Friday, September 30, 2016

for NSW railway modellers - V interurban electric sets in HO scale are available


From Auscision models -- webpage

For details on the prototypes, the book Railway Electrification in Australia and New Zealand is good.

was the Hoboken, New Jersey, train crash the work of Muslim terrorists?


Speaking to reporters at a Thursday press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raised the possibility that Thursday’s horrific train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey was somehow the work of “enemies” of the United States of America. “I would like to take this opportunity to say that these are difficult times over these past weeks and months between terrorist attacks and natural disasters,” Cuomo told the gathered crowd of reporters.

Full article

Liegnitz station twilight scene, Poland


From Google Earth. See earlier post.

Syrian rebel HQ in Daraa gets the 'allahu akbar' treatment



Although the heading says 'suicide bomber', it seems more like a stick of dynamite was thrown, and there is a clear sound of gunfire following it.

the Holland America Line 'Ryndham II' (1951)


This was 15,015 grt, had a length of 503 feet (153.3 metres) and a passenger capacity of 39 first class and 836 tourist class passengers.

More info and pics

distributed power - development of InterCityExpress drive, Germany


tram in Piazza Statuto, Turin, Italy, 1920s