Shown in the original livery, 26 sets were built originally as a four car train, then as a three car train and used by the ÖBB for regional rail passenger transport, especially on the Vienna S-Bahn. Power output was 1000 kW at the one hour rating with a top speed of 100 km/h and seating capacity was 556.
Friday, June 30, 2023
Taken from this vantage spot (Google Earth)
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Sunday, June 25, 2023
"This 1971 Holden Sandman has been beautifully built from its predecessor into a stunning homage to the iconic Sandman’s of the 1970’s. Powering this is a beautiful 202 red engine that has more than enough grunt to take you on your next coastal adventure.
"The exterior has been really nicely done with new orange paint and the restored interior features houndstooth inlay. Satin black trims give it a tougher look and the Monaro wheels add a bit of Aussie sports car flavour. Inside the rear is beautifully restored with all new black roof lining and carpets."
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Friday, June 23, 2023
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Recorded 3 weeks ago.
South from Oslo then turning northwest.
Featuring the SS Prinses Juliana (1910) -- detailed info
The Stoomvaart-Maatschappij 'Nederland' (SMN) was a Dutch shipping company based in Amsterdam that existed between 1870 and 1970 . In 1970 the SMN merged with some other Dutch shipping companies to form the Nederlandsche Scheepvaart Unie (NSU), known from 1977 as Nedlloyd . In common parlance, the shipping company was known as De 'Nederland' . The motto of the SMN was 'Semper Mare Navigandum' (the sea must always be navigated).
Sunday, June 18, 2023
It's not clear where the two termini would have been, but the trajectory could be from where the Southern Walkway now starts on Oriental Parade to Roseneath above. This would only involve a length of about 150 metres. Another possibility is from about where the Rotunda was later built to the top of Mt Victoria, this would be a length of about 500 metres and a climb of about 200 metres. It's the sort of thing that would have been readily built in Switzerland, but not in Wellington.
For lots more, see the books Wellington: a Capital Century and Wellington Transport Memories.
Two steam locomotives climb the Ngaio Gorge in the early to mid 1930s. The first is an Ab class helper probably as far as Paekakariki, the rest will be heading to Auckland or Napier or New Plymouth. A 'Railway Travelling Post Office' is behind the second engine. With the completion of the Tawa deviation in 1937, only suburban steam trains continued running up here, and after July 1938 they were electric multiple units.
For lots more see the books Wellington Transport Memories and Wellington: a Capital century.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Art by Alan Spillet -- more
Withdrawn in December 1980 after ten years service, it was sold for further use as a school bus. It wore a blue and grey colour scheme during its three years of school service but was repainted into later style LT livery by the next owner. After another ten years, it moved on to another owner, who restored the bus to its original style of LT livery, as it did when it first entered service in 1971. It arrived at the Museum in January 1997, and was eventually donated to the Museum in 1998.