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StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
I have been riding the 50 year old train down hill for several years now ;-)

Tobia - Train wreck is on the Carizzo Gorge Railway
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
LOVE that series, Ghost. . . especially the second shot.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
Speaking of Train Wrecks...

Here is one of Several old photos I found in an abandoned miners shack near Trona.

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I even have photos of Theodore Roosevelts presidential train and photos of his parade in San Francisco in 1903
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Those are great Cosmic. Someone I work with was actually born and raised in Trona. Here is another good one.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
Theodore Roosevelt
Train

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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:30pm PT
LOVE that series, Ghost. . . especially the second shot.

Thanks Kath. With everything gray and rainy and cold here now, it was nice to pull up that reminder of last summer and post it.

This is a really wonderful thread.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:48pm PT
You're welcome, Ghost. . . great thread, indeed!

:-)
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 4, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
Thanks Stahl bro.

FDR rode his train to Warm Springs, GA just over "the mountain" from here.
Credit: NYT

FDR funeral train arriving in Atlanta 4-13-45 after it left Warm Sprin...
FDR funeral train arriving in Atlanta 4-13-45 after it left Warm Springs.
Credit: Atlantatimemachine

train wrecks?

Credit: Tobia
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 4, 2012 - 07:14pm PT
Credit: pud
Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Dec 4, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
More on train wrecks...
Credit: Tobia
Webster County, GA
Webster County, GA
Credit: Tobia

3 pictures of the local Circus Train Wreck 1915
Credit: Tobia
Credit: Tobia
Credit: Tobia

local wrong side of RR tracks
1936.  Railroad Street is still there today; but time has graciously r...
1936. Railroad Street is still there today; but time has graciously removed the fast moving freight trains and row houses from the sides of the track. The man in the middle is playing a harp.
Credit: Tobia



Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 4, 2012 - 07:50pm PT
WHOA, Tobia!
For a second there I had to take a double take.

I thought at first you had pics of the same train wreck I have.
but the train numbers are different.



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Here are some of the other pics I found in the miners shack
Theodore Roosevelt San Francisco Parade 1903
Before the earth quake. From some of the research I've done,
I believe some of the photos are of Market Street.

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This is one of the pages of the photo album I found. All the above photos
are on the same kind of album paper just cropped after I scanned them.

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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
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