The best example is the tube system in the capital of Czech Republic. The Prague pneumatic post (Pražská potrubní pošta) is the world's last preserved municipal pneumatic post system. It is an underground system of metal tubes under the wider… Continue
There was a lot of action.
And turning the world upside down was so easy:
More comic-like Dieselpunk graphic work but, then again, does Dieselpunk has to be serious only ?
Purists will call it semi-streamline, but in 1929 its curved shrouding seemed revolutionary. It was built three years before the… Continue
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With no other purpose than to impress the enemy with this ultimate demonstration of military strength, the SS Leviathan, showpiece of the Empire's fleet, is paraded along the streets of Megalopolis for the greatest pleasure of a jubilant mob.
Tonight, war is…
FWD trucks (here "FWD" is for company name) were not something new for the military: during WWI US Army used a large number of these vehicles. Here's 1917 FWD B-type truck:
Today, a small collection of magazine covers, posters, propaganda and commercial ads, mostly from Paul Malon's wonderful Photostream:…Continue
For any dedicated museum-crawler, the capital of Austria is a true paradise.
Art museums of any kind you like, Military Museum, Technical Museum, world's only Globes Museum... and the Tramway Museum in an old brownstone shed, just five minutes walk from Schlachthausgasse subway station.
In the courtyard there are historic tramcars ready for a sightseeing tour:…
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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A jet engine powered car (loosely) based on the 1937 Ford Coupe Roadster.
It was envisaged in 17th century by Denis Papin, French physicist and mathematician who also invented the pressure cooker. Two centuries later the idea has been materialized by the Scottish engineer William Murdoch in the 19th century and was later developed by… Continue
"According to "The Golden Years of Trucking" published by the Ontario Trucking Association in 1976, this was a gas-electric four-wheel-drive truck built by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Co. of Windsor, Ontario. It had an electric motor on each wheel, was 20 feet long and had an 81-inch track. The four cylinder engine produced 20 HP. The… Continue
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From the covers of Astounding Magazine - 1940…
Lights out, everybody.
On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror that it spawned.
This week, we put the spotlight on HP Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness.
Written in March 1931 and published as pulp-sized issues of Astounding Stories in February - April 1936, this milestone work was the first to tie together different aspects of what would later be called "The Mythos" into…Continue
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Gorgeous, isn't it. You're looking at a F7 Hudson Hiawatha on the right and an Atlantic Hiawatha on the left.
Yes, the Milwaukee Road rocket is steaming up for a rapid flight across Wisconsin to your destination in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Aaaa'll aboard!
The steam driven Hiawatha was the signature passenger train for the CM&SP Milwaukee Road…Continue
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