Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Heading south with the Inangahua River visible at right. These were ex-Midland Railway Company (see the book On the Trans-Alpine Trail)
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Monday, July 24, 2017
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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi [has] inaugurated a military base in Egypt that is reportedly the largest in the Middle East.
A number of top Arab government officials, such as Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, attended the inauguration.
The Mohamed Naguib Military Base, located west of Alexandria in Al-Hamam area, was built on a military city that was first constructed in 1993.
According to the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesperson, the military base consists of more than 1,100 new or recently renovated buildings. The spokesperson added that the new base would be used for joint military exercises with other countries.
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|boats in the Nile, circa 1900|
|a MISR Airwork poster post-WW2|
|a Beech D-18-S -- info here|
|a passenger train near Memphis, 1963|
|the Cairo Metro is a standard gauge system of at present 3 lines totaling 78 km|
|Egyptian Air Force 1987 Beechcraft 1900C|
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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
At the Ngauranga Freezing Works, (a.k.a. abatoir, meatworks, slaughterhouse) which disappeared in the 1970s, and the only clue now to its existence is the former rail tunnel under the motorway to the main railway line which can be seen in the Google Streetview.
This establishment was noted for the red-stained water in the harbour where the waste was discharged -- which wouldn't be popular with today's environmental consciousness.
For more, see the book Wellington Transport Memories. (Russ Bidgood pic)
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
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