Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Further lines opened to Basin Road and Quarantine Road via Talbot Road, both on 24 February 1957 to form a cross-city service, followed by Norwood on 27 November 1961. The network closed in stages in 1968.
Monday, August 15, 2022
With the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) obvious. This pretty much is the heart of Berlin, in divided Berlin days, just on the DDR side. At right is the French embassy, which had to be rebuilt because of the destruction in WW2.
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Saturday, August 13, 2022
The Fiat was brand new, undergoing trials from Wellington, the Standard dated from the late 1930s. The station at Manakau has long gone. For lots more, see our books. (NZR photo)
Friday, August 12, 2022
A postcard published in the 1980s stated "The locomotive was built in 1923 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works [Eddystone, PA.] (Ser# 67409), purchased by Comox Logging in 1937 and used in continuous service until 1961, hauling logs between Nanaimo Lakes (about 12 miles or so west of Nanaimo) and Ladysmith. Following retirement in 1962, it was overhauled and put on display in Ladysmith. Currently, the loco is sitting in derelict condition around 616 Oyster Bay Drive, in Ladysmith."
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The WW&F Railway traces its roots to 1894 when the Wiscasset and Quebec Railroad constructed a two-foot “narrow” gauge railroad northward from the bustling wharves of Wiscasset. Far short of its international delusions of grandeur, the railway of “big dreams and little wheels” only reached Albion, Maine.
Heavily burdened with debt and with very little business, the railroad reorganized as the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington. Like Quebec, the destinations of Waterville and Farmington were never realized. Winding through the wild pine forests, farmlands and hamlets of the Sheepscot Valley to connect the interior of Maine with the coast, the WW&F served the businesses and residents of rural Maine until 1933. Ultimately, the railroad was closed, scrapped, and nearly forgotten.
Brought back from extinction, today’s railway connects you with a Maine that has all but slipped away. See why the WW&F’s attractions and special events are some of the best things to do in the Midcoast. Bring the kids and enjoy authentic Maine – a tour of a simpler life from a century ago. It is yours to discover and explore – we will take you there.
97 Cross Road
Alna, ME 04535
The WW&F is ten minutes off US Route One in Wiscasset.
Take Route 218 near Red’s Eats (mmm Maine lobster rolls.)
See you on the narrow gauge!
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Monday, August 8, 2022
Sunday, August 7, 2022
"Besides the famous Cajon Pass, the Frost Crossovers are one of the more unique places along the BNSF Cajon Subdivision, which runs between San Bernardino and Barstow, California.
"The Frost Crossovers are located between the cities of Victorville and Hesperia, and provide a unique flashback look at former left hand railroad operation. Constructed in the early 1900's, the crossovers were designed to provide easier grades for trains climbing and descending the Cajon Pass. A hill lies on the Southern end of the crossovers, providing a great vantage point from above to watch the action along the busy BNSF Southern Transcon.
"Unfortunately, this vantage point will soon be history, as a road project is proposed to run directly through the hill. In this video, you'll see some busy Union Pacific and BNSF freight action on a beautiful Winter morning at the Frost Crossovers."
Video and Content by MichaelLovesTrains, June 2020
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Evidently a 4-4-0, a tender and a crew car, location not stated. (Detroit Publishing Company via Library of Congress)