Thursday, November 23, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

traffic in Newmarket, Auckland, early 1920s

Looking south down Broadway from the vicinity of Khyber Pass Road. (Auckland Library collection)

Monday, November 13, 2017

travel by trailer poster, circa 1960

Presumably issued by an association of trailer (= caravan) manufacturers.

Fiat railcar about to enter the Arthur's Pass tunnel, mid 1970s

It has just crossed the Bealey River at the highest point of the South Island railway network with the Arthur's Pass township visible in the background.

As those who have the book On the TransAlpine Trail know, these ran on the Christchurch-Greymouth route between 1956 and 1978; in the earlier part of this period they also ran south of Greymouth.  (Roy Sinclair pic)

old style pocket watch with an American steam loco

No other info.  Probably recent, not antique.

aerial view of the NZ Centennial exhibition in Wellington, 1940

This was in Kilbirnie-Lyall Bay and had a tram connection.  For lots more about it, see the book Wellington: a Capital century

a French SNCF autorail in Belgium

Number X-4368 at Waulsort station on the line Dinant (Belgium) - Givet (France).

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Soviet railway postcard scene, 1952

night steam train near Aix-les-Bains art, France, 1909

A postcard dated that year.  See earlier post.

car lights assembly repair - Russian style

Egyptian motorcyclist supporting adventure tourism breaks Guinness World Record

Egyptian motorcyclist Ali Abdo achieved a new world record for the longest distance crossed on a motocross bike in one day and broke the Guinness World Record.

Abdo crossed 613.59 km (381.27 miles), the longest distance on a motocross bike, in 24 hours in Egypt’s coastal city of Gouna.

The motorcyclist achieved the new world record by lapping around “Motoclub Egypt track” 510 times on a Honda XL 250.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Belgian type 7 steam locos

A class of 75 4-6-0 compound steamers built between 1921 and 1924; seen here in this undated pic with 3 school trains at Marche les Dames close to the Meuse River.   More info

1960 Leyland RT3/1 Worldmaster

Seen in service as Peninsula Motors number 26. (Otago Peninsula Museum pic)