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Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 4, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Cosmic, I thought the same thing and went to look at mine and then decided to post. Train gage is different as well. Most of the old pics I post are ones I had access to as a teacher. I would use them in teaching with powerpoint. I wish I could give proper credit to the photographers or collections; but I have lost track over time.
Other local transportation snafu:
Royal Canadian AF biplane crash 1920
Royal Canadian AF biplane crash 1920
Credit: Tarpley

other local transportation
Steamboat Pactolus 1884.  Steamboats came up the Chattahoochee River t...
Steamboat Pactolus 1884. Steamboats came up the Chattahoochee River to stop here from Appalacholia FL. This was as far north navigable on the river.
Credit: Tobia

The Fannie Fearn 1887 across the river lies Sweet Home Alabama. <br/>
The Fannie Fearn 1887 across the river lies Sweet Home Alabama.

Credit: Tobia

Credit: Tobia

The average number of trips in a steamboat's short life was a remarkably low 20 trips as they were lost in the treacherous navigation of the river and the dangers of boiler explosions. Locals made and lost fortune's insuring the main cargo of cotton and the ships themselves. I used to have a figure for the cost of building one; but can't locate it now.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 4, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
Here's a cool shot of a local train used for troop movement at Fort Benning.
Credit: Tobia

Local train schedule from late 1800's. The Midland train station was at the border of my property.
you can now find as many payphones as you could telegraphs in 1895.
you can now find as many payphones as you could telegraphs in 1895.
Credit: Tobia
The Midland Masonic Hall & Mercantile Store and the Midland Train Depo...
The Midland Masonic Hall & Mercantile Store and the Midland Train Depot, 1945. That is a coffin factory in between the depot and lodge. The Masonic Lodge is still used today, the other buildings are long gone as well as the RR track. The road is paved.
Credit: Tobia
My last walk on the tracks before they pulled them up in 1992.  My dog...
My last walk on the tracks before they pulled them up in 1992. My dog Ziggy and another dog of a friend are with me. RR station would have been directly to the left.
Credit: Tobia

other local railroad pictures
Man of War, Southern Railway passenger train, that I rode as a kid on ...
Man of War, Southern Railway passenger train, that I rode as a kid on several adventures.
Credit: Tobia

Chattahoochee Valley Railroad 1961
Chattahoochee Valley Railroad 1961
Credit: Tom Sink

My favorite local transportation pictures (posted before)
Mule on Broadway, soldiers are on weekend leave from Ft. Benning.
Mule on Broadway, soldiers are on weekend leave from Ft. Benning.
Credit: Tobia
Credit: Tobia
and the cops that chased them:
Credit: Tobia
both of the above are from 1909
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Dec 4, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
Credit: Banquo
A few years ago one of my students went on an end of summer trip to the mountains with three friends. Not experienced mountaineers but they did climb a 3rd class peak. On the way down one of them fell on some old icy snow in a gulley and unfortunately did not survive. A few months later my student wanted to go back and asked me to go in support. So I went with two of them. It had snowed since the accident so I fitted them out with axes and crampons and going in we went over the basics of safe snow and ice travel. When we got within sight of the bottom of the gulley where the kid fell, I stopped and they went on alone. I took this image as they returned to me.
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 4, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
Banquo, nice photo; but sad story. I pass a place pretty often where a friend died years ago and it gives me the hibbie jibbies when I see it. I kind of look around, above and below.
MisterE

Social climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
I feel this is appropriate since the "Lincoln" movie just came out:







And of course the lore:

http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/07/the_lincoln_death_train.html
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 5, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
Goat Canyon Trestle
Goat Canyon Trestle
Credit: StahlBro
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:49am PT

A few more pics from the album I found

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Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 6, 2012 - 01:00am PT
Sawtooth Idaho Potatoes!
Sawtooth Idaho Potatoes!
Credit: Fritz
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:33am PT
Why does this sh!t keep happening to me?

Skate blow out
Skate blow out
Credit: grover
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
I luv my new iPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I luv my new iPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Credit: Reilly
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Good one, Reilly!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:37pm PT

photo not found
Missing photo ID#277612
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
Credit: guido
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Dec 9, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
This the 101, Old Wooden Rincon Hwy
This the 101, Old Wooden Rincon Hwy
Credit: Onewhowalksonrocks

This road was taken out in a storm. Then they built the one we know today. This is the Rincon Hwy north of Ventura Ca.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 9, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
That is a powerful photo and story Banquo (the one about your students). Appreciate it.

Eric
tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Dec 9, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
Those old vintage photos are great Thank You!!
Cosmic....very cool find Bro!!
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Dec 12, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
Who did this???
Who did this???
Credit: Edge
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 12, 2012 - 04:25pm PT
Edge, gud one! Those damned Slap-tailed River Rats!

So we had 'gone up the river' in Alaska. Found us a real nice sand bar
and started to set up camp. After getting the tent up and the beer safely
arranged in the river we took a little walk. The nearest tree just above
us on the bank was a huge Cottonwood - at least 3' in diameter. The damned
rats had chewed through all but about 8"! God knows what was holding it up!
I proclaimed, "No way I'm sleeping here tonight with this still standing.
The odds might be in our favor but just in case ol' Murphy snuck into one
of the river bags that Cottonwood is coming down." And down it went after
very few wacks.

I well understand being deprived of the satisfaction of the felling but was
it really necessary for those guys to spend the whole night slapping
their tails on the water just yards from our tent?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 12, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Harvest at Floyd Trail's
Harvest at Floyd Trail's
Credit: zBrown
Gene

climber
Dec 12, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
Credit: Gene
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