More transport video clips

Stage 2 students continue their investigation into the history of transport.

Sydney Trains Vlogs special: Red Set F1 test run

Japanese high speed bullet train

Futuristic straddling bus allows cars running underneath

Future transportation technology / China straddling bus HD

In the final days before Sydney’s Monorail ceased on 30th June 2013, Powerhouse Museum staff filmed the ride from the driver’s cab. The Powerhouse has acquired this cab and a carriage for its collection:

Driving Sydney’s Monorail

J.A.Y. Walker Deceased (1950). [Re-released for Walk to Work Day, 2012.]

Built environments and interior design

This term, Stage 2 students are investigating aspects of Built environments in their science lessons. In the library, we shall extending this work by exploring the interior designs of: railway carriages, aeroplanes, ferries and cars. Also, how do people move within the interior of a built environment? ie. stairs, escalators, lifts/elevators.

German ICE train ICE 122 interior – Frankfurt HBF – Amsterdam Centraal

Airline: the story of Pan Am – YouTube trailer version

How to design an aircraft cabin

Simara ACE – ACE link – ferry exterior styling and interior design

Making of BMW i3: interior design [electric car]

20 attractive wooden staircase design

Spiral staircase design | Beautiful collection of staircase designs as modern interior

Sydney wooden escalator at Wynyard (Walkabouter’s guide) #84 [railway station]

And if you’ve ever wondered where the Wynyard Station wooden escalators originally came from…

Luna Park big slide [Coney Island, Milson’s Point]

Elevators – How do they do it?

Otis traction scenic red elevators @ Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles CA

Elevator machine room tour: 1965 Otis gearless traction elevator relay logic unit

Beautiful 100 year old Van Emon elevator @ Golden Gate Hotel San Francisco CA

Tiny vintage Curtis traction elevator @ 100 W 23rd st New York City New York

London’s Underground and New York’s Subway

Next year, our school celebrates its 150th anniversary. Last year, the London Underground train network celebrated 150 years.

Engineering the London Underground

The secret station – Aldwych [London, UK]

In New York City, USA, the underground (and above ground) train network is called the Subway:

TourTips New York: How to ride the Subway

Researching Museum Railway Station

City Circle Loop
City Circle Loop signage, Museum Station, Sydney, NSW.

3 Museum Station

A Flickr slideshow about Museum Station, Sydney, is HERE. Stage 2 students are researching underground railway systems as part of their science and technology unit, Buildings and Bridges.

And on through the underground stations (and Circular Quay) of Sydney’s City Circle Loop:

City Circle hi def hi speed

Let it snow!

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students are learning about the season of winter this week. After reading “What-a-Mess in winter” by Frank Muir & Joseph Wright, which is set during the approach of Christmas festivities in England, we investigated these two Youtube video clips:

Spectacular footage – Train plowing through deep snow Arthur’s Pass

Snow flakes

Closer to home…

Penrith snowman in a hailstorm

Here’s a Photo Peach slideshow from the day that Penrith Public School had a freak summer hailstorm, turning a typical December day into a winter wonderland!

Penrith PS in December: a white Christmas