Thursday, February 29, 2024

1955 Pegaso Z-404 Seida body, bus, Spain

 Promo art, one assumes.

from Wikipedia:-

Pegaso (Spanish pronunciation: [peˈɣaso], "Pegasus") was a Spanish manufacturer of trucks, buses, tractors, armored vehicles, and, for a while, to train apprentices, and have a good brand image, some sports cars. The parent company, Enasa, was created in 1946 and based in the old Hispano-Suiza factory, under the direction of the renowned automotive engineer Wifredo Ricart. In 1990, Iveco took over Enasa, and the Pegaso name became a secondary brand of Iveco.

Enasa, a state-owned company, had its main business interest in the truck and bus market. Pegaso became one of the leading European industrial vehicle makers, with significant exports to both Europe and Latin America; the Benelux, Venezuela, and Cuba were its major foreign markets, and a substantial contract to supply tactical trucks to the Egyptian Army was signed in the late 1970s.

The main Enasa factories were located in Barcelona, Madrid, and Valladolid. Between 1946 and 1990, Pegaso built more than 350,000 vehicles; the highest production in a single year, over 26,000, was achieved in 1974.

1975 Dodge Charger ads

1955 Austin K4 Loadstar 6-8 ton

 Owned by British Railways?

1955 Alvis TC21-100 Greylady

Monday, February 26, 2024

Sunday, February 25, 2024

traffic on the north end of Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1969

As well as the cars there is a 1948 double-deck Leyland bus (body by Comeng) and a single-deck electric multiple unit.  For lots more see the book Railway Electrification in Australia and New Zealand. (John Ward/City of Sydney Archives photo)

cars at Holiday Inn, Meridian, Mississippi, 1960s


109 US Highway 11 in Meridian.

1961 Hino Contessa 900 4-door

1964 Ford Fairlane 2-door hardtop

'in my lunch break I like to visit a library of good real books'

Cars parked in Cable St, Wellington, 1964

It's hard to relate to this scene now. (Fletcher Archives)

1999 MAN 11.160 SLF bus

Used in Christchurch, NZ, this has 51 seats, a 4.58 litre diesel engine and a tare weight: of 7.25 tonnes.

Eric Lackawanna Alco RS-3 leads a train at Eddy Pond, Pennsylvania, 1971


1950s AMC Ramblers

Saturday, February 24, 2024

cars in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1961

Apparently in summer. The Antlers Hotel, replaced in the 1960s, is in the background. Further in the background is Pike's Peak which has a rack and pinion railway to the summit, see earlier post.

BR Diesel Class 58

50 of this class of Co-Co type diesel electrics designed for heavy freight were built between 1983 and 1987. The narrow body with cabs at either end led to them being given the nickname "Bones" by rail enthusiasts.

Despite expectations of a lengthy service life, during 2002, English, Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS now DB Cargo UK) decided to withdraw all examples of the type after only 19 years in service. Subsequently, 32 were hired abroad – four to the Netherlands, eight to Spain and twenty to France. A few examples have also been scrapped or have entered preservation.

1904 De Dion Bouton Model Y

Boston & Maine 4-6-2

A class P-2-c, number 3685, built by Alco-Schenectady in 1916. 

Pacific Electric Interurban car en route from L.A. Downtown to Pasadena, circa 1948

North Main Street?

'there's another good real book I should have'

1989 Toyota pickup

1968 Buick LeSabre Hardtop Sedan

Martin 4-0-4 aircraft art

Art by Tony Fachet. The Martin 4-0-4 was an American pressurized passenger airliner built by the Glenn L. Martin Company which carried 40 passengers. It was powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16 radial piston engines. A total of 103 were built between 1951 and 1953. 

This is shown in Mohawk Airlines livery which used them from 1961 to 1965. Mohawk was a regional passenger airline operating in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., mainly in New York and Pennsylvania, from the mid-1940s until its acquisition by Allegheny Airlines in 1972.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Romanian 2-10-0

The CFR or Romanian Railways produced 282 examples of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Class 50 locomotives between 1947 and 1959, known as CFR class 150.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

1938 Chrysler Fargo

Ujvidek (Novi Sad) Elisabeth Platz trams, circa 1911

Ukvidek is the Hungarian name for this city in Serbia.

From Wikipedia:

Local electric power plant started delivering electricity in 1910. This was one of the requirements for the development of the electric tram. The first trams started to run the following year.[2] Initially there were 19 tram cars in the system, most of which were produced by the Ganz factory in Budapest. A couple of the cars were made in Germany. Later on, three more cars from the city of Slavonski Brod were obtained.[2] The track was 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 instandard gauge.[2]

The city continued expanding as it became the center of the Danube Banovina. In 1930 the city bought three buses, which started competing for the passengers with the tram system. The bombing of a power-plant during the World War II, in 1944, knocked the tram service out of operation. The tram service was reinstated on 25 May 1945.

The trams continued to run until 1958, when they were replaced by buses. Gradually, the tracks and power distribution installation were dismantled and removed.[3][2]

Trčika retro tram cafe

A historical tram of series 50 - 52 has been preserved and is numbered as 13 now. Retro cafe Trčika at the corner of Kralja Aleksandra Street and Mihajla Pupina Bulevard near Menratova Palata house looks a little bit like an old tram, but except for the bogies, nothing comes from a rail vehicle.