Thursday, February 22, 2018

an ice car, literally, Russia


Volchansk, the smallest Russian town to have a tram

It has been in operation since 31 December 1951. The system consists of one line which is 7.6 km long (some of it with an interurban character) in the 5ft Russian gauge and has 5 tramcars.  There are 13 stops. The town's population is about 10,400.

Volchansk tram from victorprofessor on Vimeo.

1928 Peerless sedan and La Salle coupe

1949 Plymouth Woody Station Wagon

More pics

tram on Mt Eden Road, Auckland, 1910s

With Mt Eden in the background. This location was a popular one for postcard producers, see earlier posts and of course, our books.

FS 636 at Brenner with a Süd-Tirol train

Close to the Italian border with Austria, see earlier posts.  Info on the loco

'a real book is so much better than a smartphone'

'Ka Country'

Many readers will recognise this Ian Lewis painting as it was on the cover of the first edition of The Railways of New Zealand: a journey through history from 1990, one of our most popular books.

It depicts 4-8-4 type Ka 933 with a passenger express on the North Island Main Trunk in the golden years of NZR.