Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive No 9, U. S. A.

Photo: John B Hungerford

In this bucolic scene, Southern Pacific narrow gauge Second No 9 traverses Owens Valley on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Number 9 heads along right of way staked out almost 80 years earlier as the Carson & Colorado Railroad - the narrow gauge extension of Nevada's Virginia & Truckee Railway. In April 1960, No 9 was towed on April 26 by "Little Giant" to the Laws Railroad Museum at Bishop, California where she has remained ever since.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

2 - 8 - 2 No 104 Steam Locomotive of Fruit Growers Supply Company, U. S. A.

Photo: John B Hungerford

The cold, crisp air in Westwood, California sets off a plume of white steam as Fruit Growers Supply 2-8-2 No 104 goes about its business on this winter's day (Feb 1956) in the mountains. Its days are numbered, by the end of the year this whole operation at Westwood will be closed down, a remnant of the once mighty and affluent Red River Lumber Company. Bif 2-8-2 No 104 was one of the last acquisitions by Red River Lumber, arriving in 1943

Komsomolskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Russia.

The construction of  the  Metro station at  Komsomolskaya  began on May 1933, and opened the same month two years later in 1935. The station was built with an unusual upper gallery above the platform on the Sokolnicheskaya Line (line № 1) to help the rush of people. One of the architect of the project wrote that the station has been thought as one of the busiest one in Moscow and the gate of the city for many visitors, so it needed to be designed as to give the best first impression of the capital as possible.

Snaefell Mountain Railway, Isle of Man.

Photo: Albert Lowe

Snaefell Mountain Railway Tramcar No 3 near Bungalow Station on 6th December 1994 during trials in preperation for Snaefell Mountain Railway Centenary in 1995.
This postcard is one of 3000 limited edition postcards.

Estrada De Ferro, Brasil.

The Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil was one of the principal railways of Brazil, uniting the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais.  The steel bridge is located in Ponte Sao Joao along the railway line.