Thursday, 30 September 2010

Nicholson Bridge, Pennsylvania, U. S. A.

Nicholson Bridge often known as the Tunkhannock Viaduct is located at Nicholson, Pennsylvania. Built between 1912 - 1915 on the Lackawanna Railroad is a awesome structure still called one of the wonders of the world. It was the largest concrete bridge in U.S.A when it opened and remained so for the next 50 years. In 1977, the bridge was listed on the National Register for Historic Places. The 724 meter long and 91 meter tall bridge is owned by Canadian pacific Railway.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Antofagasta & Bolivia Railway Company, Chile.

An interesting assembly of industrial architecture built in 1885 by the former Antofagasta Nitrate and Railway Company & the Bolivia Railway Company are shown on this card. A neo -classical style, appreciated in woden window and doorframes finished with Guayaquil cane and lime plaster. Buildings now given a National Monument stats.

Old Beijing Qianmen Train Station, China.

This is a picture of the station in 1930. The station was opened in 1906. At the time of its opening it was the biggest train station in China, but in 1958 it was closed down, already dwarfed by the demand of a "new China". This station was replaced by the Beijing Train Station, which is still in use today.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Beijing West Railway Station, China.

Opened in January 1996, this is one of the largest modern railway stations in the whole of Asia. The main part of the station occupies a total area of 500,000 sq meters, containing 15 floors above the ground and 2 floors underground.The main building, 102 meters high, is of pseudo - classic style of the ancient capital and unique features of modern China. It is one of the grandest constructions in Beijing.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Great British Railways - Liner Class A 1.

This London North East Region Class A1 locomotive, "Royal Lancer" was in service in the 1920's. The most famous Liner Class A 1 locomotive was the "Flying Scotsman", the first steam engine in UK to reach 100mph. All of the were modernised in the 1930's and was in service until the 1960's.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Montparnasse Train Accedent, Paris, France.

On 22nd October 1895, at 4pm, the train (Loco 721) coming from Grandville at a speed between 40 - 60 KM per hour was unable to stop and smashed into a wall of the Montparnasse train station facade in Paris. It broke through the buffers of the railway tracks and continued on 15 meters beyond the tracks, coming to a hault at Rennes square.