Sunday, December 21, 2014

Indiana Railroad trolley car number 98

The Indiana Railroad was a standard gauge trolley system formed in 1930-31 by combining the operations of the five major interurban systems in central Indiana into one entity. It operated some 600 miles of interurban lines through Indiana until 1941. The car shown was one of a group of ten Cummings-built lightweight cars that were bought in 1935. They were unused although not brand new as they had been constructed in 1930 for the Northern Indiana Railway but were repossessed by Cummings when the Northern Indiana couldn't pay for them. These cars were numbered 90-99.  The location of the pic is not given, however, the signboard says "Indianapolis via Peru."

from the good old days

In 1967 this sign advertises $0.59 for a gallon (3.8 litres) of gasoline in the U.S.  However, adjusted for inflation, that is $4.17 now which is more than the present California price of about $3.  The better deal was only $0.15 for a car wash, which converts to $1.06 now.

1980 SNCF bus and launch tours brochure, France

1980 Volvo Padron 01 bus

"I like to exercise while I hunt out my books'

traffic in Avenida Ana Costa, Santos, Brazil, 1950s

Peerless cars advert, 1907

The Peerless brand of motorcars was based in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1900 to 1931 when the luxury marque was badly affected by the onset of the Great Depression. In 1933 with the end of alcohol prohibition, the factory was turned into a brewery.

Singapore harbor day trips poster, 1913

Presumably those boats weren't the ones used for sightseeing.  It seems the poles were the means of propulsion.

Air New Zealand Saab 340

For details, see the book The Aircraft of Air New Zealand and affiliates since 1940.

African roadsign

A sign which you would need to stop to read fully, and then ponder why there should be such a stipulation...  Most buses and a lot of trucks would be longer than 10.5 metres (34.5 ft).