Wallowing in nostalgia is a privilege of getting older, but is it really nostalgia if it happened before you were born? Probably.
Here is link to a blog with a post about the Spirit of Progress train. As well as the train being absolutely gorgeous, the details and the short embedded video are interesting.
The blog itself, I Wear a Hat is in itself is quite a find and I shall subscribe.
And just when too much nostalgia is not enough, Ann O'dyne recently pointed me in the direction of this blog, a gay guy in Murrumbeena who posts lots of scans from old homemaker magazines. Great photos and a good laugh, if slightly in horror.