Saturday, July 4, 2015

steam loco graphic, France, circa 1920

Blécao sounds like a combination of blé (wheat) and cacao (cocoa).

vehicles in Caracas, Venezuela, 1950

'do you like my twin carburetors?'

A 1956 Ford F100. (

'Silver Star' poster, circa 1972

Distinctively 1970s.  This was an upmarket overnight passenger train that ran between Wellington and Auckland that decade.  For lots more, see the book New Zealand Railway Memorabilia.

Route 66 memorabilia including a Model T Ford truck

Another pic appropriate for 4 July.  As mentioned in an earlier post, Route 66 officially doesn't exist anymore, but you still hear a lot of people say they want to drive along it.

good for the environment and good for the economy - Union Pacific Railroad has better profit margins than Google

Steven Joyce and his sycophant naysayers in the Treasury should read this -- an article in last month's Fortune magazine -- here

4 July - U.S. Independence Day

The graphic accompanying an article on the Union Pacific Railroad website about Dexter, Missouri, being awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry  -- read here

1952 Ikarus 60T trolleybus plus model

From Ixo Atlas, 1:72 scale (slightly bigger than OO scale, about a sixth bigger than HO).

railway theme graphic, Belgium, 1958

On the cover of the December 1958 issue of Le Rail, "monthly organ of service projects of the SNCB."

Friday, July 3, 2015

ANZAC troops arriving at Gallipoli a century ago

Those who have the book Voyage to Gallipoli will know which ship is in the background. "Colourised by Weta Digital for the 'Mustering the Troops Exhibition' at the old Dominion Museum, Wellington"