Trains of Tintin – Class 27 Diesel Locomotive

We were with "The Black Island". Tintin had taken a train pulled by an SNCF 2D2 9100 electric locomotive. He was attacked and arrested and finally escaped. His adventure took him across the English Channel into United Kingdom. If you observe the details of Herge's drawings, the colour of the passenger coaches changed to the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – Class 27 Diesel Locomotive

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Trains of Tintin – SNCF 2D2 9100

After his adventures in South America, Tintin went for his next adventure in Europe, Scotland to be specific in "The Black Island". This was one of my favourites as a train lover because it has two long sequences aboard 'modern' trains. One on mainland Europe and the second in Britain. This was the first Tintin … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – SNCF 2D2 9100

Trains of Tintin – North British 2-8-0

Tintin must be the most widely travelled person on Earth. He has visited nearly every continent on Earth. Though most widely travelled in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia; he had covered North as well as South America. His first visit to South America was in "The Broken Ear" when he travelled to … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – North British 2-8-0

Trains of Tintin – AM2 Class

After solving the mystery of "Cigars of the Pharaoh" and spending a few relaxing days at the palace of the King of Gaipajama in India, Tintin started off on his next adventure. This adventure, "The Blue Lotus" took Tintin into the China of the 1930s. A country which had been invaded by the Japanese on … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – AM2 Class

Trains of Tintin – XB Class

Tintin was seen riding; rather driving; the Pacific 4-6-2 locomotive in "Tintin in America". His next adventure took him across the globe to the Egypt, the Middle East and India in the "Cigars of the Pharaoh". Tintin had to take a flight to escape being shot by Colonel Fuad in the Middle East where he … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – XB Class

Trains of Tintin – 4-6-2 Pacific

Tintin books were published from 1930 till 1976. Over these 46 years, transportation underwent a revolution. This is very evident from the means of transport used by Tintin over the various books. The only means of travelling long distances from 1930s till the early sixties were ships. Tintin travelled across the world on various ships … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – 4-6-2 Pacific

Trains of Tintin – Barclay 0-4-0 WT

Herge wrote his first book,  "Tintin in the Land of Soviets" in 1930 and the last book "Tintin and the Picaros" in 1976. In this period, the modes of transportation underwent a revolution. While the main means of long distance travel in the 1930s were the railways on land and ships at sea, by the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – Barclay 0-4-0 WT

Trains of Tintin – Prussian P8

Tintin!, my favourite character ever. I have to return to him because Herge not only drew real cars in his books but real everything transport. So after finishing my series on "Cars of Tintin" I decided to do some find out about other vehicles in Tintin. What next topic to choose than my second love … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – Prussian P8

My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

I now move on to my next car in the series of my personal collection of scale models. The car I am describing today was part of the campaign started by Ford to beat Chevrolet in the 1950s. The marketing campaign was called the "Ford Blitz". But the result was something else. Instead of making … Continue reading My Collection – Ford Crestline Sunliner 1953

My Collection – Mercedes Benz TLF 15

Let me start with wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous 2018. Keep driving and enjoying the sites. Today I am discussing about my third Fire Engine. This is a 1950 Mercedes Benz TLF 15. This was a water tender built on a Mercedes Benz L 3500 chassis. This chassis was also manufactured … Continue reading My Collection – Mercedes Benz TLF 15