Wednesday, June 28, 2017

a Mexican 2-8-2


A KR2 class, crossing the plains of Queretaro to the north in September 1962: road number 2127 -- info here.

Paris to Milan train in the Iselle station, Italy, circa 1910


Just on the Italian side of the Simplon tunnel from Switzerland. We figure the train was hauled through the tunnel by the electric loco on the left and the steamer, a 2-8-0 type, has just been attached.

The guy in the middle, presumably a supervisor, has an impressive hat.  See earlier posts.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Leyland-Verheul buses in Amsterdam, early 1970s


bus in Frévent, France, 1919


It looks like a ladder mounted along the side -- for putting luggage on the roof maybe?

canal, tram and cars in Nantes, France


A photo from 2012.  See earlier posts on Nantes trams.

Dennis open-sided bus, 1910s


This was almost certainly a factory promotional photo.  The front seat seems a little crowded: the guy wearing the pale coat is probably the driver, but he is holding the steering wheel with his left hand only.

Monday, June 26, 2017

cars in Ginza Street, Tokyo, 1957


The same intersection as in the two previous posts with a close-up of the curved building.  The cars are British and French, although the van is probably Japanese.

traffic in Ginza Street, Tokyo, 1971


Virtually the same location as in the previous post.

traffic in Ginza Street, Tokyo, 1950s

The tramlines have since gone and most of the buildings have since been replaced with much taller ones.