time in as many days that the bridge was closed due to illegal activity.
"The first closure was due to a traffic collision, police said. A pickup truck parked in a no-parking zone was struck by another vehicle. On Saturday, the roadway was closed again due to illegal activity and disruptions by people who police say were looking for attention from social media.
"The $588-million bridge that connects Boyle Heights to downtown L.A. has been plagued by street takeovers, drag racing and climbers since it opened to the public earlier this month. Last week, an explosive was hurled at a KTLA reporter during a live report about a recent closure."
Sunday, July 24, 2022
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Location not stated. This was only a year before this railroad, whose operations dated back to 1851, merged with Erie to become the Erie Lackawanna. More.
And how an abandoned example looked 10 years ago:
Friday, July 22, 2022
A pic of this cute looking small structure taken by an NZR photographer in 1953, a couple of years before the new double track line on the east side of the Hutt river was opened and the old line including this stop between Melling and Silverstream was removed. For lots more, see the book Wellington Transport Memories.
A question on a TV quiz show asked what the the Alfa Romeo logo featured and here is a picture of it -- what resembles a St George Cross next to a coiled snake in a circle. The shape of the Alfa Romeo grille is a long established one and can't help remind you of the female pudenda.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
An F class seen in action in 1958 with the first box car belonging to the Tuborg brewery. A total 120 of these were built in different batches between 1898 and 1923 with a final one in 1949; of these 10 are preserved. They could pull or push a train of 480 tons. See an earlier post.Below is a close-up of one of the preserved examples, F 654 in Kappeln (Germany) in July 2008. (wikimedia)
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Battery configuration changes gave the team an opportunity to trial additions to improve milk collection efficiencies, reduce safety concerns, and reduce the amount of work required to customise a Fonterra tanker.
A battery swap system is being installed at the Waitoa site to trial how this could work within a fleet to minimise downtime from battery charging.
A model of the Oybin station in Saxony. The real thing is not far southeast of the town of Zittau, the start of the narrow gauge (750 mm or 2'6") line and also close to the borders with Czechia and Poland. The line also splits to serve Jonsdorf, see earlier posts. More pics