Mar 26, 2015
Wilmington, CA, circa 1995
Wow. That is in rough condition!
A good friend of mine, David M. See took this shot in April of 1993. He passed away in 2000. Sure do miss him, he took wonderful photos.
Here is another one from the same day.
One of those slides.
These high nose GP-9s were ex D&RGW units. Here they are way out in West Texas near Fort Stockton in April of 1993.
Dave M. See photo.
Nice photo. The background scenery is interesting...
This is how many folks picture all of Texas to be.
David M. See photo.
Just noting that old geologic formation in back. Looks like remnant of a very ancient volcano.
That would be an ant mound. Everything is BIG in Texas. At least that is what they have been telling me since I moved here.
So True. I used to hear that Vermont was bigger than Texas if you flattened it out.
Up here in the Rockies, we call that little thing a speck of dust.
I know I have posted this here in the past, but I haven't done any railfanning for a long time and thought I would put it here again. Mt. Rainier Scenic in 2012, imitating old tyme photogs.
At left front of the 70, Engineer- Tim Daubert. He's a bit thinner now.
Ok - finally - as promised:
4449 on its 2001 trip through Washington State - specifically the Yakima area - in these shots:
In these next few, let's pay no attention to the fact of the pics being taken out the window or through the windshield of a moving vehicle...
Another of our favorite fireman!
This is one of my favorite shots of all time - in fact, I have a black and white print of it hung in my living room:
Some passenger cars...
..aaandd .. that's all folks.
Now to see if it will let me post all those at once ..
Actually no .. I chopped 5 of the 25 posted, it will only allow 20 at a time.
Brevity is the essence of wit - I doubt anyone will miss those five. More or less duplicates.
Ever been to Willits, CA?
They have the Skunk Train ..
MaxDaemon, thanks for posting those! 4449 looks good in any colors. Wheelihan gets another publicity shot, too. It's so sad that those Montana based passenger cars were sold, otherwise the 4449 might get out more often, as in the days when they were available. Now it 's necessary to contact private car owners and pay for transport to Portland and back as well as the trips.
That third shot is just at a perfect angle, and the couple at the grade crossing are excellent.
From one of my Kodachromes, HAGER Tower in Hagerstown, MD taken July 1982 in all of its "Armstrong" glory. HAGER has long since been razed. The Hagerstown Roundhouse complex as seen in the background survived for several more decades, but it too is now gone. I'm not sure which railroad operated HAGER, but I will guess it was the PRR. Perhaps Boxcab has a train order from here that will help. Is that the Ops' Chevy Corvair?