Monday, July 31, 2023
An example seen in 1964, location not stated.Following WW2 a total 300 of the Belgian Type 29 2-8-0 steam locomotives were built 1945--1946 in Canada and the USA . The class was ordered and used to help revive the operations of the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS/SNCB) under the auspices of what later became known as the Marshall Plan.
Final withdrawal from service took place in 1967
One member of the class, no. 29.013, has been preserved by the NMBS/SNCB for display at Train World, the Belgian national railway museum at Schaarbeek railway station in north-central Brussels.
Sunday, July 30, 2023
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Thursday, July 27, 2023
Export variants of this type were operated on the Czechoslovak, Yugoslav, Soviet and Korean Railways.
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
The Wahgunyah line was opened as a whole from Springhurst to Wahgunyah in 1879. The passenger service was withdrawn on 13 April 1962, the last branch line mixed train to operate in Victoria. A crossover between No. 2 and 3 tracks was abolished in 1973.The station officially closed on 10 April 1978. The following year, in 1979, the goods shed was demolished.
Freight services were suspended in 1995, with the line practically closed. The 'Green Trail Associates Group' operated a trolley service over the line between Wahgunyah and Rutherglen for a number of years, known as the 'Stringybark Express – Lil Red Postal Motor'. In 2002, the line was handed back to the Victorian Government by lease holder Freight Australia, and in 2006, it was announced that the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail would be built along the closed line, with 9 km of trail. (Wikipedia)
When the Sydney Harbour Transport Board took over the Sydney Ferries Limited business in July 1951, it inherited an old fleet in need of replacement. In 1954, an order was placed with the State Dockyard for a prototype new type of ferry. Delivered in 1956, the Kooleen was fully enclosed single-deck ferry with a high all-round view bridge. This was not popular with her passengers, who were used to double deck ferries with outdoor areas and thus no more were ordered. It would not be until the 1968 arrival of the Lady Cutler that renewal of the fleet would commence.
The Kooleen remained in service until it was withdrawn in May 1985. In 1986 it was sold and converted to a houseboat. After sinking several times, it was sold in 2003 with the proposal of it being sunk as a dive vessel. However this was not to eventuate, and after sinking again in Berrys Bay it was broken up on site in July 2006.
Sunday, July 23, 2023
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Friday, July 21, 2023
The building was inaugurated in 1923 and housed a car factory -- the World's largest at the time -- for Italian automotive company Fiat. Today it houses the administrative headquarters of the manufacturer and a multipurpose centre. The roof race track is 1.5 km long. It is no longer used, but it is still there and can be visited.