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  1. T-Head
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    The Disbrow special was built by retired racing driver Lou Disbrow in 1917. After several years of searching we were finally able to uncover all the details of this fascinating car in a 1917 issue of The Automobile Magazine. All the interesting details and more photos are on The Old Motor.
     
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    This covered bridge photo is so well composed and perfectly seasonally lit. I suppose "Turkey Run Narrows" was photographed in the first quarter of the 20th Century:confused:; anybody know WHERE this particular Turkey Run was/is?:confused: Can somebody blow this up so I can frame it and put it on the wall??? Another [FONT=Comic Sans MS, sans-serif]INSTANT CLASSIC[/FONT] on this great thread! :):):)

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    Jimi:
    A group called The Technical Edge has a great site (link below), LOADED with pix and both current and historical material on Turkey Run State Park in Indiana. Thanks to informed HAMBers (Hoosiers?:D), I got an education on Indiana's second oldest state park. Of course, this happend because I'm a nut about old cars, trucks, rail engines, bridges of all kinds, etc.!:p Below, from the site, is a NOW photo of the Turkey Run Narrows covered bridge, built in 1882. Great vintage pix at:

    Guide to Turkey Run State Park in Indiana

    www.turkeyrunstatepark.com

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    You can see why this is called the "narrows," in that Sugar Creek cut a narrow gap
    through bedrock. With that underpinning the bridge backwalls, this might help
    explain the bridge's survival for 130 years!


    Other park attractions, mostly historical, include an early log cabin, church, settler's home and a swinging bridge. Not a commercial here.:rolleyes: It's just an exciting place, rich in geological and historic stuff. Hits a familiar note with me, as it reminds me very much of the area in Hocking County, Ohio, where I mostly grew up. Long a tourist attraction, the area is variously known as the "Seven Caves Region" and "Ohio's Scenic Wonderland."
     
  4. Dale Fairfax
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    Back on post 54999, somebody wanted to know what the lady was wiping. I guess I'm one of those "ailroad blokes". She was cleaning the exterior of the steam locomotive while it was idle for one of its regular (and all too frequent) service stops. She has a can of "coal oil" (kerosene) and a wad of cotton waste. Her task was to clean everything she could reach-steam locomotives being notoriously dirty. They covered themselves with steam cylinder oil out of the stack combined with soot and cinders. The heavy lubricant in the rods flung itself all over the running gear. Every time they stopped (typically every hundred miles) they had several people swarm over them to make sure they were fit to make another hundred. In spite of their heavy construction and appearance of invincibility, they were self destructive and failure prone thus requiring intense maintenance. That's why, at one time, the railroads were the largest employer in the country with service facilities in every town. And that's why the Diesel knocked them off the throne so easily.
     
  5. jchav62
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    Vintage Las Vegas
     

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  6. MrModelT
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    That is exactly what I have always thought of when I see this picture :D
     
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    I'M SURE YOU MEANT TO SAY DE BEST !!!!!!!!;):p:rolleyes::cool::)

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  8. Model T1
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    Not only another thank you for all of the great photos, thanks for the information that is added.
    Turkey Run State Park brings back many early camping memories for our family. I'll never get caught up with this thread !;)
     
  9. MotorCityDeuce
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    Hey Baseball Fans, anybody know where and when this was taken? Looks like a AL all star game. I recognize Gerhig and Dimaggio. Who else? Ted Williams?
     
  10. MotorCityDeuce
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    AL All Star game? Anybody know?
     
  11. Tommy's Cycle
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    Nope, Larry fine on the far left, Moe, in the middle & "Babe" on the right, better known as "Curly".
     
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    Can't be Betty White. This lady only has one leg.
     
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    Henderson
     

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    Thank you!
     
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    1950's Cafe in Deming, NM
     

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    The two Las Vegas's. New Mexico and Nevada.
     

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    Rocky, you can't just post a cool assed picture like that and not have some kind of explanation!! What's the story?
     
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    Hoover Dam.
     

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    I had one, a rust free California LHD example, it went back to the UK, I still have a 57 Consul convertible sold new in Arizona that I'll get to one day, if I live long enough.
     
  21. jimi'shemi291
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    Right on, what Ed said.:p And any newer HAMBer who LOVES Dog's thread BUT is still wading through it, PLEASE be aware that you can VOTE a 5-star rating at the top of any page. It's easy, and it'll keep new pix coming out of the woodwork, closets, etc.:D
     
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    A locomotive and a car combined in one vehicle. Early in the 1920s, the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) joined forces with General Electric and Ingersoll-Rand to produce to a motor car for the Jay Street Connecting Railroad, Model GM-50 was essentially a diesel powered motor car, somewhat similar to an interurban car.
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    Jim, so nice to see your way of loving your country, lot's a times i wish it would be mine, too.. this forum and especially this thread is my daily early morning coffee, and on weekend it takes 3 mugs of hot one to see what's 'nu' (hope nothing nu will ever approach), or two whisky sours to look through the friday art show, what a great bunch of comrades! after a few years in 'watching-the-Hamb'-class i'm lot's a better in overseas geography than in local things, i guess! ;) always enjoying all of your writings, keep on, this thread has already written history for me. very proud to be here!

    Cheers, Carsten

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    and btw, all best wishes to NY, NJ and ND and all the other folks that were being hit, hope you had not the big mess with sandy and doing fine! i just bought lots of stuff from Kanters (eastern NJ) and they bought rubbers from Steele (ND), it's nice quality stuff and very nice and patient people, hope that they survived in best possible way! thought of 'em during installing some of my stainless stuff.. god bless you.
     
  25. lordairgtar
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    you can still ride this very train. It's located at the Illinois Train Museum in Union Illinois. They just recently had an excursion from Chicago to St. Louis and back. I rode this on the museum grounds on their very short line. Although old, it's seats are still comfortable and the AC still works.
     
  26. jimi'shemi291
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    Carsten, YOU are living proof that the TRAD 'rodding & custom movement is alive and well, now worldwide! :cool: Let's all tip a bowler to Norm Grabowski while we're at it. ;) He was by no means the first rodder, but he noodled out the shortbed T-bucket that helped the movement along during the REAL "Horsepower Race" in the '50s.

    And, yes, THANKS for the well-wishes for those who've lost lives and property in the mind-boggling storm on the U.S. East Coast. :eek: We'll keep on a' keepin' on, as all nations will in this worldwide economic slog we all seem to be caught in. Heck, we've seen worse, right? ;)
     
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    You see, my dear, when working on the rod, always wear safety gloves to protect your fingers.
     
  28. 327-365hp
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    MotorCityDeuce...I was wondering the same thing. I was thinking #3 was Mickey Mantle, but he didn't start 'til 51, DiMaggio's last year, and Joe looks pretty young here. So I did some more digging when you said Lou Gehrig. I google him and found the link to the image from LOC. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hec.22989/

    Plenty of basehits in these bats. Washington D.C., July 7. A million dollar base-ball flesh is represented in these sluggers of the two All- Star Teams which met in the 1937 game at Griffith Stadium today. Left to right: Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charley Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg, 7/7/37

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  29. She was in a berth on Lake Union, across from the Silver Cloud. Inmyarrogentopinion, the best hotel in Seattle.
    I was up there last June, and she was gone.
     
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    Jim, thanks to you, bud! over here we're glad to have not such storms you are having all the season, but call me c-a-razy or not, i'm watching news each day only to take a look what's going up at your country. Germany is not as interesting as it should be to me.. i feel so sorry for all the U.S. people that are loosing so much of their 'so-many'... i have to work hard for each penny i'm gonna spend on my car, it's a real low-buck-built, but it's comin' out really nice in my opinion, i can feel really well what folks over there are going thru when they've been hit by storm, flood or whatever. thanks again, so nice to know you.
     
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