Aerial- courtesy of MapQuest

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  1. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

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    I'm sure this has been covered before.

    If not- At mapquest.com you can map an address and all that neat stuff.

    You can also view the area as an aerial photograph.

    I pieced together a couple of shots of Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem, PA. They're getting ready to plow over and under what still stands.

    You can zoom in enough to distinguish individual rail cars. I only loaded the 3rd zoom pics- there are 2, more closer. It's just real kewl to play this way! I actually panned and swiped all the pics from West Chew Street, Allentown, PA and just kept "clicking" my way east and saved the pics as they overlapped. There's way too much "stuff" in the aerial- Lehigh Valley Station, Beth Steel, CNJ, Reading- could ya tell from this shot?

    Mark

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    Here's Allentown Yard- West

    I have the west end too and you can see the turntable pit.

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    And of course...

    ...The MCL!

    Mark:D :D :D :D

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    The USS New Jersey...

    ...can be found looking around Camden, NJ.

    I've found alot of interesting things doing some interesting (?) web surfing- perhaps I have too much time on my hands or just not enough money in muh pockets.

    ;)
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    From what I know...

    ...(little at best).
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  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Interesting photos MCL_RDG. I must get back into mapquest too.
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    Matt: Thanks for posting this thread. This will be very helpful!

    Philip:cool:
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    hey MCL,

    I know its off topic.. but you fly kites!!

    me too..!!, mostly dual line freestyle, what about you?

    :D :D :D :D
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    Yeah, flying kites.

    One of the simpler joys/cheap thrills I get is flying $1 drugstore kits. The cornier the graphics- the better! I usually go out and get a few when they put out the displays early spring/summer. I do it on whim and quite frankly- the flying field has 100' tall trees that I have been trying for 3 years to get above to "really" take to the wind.

    Most of the kites end uP stuck in the trees (Poor 'ole Charlie Brown).:(

    Mark
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    Mark,

    You should try a cheap dual line stunt kite, you'll be hooked
    and then its a wonderfully slippery slope to kites that'll pull
    your arms off if you're note careful! :) :)

    I fly simple kites too, A friend made me a Hata fighter kite
    from paper, it was a blast to fly..

    now all I need to do is find a flying field next to a mainline
    and I'll be sorted!

    Graham
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    30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA

    Here's 30th Street Station- still a mega-station in this day of dwindling passenger service.

    Mark

    BTW- just noticed- isn't that an interesting yard lead- curved like so many modelers have to contend with- now I don't feel so bad about having that curved lead.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice shot of the 30th street station Mark. Most real railroads had to contend with what us modellers do too.
    On the kite topic. A young friend of mine was flying a two line kite that looked like these new parachutes. It was a windy day and when he dived the kite then came straight up, the force lifted him into the air and pulled him forward to land about ten feet from where he started. Keeping this up, he moved right across the field in these giant leaps. Great fun