Thursday, August 28, 2014
This article on the stuff website a couple of days ago reveals that a high proportion of motorists don't bother with basic maintenance such as changing oil and filters and general tuning. The consequences are much faster rates of wear and deterioration - and higher fuel consumption, so it is false economy. Unbelievably up to a quarter also ignore low oil warning lights.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
|a Santa Fe passenger train in the 1940s|
at 9:30 PM
Well, the initial volunteers were mostly slaughtered so more men are needed. As long as you're between 19 and 40 (or you're an old soldier up to 45) and are over 5'2" (1.57 metres) you'll do. You'll actually get paid while you're alive and in the likely event that you're killed the wife will get a separation allowance for 26 weeks and then a pension - so what are you waiting for?
at 7:44 PM
A postcard issued by the ARHS (South Australia) showing one of the class of 10 (road numbers 710-719) with a passenger train between Ambleside and Bridgewater, possibly just before it was withdrawn in 1967.
The locos were built by SAR's Islington workshops for 5'3" gauge in 1929: 176 tons total weight; 75'7.75" (23.06 metres) length overall; 57" (1.48 metre) drivers, 2 cylinders 22" (0.56 metres) (diameter) x 28 inches (0.71 metres) (stroke); tractive effort 40,400 lbs (179.7 kN).
at 7:03 PM
|Seen in Mildura, 1926.|
at 2:00 PM