Sunday, 29 June 2014

Mono Rail, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Monorail Line is an urban monorail system in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia. It opened on 31st  August 2003, with 11 stations running 8.6 km on two parallel elevated tracks. It connects the Kula Lumpur Central transport hub with the  “Golden Triangle” According to Ministry of Transport statistics, the annual ridership in 2008 was 21,765,233.  On 1 March 2012, KL Monorail was integrated with the Ampang Line light rail transit when the "paid-up" or restricted areas of the Hang Tuah monorail and LRT stations and Titiwangsa monorail and LRT stations, were physically linked up, allowing transfers without the need to buy new tickets.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Amsterdam Central Railway Station (1910), Netherlands.

This  is a view of Amsterdam Central Railway Station in 1910. The station structure remains the same even after 100 years, but the surroundings have changed. I have written about Amsterdam Central Station in one of my previous posts on 6th July 2010. You can compare this view with my previous posts and see the difference in the surroundings.

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.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Steam Locomotive 03 - 131, Germany.

Photo: M. Pohlmann

Preserved steam locomotive from 1933, nr 03-131. Photographed in 2005, the locomotive is on display at German Steam Locomotive Museum at Neuenmarkt. Known as The Little 01, in 1972 the tender of this locomotive was painted with the Olympic Rings and was stationed at the Munich Main Railway Station during the Summer Olympics  of 1972.

Colorado & Southern # 9950-A, U.S.A.

Elegant Colorado & Southern Locomotive # 9950 - A, a stainless steel E 5 class locomotive hold "Texas Zephyr" for boarding in this gleaming night. Sadly fewer than a dozen sleek E5's were ever built, all before WW II, and all for Burlington Railroads.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Chamborigaud Viaduct, France.

Chamborigaud in Southern France  is known for the stunning viaduct, designed by Charles Dombre, the construction of which ended in 1867. Unlike most other bridges of this type, the curve of the Viaduct of Chamborigaud faces upstream. The Clermont Nimes Railway lines run over this viaduct.