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
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
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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
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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Photographer: Andreas Feininger
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After studying the pictorial legacy of the Left, it's time to see what goods the State had been able to deliver.Continue
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Slovenská strela (Slovak Arrow) diesel motor coach M290 Class, built by Tatra in 1936, was a unit of the Czechoslovak railways (ČSD).
Only two units were manufactured, obviously inspired by the Flying…Continue
Maurizio Pagliano (right) was born in Porto San Maurizio, Imperia on October 11, 1890 from Italian father and German mother. He begun the war with the rank of lieutenant and immediately distinguishes himself as an expert pilot on Caproni bi- and tri-motors.… Continue
New Zealander Burt Munro rode this 1920 Indian Scout-based streamliner (our understanding is that this bike has the original 1920 Indian frame and shell no.3) to a record 183.586mph at Bonneville in 1967.…
"These artistic posters borrowed elements from Western design and often incorporated bold slogans with political, economic and educational themes."
Lights out, everybody.
On Miskatonic Mondays, we celebrate the "weird" fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror that it spawned.
HP Lovecraft's Herbert West: Reanimator has been already published in our community.This wonderful story has a significant impact on the 'zombie' genre in general and, specifically, on the modern… Continue
Mercury was the name used by the New York Central Railroad for a family of daytime streamliner passenger trains operating between midwestern cities.Continue
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Their story begins as early as in August 1914 when Villehad Forssman, a Swedish engineer who worked in Germany for Prince Sigismund von Hohenzollern, started to build a close copy of the Russian… Continue
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This is one of the most unusual cars built in 1930s:
It was developed from Panoramique series with their "transparent" front pillars. Dynamic retained small curved windows in its windshield pillars but got completely new streamline body, designed by Louis Bionnier, with massive fenders and lavishly decorated hood.
It was the largest unibody car ever built.…Continue
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One of the first really successful and popular petrol lighters has been produced in Austria after an American design since 1919 (the US patent, issued in 1912, was fully registered in Vienna only in 1922). IMCO lighters bore close resemblance to their improvised brethren from the Great War trenches, usually made of bullet- and small-caliber shell cartridges:…
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The (former) Daily Telegraph Building (Fleet Street, London; architects: Elcock & Sutcliffe with Thomas Tait; built in 1928). Photo by… Continue
F.P.1 (Flying Platform Number One) was the name of a 1931 novel written by noted science fiction and fantasy writer/director Curt Siodmak, best known as the creator of the… Continue
Sphere-wheeled car - Reiji Iizuka, 1936
Hardy's were a subsidiary of the Associated Equipment Co. Ltd. (AEC), and they had provided petrol and diesel engined shunting locomotives in addition to four- and six-wheel drive lorries and tractors through their associated company, the Four Wheel Drive Lorry Company. Cleaver was a man of considerable… Continue