Monday, 31 December 2012
The Sentosa Monorail was a monorail system which served as one of the main means of transportation within the island of Sentosa in Singapore. The monorail system commenced operations in 1987 and ceased operations in 2005 to make way for the New Sentosa Express monorail. Much of the track and all of the rolling stock were sold as scrap. Although most of the track was dismantled, a section of the original track was kept to serve as an elevated walkway for Sentosa's Nature Walk, and one can still see a small section of track along Siloso Beach heading into the forest today.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Leuven Railway Station is one of the busiest of Belgium. There are frequent direct trains to and from many other cities in Belgium. For many visitors the station is the entrance hall to the city. Underground and under the roof two wide connections link the borough of Kessel-lo with Leuven and provide access to the many hundreds of trains that link Leuven with its numerous neighbouring cities. On the Leuven side of the station there is a very spacious station square. Under this you will find the most beautiful and pleasant underground car park in Belgium.
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Friday, 21 December 2012
On 6th September 2012 I have written in detail about the Trams in Hongkong. This vintage view in the postcard shows what the trams looked like in the days gone by. The back of the postcard states " Colonial double - decker trams presented a convenient way to hop for shopping on Des Voeux Road where it was a mecca for shoppers". I believe the statement is true even today for shoppers in Hongkong.
Friday, 14 December 2012
On the reverse of the postcard it simply states – “Express train derailed Dampeflokomotive of 1894 before the Good Shed. Aarau was hinged between Northeastern Railway and Central Railway”
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
The Electric Tram Museum Amsterdam (EMA) is a local railway which is operated with historic trams between Haarlemmermeerstation, Amstelveen and Bovenkerk. This is the last remaining part of the former Haarlemmermeer Railways. Many vintage trams are preserved in this museum and there is a line where visitors can ride on the preserved trams.
From left to right: a tram to Oegstgeest (from Leiden, the Netherlands), a tram from Rotterdam and a tram to Amsterdam central station.
Monday, 10 December 2012
The Great Western Railway Iron Duke Class (Top Left) was a class of broad gauge steam locomotives for express passenger train work. The prototype locomotive, Great Western, was built in April 1846. They were in service until about 1885. Many of the nameplates can be seen at the National Railway Museum and at Swindon Railway Museum.
Steam Locomotive, Gt Western Railway, No 6000 "King George V", (Top Right) was built at Swindon in 1927 and withdrawn from service in 1962. The locomotive is preserved at the National Railway Museum. The locomotive was the first of the "King" Class locomotives.
British Rail’s Class 52, Loco No D 1013 “ Western Ranger” (Bottom Left) is a diesel hydraulic locomotive built for the Western Region of British Railway between 1961 and 1964. All were given two-word names, the first word being Western; thus the type became known as Westerns. Western Ranger was withdrawn from service is in 1977 and is preserved.
The Inter City 125 (Bottom Right) was the brand name of British Rail’s High Speed Train (HST) fleet, introduced in 1976. After three decades, the majority of the HST fleet is still in front-line revenue service, even though Inter City 125 brand name is no longer in use. The HST still forms the backbone of express services on several British main lines. Most are expected to be replaced within the next 10 years.