Friday, June 30, 2017
Not a very clean example -- normally the road number on the headstock was the only part of a steamer to be cleaned at this stage, but with this one, not even that has been done.
Isn't it time for suburban trains in Christchurch to make a reappearance? (Peter Parker/Canterbury Railway Society pic)
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Although as is obvious, a tank locomotive for water but not fuel. These were 600 mm gauge and dated from the 1900s. This one, T49.115 was (we think) built by Fablok of Chrzonow in the 1920s. Seen at Lobzeniza in 1976 which was about the time they were withdrawn.
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"Between 70 cities in Europe." The year that TEE trains made their debut, see earlier posts.
This is the front of a Dutch produced pamphlet for them and the artist seems to have expected that the Dutch-built TEE sets would look like the existing multiple unit Mat '54 "Dog Head" (Hondekop) design, but they were a bit different.
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Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles trying to cross from Libya. They were loaded with ammunition, explosives and weapons, the official spokesperson of the Army said on Tuesday.
“In light of the continuous efforts of Egypt’s Army to secure the borders and its forceful fight against all the systematic campaigns targeting the Egyptian security, the Army successfully destroyed 12 vehicles trying to cross the border from Libya. The Army acted after it had received information from the intelligence suggesting that ‘criminal elements’ had gathered to cross the Western boundary of Egypt,” said the spokesperson.
The statements didn’t mention the exact timing of the air strikes. The spokesperson said that military forces are currently searching for the militants to take the proper legal actions against them.
In May, the Egyptian Army carried out six air strikes on terrorist locations in Libya after gunmen had opened fire on Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing at least 29. The attack was claimed by the militants of the Islamic State.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
For lots more, see the book New Zealand 1950s Steam in Colour
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Just on the Italian side of the Simplon tunnel from Switzerland. We figure the train was hauled through the tunnel by the electric loco on the left and the steamer, a 2-8-0 type, has just been attached.
The guy in the middle, presumably a supervisor, has an impressive hat. See earlier posts.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
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This is another in the TRANZIT 100 series: Crawley Ridley new to Martin Smith Motors of Masterton then sold to Blue Bus Services. The bus never carried the company's new branding of Tranzit, but ran on local school runs with no company name on its bodywork from 1985 to 1995 when it was retired and sold for preservation in Hawkes Bay. The same owner bought this Wallace Trickett oil painting.
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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Friday, June 23, 2017
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
For more, see earlier posts and. of course, the book New Zealand 1950s Steam in Colour.
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Tram number 20 trundles south towards Wallace Street according to its destination sign. This location is still reasonably identifiable despite several building replacements in the years since.
For lots more, see the books Wellington Transport Memories and Wellington: a Capital century.
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