The Bridge at Dozan, Bolan Pass, near Quetta, Pakistan

The Bridge at Dozan, Bolan Pass, near Quetta, Pakistan
The bridge carried both road and rail over a creek bed. The bed had to be dug out by hand over many days, with much help freely given by locals. Click on the photo and scroll down, to bring up the story of this bridge. Go to: to find more.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Internal Makeover Gathers Pace

Looking forward: the Chateau Tanunda Brandy ad. is still there 60 years later, and the signwriting: "To Stop Bus pull signal cord once when approaching the stop required" (doh!).  The lines in the floor are the removable hatches to get at clutch, gearboxes, etc.

Downstairs looking back: original 1940s lamps.  Notice green frames which held the ads. for Vincents APC powders: (Aspirin Phenacetin Caffeine).  Addictive and very bad for your liver. Bored housewives lived on them. Now banned. And ads. for funeral homes, and terylene, and Griffiths Brothers teas (no relation).   Remarkable how little has had to change inside to make a very liveable mobile home. The paint colours could revert to brown trims white ceiling and tan fleck finish on the linings, original seats could go back in and the conductor could step on, pull the bell cord twice (one for stop, two for go, three for emergency stop) and away to Newport beach on route 187

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