Friday, April 25, 2014

25 April - Anzac Day


The veterans day in A/NZ. This year marks the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings of WW1, next year marks the centenary.  For information on the subject, and WW1 in the Pacific, see our book Voyage to Gallipoli.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

steam train on the Ferrocarril Acambaro, Mexico, 1933

Empire Flying Boats luxury, 1930s

The luxury actually isn't all that evident... See earlier posts and of course, Paul Sheehan's book.

Nicaragua and Guatemala steam locomotive stamps

3'6" and 3' (1067 and 914 mm) gauge respectively.

narrow gauge railway track at the Kurhaus Wolfsburg bei Duisburg, Germany 1910s

The sort of feature that intrigues - was it a private goods railway or something for public transport and what ran over it?

1958 Porto, Portugal, Grand Prix poster

'I like to read a book in my mountain cabin'

1968 Honda N360

This was produced 1967-1970, front wheel drive with an air-cooled, four stroke, 354 cc, 31 hp (23 kW) two-cylinder engine, which was borrowed from the Honda CB450 motorcycle - obviously not very powerful.

1973 Norton Commando promo

1952 Nash Ambassador