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  1. leon renaud
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    The Hairpin took a lot of damage during Irene's tantrum infact this entire section of the trail took a lot of damage with mud slides and erosion from the heavy water run off.
     
  2. jimi'shemi291
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    An original 1917 Autochrome of a Nieuport 17C-1 :eek: was taken by French army photographer
    Paul Castelnau at a field near Haut-Rhin, France. Through most of the First World War, the
    Nieuports were a favorite of pilots of many Allied countries, specifically because they were
    fast, very agile and had an awesome climb rate. The nimble wing-and-a-half plane could,
    however, fail if overstressed in a sustained hard dive, unlike the tougher, stiffer-handling
    SPADs that entered service later in the war when Nieuports were finally becoming out-
    classed by newer German fighters.

    You can see the synchronized Vickers machine gun on the nose of the plane above. :cool: No way
    to tell if the optional Lewis canister-fed is also mounted atop the upper wing. Powered by a
    110-hp engine, the originally French-built Nieuport was a favorite of aces like Canadian W.A.
    Bishop:cool:, Victoria Cross-winner Albert Ball :cool::cool: and (though the U.S. formally entered the war
    later) Yank Eddie Rickenbacker:D, among many others. This has always been my favorite allied
    plane :p of WWI, so much so that I still have my HAWK 1/48 model and box, originally dated
    1958. Photo THANKS to Wikipedia!
     
  3. jimi'shemi291
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    And since all HAMBers on this thread love "Then&Now" photos!
    Here's a Nieuport 17 -- with the Lewis gun clearly visible up top! --
    photographed by Tom Smith during the English Heritage Festival of
    History in 2007. This plane is in the livery of the Lafayette
    Escadrille, a squadron formed in March 1916 :)eek:!) and composed
    mostly of U.S. fighter pilots flying voluntarily for the French Air
    Service. There was a strong sentiment among more than a few
    Americans that, since the French -- especially a young Gen.
    Lafayette -- lent critical aid to the American colonies warring against
    Great Britain during the revolution, it was mete to help France fight
    Germany. After the U.S. entered the war, the Escadrille were
    transferred to the U.S. Army Air Service and became known as the
    famous 103rd Aero Squadron:cool:. Tom kindly released this dramatic
    photo into the public domain. THANK YOU, Tom and Wikipedia!
     
  4. T-Head
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    Read all about this photo at The Old Motor plus see an enlargement along with thousands of other photos.
     
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  5. JazzDad
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  6. MrModelT
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    ...raise ya the Southern Pacific "Daylight" GS-4 ....referred to upon it's introduction as "The most beautiful train in the world".

    ..Rightly so

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    SP #4444 was the last "GS" class locomotive to be scrapped in 1959. Her tender survived until the 1970's.
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    And of course following suit with the "then and now" trend and to give an example of the bright "Daylight" color scheme, here is GS-4 # 4449....the ONLY surviving example in the world. She was donated to the city of Portland, Oregon in 1958 and put on permanent display outdoors, never to run again. She was saved and restored in 1974 and pulled the "American Bicentennial Freedom Train" in 1976. She is currently fully operational and run regularly.
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  7. OldiesSpeedShop
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    Sprint'n oldskool style hahahah
     
  8. Great photo. I can see the photographer's reflection.
     
  9. OldiesSpeedShop
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    Ya think... This isn't a contest is it? It's a photo in a glass frame on a wall. Next time Ill take it out of the frame and scan it- sorry. Have a great day.
     
  10. Notice I didn't say WHICH photographer!;)
     
  11. Sprint'n oldskool style hahahah
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    Gets the thumbs up from me!
     
  12. mart3406
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  13. OldiesSpeedShop
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    Thats a nice photo even Ray Charles could see that ;)
     
  14. mart3406
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    Hmm?? I never met the man, but I've heard
    that Ray Charles was "outa' sight"!:eek::D

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  15. Nice Image of the Allis Chalmers factory parking lot in 1937, courtesy Milwaukee Public Library

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  16. Another one of the Allis Chalmers parking lot, but this time 1957


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  17. Novadude55
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    Gotta love them old trains, :cool:
     
  18. Novadude55
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    This press photo dated Oct. 23, 1953, gives us a great view of the port of Seattle, the James O&#8217;Hara and a wonderful assortment of cars and trucks along with a Navy bus.

    The ship was in for extensive repairs by Commercial Ship Repair at Pier 66 and was almost ready to return into service when the photo was taken. The caption mentions that more than $100,000 had been spent since she went into the pier for her annual inspect-ion


    Found this and other great pics at:
    http://theoldmotor.com/?category_name=automobiles19211942&paged=2
     
  19. Novadude55
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    like how you slipped that one in,,,
    but you forgot Lauren,,,
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    What type of plane is this ???????

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    My Dad's old 48 Ford
     
  25. twin6
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  26. jimi'shemi291
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    Hey, Bob! Reckon that photo gladdens the hearts of the "Greens"???:D
     
  27. T-Head
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    See Miss Dangerous curves over at The Old Motor. There is also a humorous Top Gear video with the post that you will be sure to enjoy.
     
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  28. twin6
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    Interesting account here.
     
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