Friday, March 24, 2017

1960 Buick Invicta 2-door hardtop

Burlington Northern GP39-2

On the front of what could be a train of ballast, close to the US-Canadian border at Laurier, Washington, circa 1990.

1952 Ford Prefect hot rod


1937 Talbot Lago scale model

Unsurprisingly, the 1937 goutte d'eau (teardrop) is highly regarded by classic car afficionados and the few examples in the world are worth lots.  But there is this much more affordable diecast model to appreciate.

Webpage with more pics and info

the Muslim responsible for yesterday's terror attack in London had a string of convictions including grievious bodily harm

The Muslim hired a Hyundai Tucson from this Birmingham rental car business for his rampage.
A Muslima walks past a victim checking her phone -- no doubt a derogatory message on the Muslims' social media about 'kuffar' and praising the attack.

The British-born jihadist was a middle-aged criminal called Khalid Masood.

British police have arrested more Muslim terrorist suspects following raids in Birmingham.

Daily Mail (UK) story

Who's surprised by any of it?

Inca reed boat on Lake Titicaca, Peru

narrow gauge tin concentrate flat car, Llallagua, Bolivia, 1926

Thursday, March 23, 2017

1950 Talbot Lago Grand Sport T26


FS class 743 2-8-0, Italy

"Initially members of the 740 class, in 1942, five (numbers 339, 367, 392, 396 and 405), were rebuilt with a Franco-Crosti boiler, and fitted with a streamlined casing (more for aesthetical reasons than for any aerodynamic advantages). In 1951 these locomotives (with the casing removed) were renumbered into the FS Class 743, and 88 more were rebuilt until 1953. 

"A modified version, with a single pre-heater under the boiler (instead of two placed alongside it), was classified as FS Class 741, and 81 of them were rebuilt between 1958 and 1960."


1970s Skoda 110 L

"Oh, darling, you've bought this lot for our dream house?"
"No, I just thought we could have some fun on the grass."