Curbside Classic Archive: Trains, Planes and Ships

North American Trains

1907 Baldwin   Craig Dickson

Pennsylvania RR GG1 (& DB E18/E19/ÖBB 1018): Two of The Greatest Electric Locomotives Ever   Paul N

Pennsylvania RR GG1 #4935   Kevin Martin

1934 Pennsylvania RR GG1: Power Meets Style   Big Paws

1937 Plymouth ML Locomotive: The Other Plymouth   JunkHarvester

UP Big Boy 4014 or LNER Pacific 4468 ‘Mallard’: Your Call   Roger Carr     Update: In Working Order    Big Paws

1942-44 Southern Pacific AC12 Class 4-8-8-2: A Different Way Forward   Big Paws

1949-62 Budd RDC: Self Propelled Railcars To The Rescue   Robert Swartz

1949-70 California Zephyr: A Silver Thread Across America   Big Paws

The Birth Of The GM/EMD Two-Stroke Diesel Engine   Paul N

1955 Union Pacific EMD E9: The Last Of The Classic Diesel Streamliners   Paul N

UK Trains

1896 Glasgow Subway Car No. 1: Simply Different   Big Paws

1927 Great Western King Class 4-6-0 No 6000 King George V: Combining Innovation And Tradition   Big Paws

1938 LMS Princess-Coronation Pacific No 6229 Duchess Of Hamilton: Greatness Out Of Chaos   Big Paws

1941-46 Southern Railway Merchant Navy & West Country / Battle Of Britain Pacifics   Big Paws

UP Big Boy 4014 or LNER Pacific 4468 ‘Mallard’: Your Call   Roger Carr

1951 British Railways 7P Pacific No 70000 Britannia: Nationalised Pride   Big Paws

1951 British Railways EM1 No 26020: Forgotten Progress   Big Paws

1960 British Railways 9F 2-10-0 No 92220 Evening Star: Steam Ends On A High   Big Paws

1960 British Railways Metro Cammell ‘Blue Pullman’: Another Forgotten Pioneer   Big Paws

1961 British Rail Class 55 Deltic Diesel Locomotive: A Distinctive Roar Of Confidence   Roger Carr

1962 British Railways / Brush Class 47: From InterCity to Merry Go Round to International Rescue   Big Paws

1963 British Railways Western Class Diesel Hydraulic D1015 ‘Western Champion’: Determined To Be Different   Big Paws

1976 British Rail Inter City 125 High Speed Train: Still Setting The Standard   Big Paws

1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train: So Near, Yet So Far   Big Paws

1992 Ffestiniog Railway ‘Double Fairlie’ Dafydd Lloyd George / David Lloyd George   Big Paws

2008 A1 Class Pacific 600163 Tornado: Yes, This Really Is Britain’s Newest Express Locomotive   Big Paws

Continental European Trains

The Bergbahnen Of The Berner Oberland   Big Paws

PRR GG1 (and DB E18/19) The Greatest Electric Locomotives Ever  PN

1953 Krauss-Maffai V200: The VW Bus’ 2200 HP Big Brother – And It Had Four Mechanical Gears Too   Paul N

Train Stations and Museums

St. Pancras Station: Industrial Revolution Meets Gothic Revival   Big Paws

St. Louis Museum of Transportation Part 1     Revisited   Jason Shafer


Airplanes and Aviation (North American)

1967 Aero Commander S-2D: Stick & Rudder Down In The Corn   Ed Stembridge

Avro CF-100 Canuck: Clunking Up For 30 Years   VinceC

Boeing 377 Stratocruiser: The Stratocruiser Captain’s Kapitän   Paul N

Boeing 737-200: Once As Common As a Taurus   Constellation

Douglas DC-8: The Trip Of A Lifetime   Paul N

1957 Piper Tri-Pacer: Shades of La Femme?   Ed Stembridge

The Birth Of An Automatic People Mover (Dulles Airport)   Kevin Martin

The Mobile Lounges of Dulles Airport   Lynne Vogt

Airplanes and Aviation (South American)

Bolivian T-33: The Endless Duty  Rubens

The Brazilian Air Force And The Planes That Defined Us. Part One: War Time     Part Two: Peace Time   Rubens

Airplanes and Aviation (European and other)

1937 Vickers Wellington: Bomber Command’s Only Ever-Present   Big Paws

1943 De Havilland DH-98 Mosquito: The Wooden Wonder That Rewrote The Rulebook   Big Paws

De Havilland DH.114 Heron: The Last Of Its Kind Still Flying   JunkHarvester

De Havilland Comet: Britain Pushes Aviation Boundaries, Maybe A Bit Too Far    Big Paws

1945 Avro Lancaster B1: Even More Than The Sports Car, This Is The Shape Of Freedom   Roger Carr

1960 Avro Vulcan B2 XH558: The Empire’s Last Stand   Big Paws

BAC/Sud Aviation Concorde: Before You Leave, You Arrive   Roger Carr

1940 Hawker Hurricane & Supermarine Spitfire: The Planes Of “The Few”   Big Paws

Bristol Type 170 Freighter   Roger Carr

1957 Sud Aviation Caravelle: Dawn Of The Modern Commercial Jet   Ed Stembridge

1962 Vickers VC-10: A Great Step Backwards In Aviation   Big Paws

1968 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3: When It Is Easier To Stop And Land Than It Is To Land And Stop   Roger Carr


Ships, Boats, Subs, etc.

175 Years of Cunard in Liverpool   Roger Carr

1906 Cunard RMS Mauretania: Ambition and Innovation Combine In The First Modern Ocean Liner  Big Paws

MS Gripsholm: Some Are Born Great, Some Achieve Greatness, and Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them   Robert Kim

YT-146 “Hoga”: A Small But Historically Significant Boat   TBM3FAN

1947 Paddle Steamer Waverley: The Last Seagoing Paddle Steamer In The World   Big Paws

SS United States: Will The World’s Fastest Ocean Liner Be Saved?   Paul N

USS Burrfish (SSR-312): A Deep Dive Into The History Of The Radar Picket Submarine   Ed Stembridge

Diesel-Electric Submarines Part 1: World’s Biggest Hybrids   Part 2: Acceleration From Zero To ??   Lee Wilcox

1963 Huron 17′ Wood Canoe   DougD

1968 Chris Craft 35′ Commander: Dream Boat   Tom Klockau

1998 Lakeview 53′ Houseboat: “Dances With Fire”   Dave Skinner