Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Swedish Aerotransport company poster, 1930


A.B. Aerotransport (ABA) was Sweden's first airline company, founded in 1924, and one of the aviation companies which eventually merged to form Scandinavian Airlines Systems (see earlier posts).

Deutsche Reichsbahn poster, Germany, 1930s


"Always faster" -- it seems to depict the Fliegende Hamburger (see earlier posts).

United Air Lines 'Mainliner' poster circa 1950


Depicting a Douglas DC-6B?

Monday, September 25, 2017

a Prussian P8 ten wheeler at Horb am Neckar, Germany, 1968


Crossing the rail bridge over the Neckar River.  In DB service this prolific series was denoted class 38.  The second car behind the boxcar may be for parcels. See earlier posts.

Dutch passenger rail travel poster, 1939

"Venture out with a weekend round trip ticket from Saturday till Monday"

Hummer H2


"The Hummer H2 is arguably the car most responsible for causing General Motors’ most recent bankruptcy and subsequent government bailout. For some reason, GM executives believed what the American car market needed most was a $65,000 four-seater SUV with a fuel efficiency of a wallet-draining ten miles per gallon. As gas prices soared in the mid-2000s, people quit buying the gas guzzling Hummer H2s and its bigger brother the Hummer, and GM stock values plummeted."

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Saturday, September 23, 2017