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« Reply #797 on: March 05, 2021, 08:44:00 PM »
Great photo find Tim. A snappy store in England. :bravo_2:

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Re: Vintage Photo Of The Day
« Reply #803 on: March 28, 2021, 05:50:53 AM »
That 1940s Ford hauling the new car bodies, looks to be in France, no idea what make they might be.  Cannot imagine driving  on an elevated highway made of wood, my thoughts are of nails sticking up.  Very interesting pics.

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Re: Vintage Photo Of The Day
« Reply #804 on: March 30, 2021, 05:38:27 AM »
"A DIFFICULT ENGINEERING TASK: “TURING-UP”
THE STEEL CRANK SHAFT OF THE S.S. MATAI. One of the most difficult engineering jobs yet attempted at Port Chalmers was the “Turning-up'' of the steel crank shaft of the Union Steam Ship Company's S.S. Matai by Messrs Stevenson and Cook. The shaft was 21ft long, with a diameter of 16in and weighed 21 tons. To assist the big lathe to bear this weight, specially cast columns had to be placed beneath the crank to prevent any possibility of sagging.
28 JANUARY 1914"

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Re: Vintage Photo Of The Day
« Reply #805 on: April 04, 2021, 03:10:07 AM »
One of the Chesapeake & Ohio's massive Class M-1 steam turbines, #502, is seen here in Cincinnati on July 2, 1949.

Coal fired steam turbine/electric locomotive one of three. They were not successful. Coal tender at the front, cab forward conventional boiler, with the turbo-alternator behind that.

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Re: Vintage Photo Of The Day
« Reply #807 on: April 07, 2021, 01:00:28 AM »
"Victoria Wharf, Devonport. W H Cobley (at end of gangway from ferry) with W Jenkins of the Devonport Steam Ferry Company. Captain George Emirali is on the paddle cover. Paddle of the ferry Takapuna (extreme right)." 1880s

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Re: Vintage Photo Of The Day
« Reply #808 on: April 07, 2021, 01:20:38 AM »
A couple more at Devonport. 1912 and 1980's just before the wharf shed in both photos was demolished. The Kestrel was a double ended steam ferry built in 1905 with a propeller and a rudder at each end. She was re-engined with a Crossley HRL 6 diesel engine in 1951. The engine had to be stopped and started in the opposite rotation to get reverse, resulting in several instances of her crashing into the wharf at Devonport or at the Ferry Building in downtown Auckland. She was retired in 1988 then undertaking cruises and sightseeing. She was the last of the originally steam double enders to work on Auckland Harbour.

In 2002 the Kestrel was moved here to Tauranga to serve as a floating restaurant. The Kestrel changed hands again in 2010 and moved back to Auckland. In March 2016 the Kestrel broke up and sank while tethered in its Wynyard Quarter berth. She was refloated, but I suspect she will not sail again.
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