Monday, August 21, 2017

Mt Cook Airlines DC3 and Cessna 185


The Cessna was built in 1961.  For more details of this and many other aircraft, see the book The Aircraft of Air New Zealand and Affiliates since 1940 by Paul Sheehan

the SS 'Kia Ora' enters Nelson, circa 1910


This ship was built in 1907 in Belfast for the Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, 6,558 grt. In 1935 she was sold to Italy renamed Verbania.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Canadian National trains pass through the Morrissey Rock tunnel, New Brunswick


a steam-hauled 'Ocean Limited' in 1952
"the Morrissey Rock was carved out in 1874 to complete the Intercolonial Railway line from Halifax to Québec City. Without the tunnel in the Morrissey Rock it would not have been possible to fulfill the wish of the Québec City Conference of 1864 to build a railway link “ad mare usque ad mare”, from sea to sea, which eventually brought about the conditions for Confederation in 1867. At the time the tunnel was the only one of its kind in the Maritime Provinces. The first through passenger train service from Halifax to Québec City was on July 6, 1876."

Great Lakes self-discharging bulk tanker MV 'Edgar B Speer'

 This is still in use; more details

1929(?) Ford drives through flood water in Auckland, 1934