Saturday, February 26, 2022
San Diego Cable Railway Company moved this house 3 times in an effort to sell real estate by getting interest in the potential for living in such a nice place, and hoping an additional result would be creating customers that would use the cable cars
came across these while on walkabout
the paint looks fresh but the rims look really old
what's the point of removing all traces of what state the plate is from? When, obviously its most likely going to be the state you're standing in (and the color of the month decal gives away that it's California)
These Pontiacs are within a couple city blocks of each other... that's pretty weird, as rare as these are to see at anything but a car show
1938 railroad and coal yard, Omaha, Nebraska.
December 1941. War effort waste paper collecting in New York City, at 459 W 18th Street, by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25825?size=_original#caption every guy had to wear a hat it seems
the 50,000th post if coming up soon, what should I do to mark the occasion?
I've been thinking I ought to do something, but, nothing comes to mind.
Take a week off? Seems counter to my ambition to constantly add interesting stuff to my blog.
have a celebration? Maybe, but how, with what?
So, I'm totally uninspired, and clueless, on what to do, is it possible I'm simply asking the wrong question, and I perhaps should be asking whether or not TO mark the arbitrarily chosen 50k mark?
here's a you tuber, that does a LOT of repairs, to old construction equipment, etc etc. Lots of things with dozers and loaders for your easy afternoon entertainment
example, fixing the Hyster winch on an old Cat D7...
a cold, slippery, tight hairpin curve, some get through with style, others lock them up and bonk into the bank. They are a hoot to watch, and one guy sits on the wall and applauds them. Coffee and donuts vid of the day
some cool old cars too, here in the historic vintage Monte Carlo Rally, at least 3 Stratos, a 2002, even an Alpine
But the blue car at the 7:14 mark? Autobianchi A112, I thought for sure he was going to smash it into the cliff! (thanks Kim and David!)
the 1948 Davis is coming to auction
This car features an L-head Hercules 4-cylinder engine paired with a three-speed manual gearbox, and a removable fiberglass hardtop
my buddy Will bought a new truck a couple days ago. Only 275 miles on it when a moron in a Prius blows through a red light
6 months after losing the small claims court case, they sent me the check. Bizarre
just out of the blue, with no reason to wait until now, and no actions on my part to remind them to pay me. Bizarre, but, I never thought I'd get paid. So, that's finally done with
good morning! The first thing I saw when I looked online this morning:
Friday, February 25, 2022
West Shore R.R. depot, West Point, N.Y. 1895, a location used in the motion picture “The Long Gray Line” filmed by John Ford as graduates, in campaign hats and boots, departed during World War I.
this cool piece of historic architecture (in the Queen Anne style I posted about last year http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2021/01/1959-photos-opf-fond-du-lac-train.html)
In 1926, about the time that the Hotel Thayer was replacing the original West Point Hotel near the Plain, the current station was completed. So the station used in “The Long Gray Line” was not the actual station used during World War I, but the newer (and current) station. It was also about this time that West Point (and all the boats passing on the Hudson River) lost a landmark. To widen the road to the station, it was necessary to remove some of the cliff near the station. Along with the rock outcroppings were lost the huge letters, “Bunker Hill, June 17th, 1775” that had been carved there in 1857
history of this station is at https://www.westpointaog.org/page.aspx?pid=3879