Tuesday, December 12, 2017

metre gauge mountain line between Vernayaz and Salvan, Switzerland, circa 1915


On the then 3rd rail electrified line, which still uses a cog wheel system, between Martigny and Le Chatelard, see earlier posts.

street trains in Volos, Greece, 1910s


Some info here

motorcycle fridge delivery, Vietnam


Perhaps the smaller box contains intended contents for it.

New York: 'allahu-akhbarist' injures 4 near the Port Authority bus terminal


He injured himself with burns and 3 other people also reported to local hospitals for minor injuries like ringing in the ears and headaches.

Obviously the intent of the 27-year-old Bangladeshi perpetrator was to achieve more mayhem than that, but his pipe bomb he was wearing failed to explode as he intended.

Daily Mail (UK) article

Monday, December 11, 2017

4-unit diesel lash-up on a Queensland coal train, 1984


Electrification of the main Queensland coal railways took place later that decade.  The inset shows a Harris electric multiple unit on the Melbourne suburban system.  For details of both, see the book Railway Electrification in Australia and New Zealand.

what was that crash? Ah, Deutsche Post


"Naturally according to nature"