"Only when the last tree has been cut down, only when the last river has been poisoned, only when the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."
American Indian proverb.
The PRR GG1 is a class of electric locomotives that was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad for use in the northeastern United States.
The GG1 was designed by the Pennsylvania Railroad based on the need for a locomotive that could pull more than 12 to 14 passenger cars. The railroad thought it had designed the perfect electric passenger locomotive, the P-5a (shown below), but as the P-5a…Continue
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He rammed an enemy plane at the cost of his own life. Thus he made history - for the second time in less than a year. Two milestones in the history of aviation - "dead loop" and air ramming - are inseparable from his name.
Pyotr Nesterov was a… Continue
I've hidden a Halloween treat on the Dieselpunks website.
Post a trick here with something related to Halloween (a picture, a song, a video, etc.), and I'll send you a clue on where to find…Continue
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It looks like a part of some "cathedral", "tombstone" or "console" radio. Actually, it belongs to a very non-conformist device produced by Sparks-Withington company, the Sparton brand owners.
"The celebrated Sparton "Bluebird" 566 glass mirror… Continue
Theater box office converted into the face of Frankenstein's monster to publicize the opening of Bride of Frankenstein.
The German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch is world renowned for their robust and reliable line of handguns, submachine guns, sniper and combat rifles. During the post-war decades, H&K rose to prominence because of its successful and ubiquitous MP-5 and G-3 series, 9mm and 7.62mm respectively.
From the late 19th century until the mid 1970s Kensington High Street had three classic department stores: Barkers, Derry & Toms and Pontings.
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I'll have to hunt down the attribution for these images, but in a bit of a discussion between the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne, I located these images which speak the proverbial one thousand words. Above is the Art Deco architectural details, and below are the Streamline Moderne!…
Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.
Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave." The Adventures of Philip Marlowe runs about 25 minutes without commercials. You can listen to this blast from the past in MP3 format for free at the link below.…Continue
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Photographer: Andreas Feininger
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Noir, noir noir... and blood red. Such are the nights in Diesel City.
Thank you very much, everyone, for such a warm welcome back ! Maybe I should leave more often...