Friday, October 24, 2014

Steven Joyce motorway construction porn



How to turn farmland into an expressway in 3 minutes... And if you like it, there are 26 more videos like it following -- well, we try to cater for everyone...

flying machine over Nice, France, 1910 poster


The pilot (wearing a handle-bar moustache) distributing windproof bouquets...  Available commercially as an enamelled plaque.

1962 Pontiac Tempest

"Hey give back my wallet!"
"Ha ha"

Canadian Pacific "Pacific" poster


Featuring a G-3a class 4-6-2 locomotive which were numbered 2300 through 2303.  More info

Klagenfurt trams, Austria



A predecessor horse tram




Scenes of the original metre-gauge electric system which lasted from 1911 to 1963. Most of the motorised car and trailer fleet dated from 1911, built by the Grazer Waggonfabrik. A few of different ages were transferred from other places. Three motorised cars from the Simmering Waggonfabrik were added in 1942.

In 2005 the trams made a comeback with a 5.78 km (3.6 mile) line from the Central Station to the Lake.

airplane races poster, Denmark, 1909


Presumably "Kl. 4" means 4 p.m. and not 4 a.m.  Taxamotor kører fra Raadhuspladsen for 25 Øre = taxis run from the City Hall Place for 25 øre

Thursday, October 23, 2014

landing on the jetty in a gale at Margate, England, 1834


Creep in the London Underground


A movie poster from 2004. The plotline: a woman falls asleep while waiting for her train. She awakens to find herself trapped with all the doors locked for the evening pursued by a potential attacker in the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

to Japan and the Far East by the Messageries Maritimes, 1930s


Oahu Railway & Land Company 4-6-0 number 85, Hawaii


This 3ft gauge line was in operation from 1889 to the end of 1947.  The photo is probably from near the end. More info