Thursday, September 21, 2017

'reading a book is much better than silly messages on a smartphone'


Dutch railways poster, 1938


"With the regularity of clockwork."

unorthodox load restraint


In the Philippines?

50 years of the 'Rheingold' medallion


This train, named after a Wagner opera, began in 1928, so presumably this item dates from 1978.  As is shown it ran between Geneva and Amsterdam, including most of the Rhine.  Info

Israel's Netanyahu and Egypt's Al-Sisi meet in New York


The meeting, on the sidelines of the UN, lasted for 90 minutes and was the first time they have met publicly although they met in secret twice last year. Al Sisi wants a solution to the decades old Palestinian issue and general Arab recognition of Israel.  Story

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Renfe 1950s poster featuring a series 595 automotor (railcar)


A total of 50 of these two-car (one powered plus an unpowered trailer) were built by Fiat between 1952 and 1956.  Info