Wednesday, August 30, 2017

1953 Leyland Tiger of Newlands Coach Service, Wellington

Seen in Bunny Street, Wellington, in the 1970s.  For lots more, see the book Wellington Transport Memories

'everyone must know how to drive', Switzerland, late 1910s

'I like to read a book with my breakfast, not a smart phone'

the 'Royal Viking Sky', 1970s

a view in Oslo, no date
a view in Hobart, 1976
"Royal Viking Sky was built by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsinki, in June 1973 for Kloster Cruise Line, Bergen. She entered service for Royal Viking Line, which was originally owned by a consortium of owners including Kloster. 
"Royal Viking Sky was the third of three sister ships, the others being Royal Viking Star (1972) and Royal Viking Sea (November 1973). In 1987, Royal Viking Sky was transferred fully to Kloster Group ownership, and in 1991 was assigned to Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) as the Sunward."

Tonnage: 21,891 grt
Dimensions: 177.74 metres (583 ft) x 25.2 m (83 ft) x 15.2 m
Machinery: Twin screw. Four 9-cylinder Wärtsilä – Sulzer 9ZH 40/48 diesel engines: 13,420 kW Service speed: 21.5 knots
Passengers: 536; 559 max. Crew 326.

traffic in Gore Main Street, 1960s

Including a Morrie, a 1950 Chevrolet with a trailer, a Ford Prefect and, naturally, several Vauxhalls. A pic taken by the roundabout looking south.

the MV 'Port Nicholson'

A painting of this port line ship by Wallace Trickett.  See the forthcoming book All at Sea for more.

100 years of South African Railways stamp, 1960

1960 Pontiac promo art

"Where can we go to have some fun?
"I think the trunk might be big enough."

"Train to Busan" Korean horror movie, 2016

A train to Pyongyang might be worse, though.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bahnhof Grenzau, Germany

Showing a DB 82 class, an 0-10-0T of which 41 were built between 1950 and 1955.  Passenger traffic to here ceased in 1989 and goods traffic in 1996.  The station has since been turned into a Gasthaus.


cars in Lugano, Switzerland, late 1960s

Including a 1966 Ford Thunderbird, Sunbeam Alpine and a Citroen DS.

traffic in Main Street, Winnipeg, Canada, 1920s

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

1975 Honda Civic ad

No doubt the political correctness brigade would have a few things to say about this nowadays.

Polish railway day FDC, 1972

Depicting a PKP 22 class electric (see earlier) although the stamp graphic looks a bit like a West German E03 class.