Saturday, February 24, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
It has been in operation since 31 December 1951. The system consists of one line which is 7.6 km long (some of it with an interurban character) in the 5ft Russian gauge and has 5 tramcars. There are 13 stops. The town's population is about 10,400.
Volchansk tram from victorprofessor on Vimeo.
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Many readers will recognise this Ian Lewis painting as it was on the cover of the first edition of The Railways of New Zealand: a journey through history from 1990, one of our most popular books.
It depicts 4-8-4 type Ka 933 with a passenger express on the North Island Main Trunk in the golden years of NZR.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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The ÖBB class 1020 was the local designation of the German E94 class, a Co-Co type. After WW2, 44 of them were on Austrian territory and in 1952-1954 the ÖBB created a further 3 from parts for unfinished examples.
From 1967 to 1980, except for the latter 3, they were modernized and received, among other things, two rubber-fixed front windows (originally there were three narrow ones), permanent headlamp tail lamps on the end-bodies and jet fan grilles in them.
From 1970 they were also repainted in orange instead of fir green. In 1995, the last locomotives of this series were retired.
This one has a class 1110 behind it.
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Being nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Film, we went to see Loving Vincent, which is a fully hand-painted look at the end of his life, using his art styles and based on several of his actual paintings, including this one. Worth seeing for the original approach.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
On Zijpendaalscheweg. The electric system lasted from 1911, when the first electrically powered line was opened in cape gauge, to 1944 when most of the fleet was destroyed during the battle of Arnhem.
Since 1996 there has been a tram line on the site of the Dutch Open Air Museum
See also the earlier post.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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Built at Henry Robb shipyard on the Leith in Scotland and launched in 1950.
Capacity: 2484 grt
Power: 2 x Five-cylinder, two-stroke, British Polar M45M of 1,450 bhp (total), 2 x props
Speed: 9.5 knots
Length: 305 ft (100 metres)
In 1972 the ship was sold to Panama and renamed Kawati
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For more ship memorabilia like this, see the recent book All at Sea, click the link on the right.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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One of the most attractively situated stations in the Wellington suburban system. See our books for more.
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A member of the Class Vr3, a 0-10-0T -- info
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