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June 5th, 2011 No comments

D.S.P.&P.R.R. Locomotive

D.S.P.&P.R.R. Locomotive

I took this shot of a steam locomotive on my recent visit to South Park City, a re-creation of an early Colorado mining town. This locomotive, painted to represent an engine of the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad (D.S.P.&P.R.R.), is a survivor of the era of the “Narrow Guage” railroads. In Colorado we hear about narrow guage all the time, but for those of you not familiar with narrow guage, this refers to the distance between the rails of a railroad track. Standard guage is 4 foot, eight and 1/2 inches between the rails’ inside edges, where the width of a narrow guage track might be 3 foot or less. The narrower guage allowed the train to make sharper turns, necessary in the mountains where digging railroad grades was enormously expensive. The depot’s large red tank in the background held water to fill the steam locomotive’s boiler; and the black car immediately behind the engine held wood or coal for keeping the engine’s fire box fed.

Aviation Photos

January 9th, 2011 No comments

The aviation photos page contains photos taken by me of historically significant aircraft, usually at an airshow.

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Pheatured Photo – January 9, 2011

January 9th, 2011 No comments

Consolidated B-24 (LB-30) Liberator

The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, with substantial help from the Ford Motor Company, produced over 18,000 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers for the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. The ubiquitous B-24 was seen in every theatre of the war, and because of it’s long range (second only to the Boeing B-29 Superfortress) served as a long range bomber, maritime patrol aircraft, cargo plane (C-87 Liberator Express) and anti-submarine aircraft.

This photo was taken by me at the Aviation Nation airshow at Nellis Air Force Base on November 11, 2007.

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