Amongst the weeds an old gem or two

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by NSCALEMIKE, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. NSCALEMIKE

    NSCALEMIKE Member

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    Caught these two old US military cars, the first one, a former SAC (Strategic Air Command) missle testing car
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    The second one an old US Army 40' boxcar, with a builders date of 1943.
    Both taken last year out at Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, UT.

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  2. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Cool stuff. That's a pretty wild sky; did you use a filter?
  3. NSCALEMIKE

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    Here is one more, a crossbuck at a different area within the depot.

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  4. NSCALEMIKE

    NSCALEMIKE Member

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    Yes Brian, sorta...the 20D has a built-in filter system (Red, Yellow, Green etc) if you shoot directly in B&W,which I did. I used red for these. I still love to shoot in B&W, a throwback to my Tri-X days! 25yrs ago!! LOL
  5. MilesWestern

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    :eek: WOW!!! That's W O N D E R F U L PHOTOGRAPHY, nscalemike!!!! You should see in TRAINS, or RALFAN&Railroad wiould publiush them inb their magazines. I like the noght photography you shot too, in tha other thread too, Fantastic. :thumb:
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    NSCALEMIKE Member

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    Last one for now...of a US Army flatcar, with a builders date of July 1944.


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  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Dramatic shots Mike! Nice choice of subjects too. That passenger car in the first picture sure looks forlorn out there in the middle of nowhere. By missle testing car, do you mean it was used as an observation post during tests or was it intended as a target?
    Ralph
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    Ralph..if its for intended targets..then those missles sure suck cause it looks like its still in one heck of a piece! LOL!!! I think they used them for testing and launching if im not mistaken. Good question though. I just had to say something sarcastic and get it outta my system! hehe!
  9. MilesWestern

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    The museum in Portola, Ca has one, I like the fact that the SAC emblem is on a piece of sheet metal put on the side of the car.
  10. NSCALEMIKE

    NSCALEMIKE Member

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    Good one Jeff!

    Here is a better view of its emblem from the side

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  11. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I wonder if they are for sale? I've seen some old military railcars in Oak Ridge, TN. Check out the Atomic Railroad. Thanks for the pictures and history lesson!

    Andy