Wednesday, January 25, 2017

long line of stored Union Pacific switchers


Seen last year at Grand Junction, Colorado.  Will increased economic activity in the US see them being used soon?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

1906 Cadillac Osceola




More pics and video

PLM Route des Alpes poster with two different color schemes


Another in the PLM's alpine road series.  Which is the correct scheme, or maybe both were used?  A different strength mix of the primary color printing inks would achieve this, but it's still a big difference.

Flxible Clipper buses, 1962


With a livery influenced by the Utah Parks Company's Union Pacific parent company.  These were used in NZ by Newmans, see earlier post.

"I've found a transpress nz book - don't tell anyone"


transport in Aden these days


If you can find a vehicle that still operates you might need to drive on the other side of the street to avoid the debris from ISIS bombs on the ground and Saudi Arabian bombs from the air. (Aljazeera pic)

one-camelpower in Aden, circa 1920


The port city of Aden was a British colony from 1839 to 1967.  Nowadays it's a part of the fun country of Yemen.

Commer tow truck with a battered Ford Consul, 1962


Near Marton.  A pic on the NZ car related street scenes 1950s - 1980s Facebook page.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Red Car days in Glendale, Los Angeles


A view taken in Brand Boulevard, circa 1950.  A 1946 Chevy coupe is on the left, a circa 1949 Pontiac convertible on the right.   Apart from the skyline in the distance, the column of the Alex Theatre is about the only reference point for an equivalent view today. (A pic from the AmeriCar the Beautiful Facebook page)

double Ks at Aramoho junction, Wanganui


The junction of the main line from Marton to New Plymouth and the short Wanganui Branch.  The station has long gone, but the junction still exists, see below.

For lots more, see the book New Zealand 1950s Steam in Colour