Saturday, March 08, 2014
Here are some random photos from around the country!
Let's start with this neat view from New Hampshire. That's the Mt. Washington cog railway going up the hill… it's been there since 1869 (the railway, not the hill). It is the second-steepest railway in the world! Today there are two steam locomotives and five biodiesel locomotives (each locomotive pushes a single car up the mountain). This popular tourist attraction carries thousands of visitors to the top of the highest peak in the Northeastern US. The journey to the top takes about an hour to go 3 miles, while the trip down only takes around 40 minutes. I love this great image, with the green mountain, the parking log full of wonderful cars, and you can even see "Peppersass" (lower left), the world's first cog locomotive.
Here's one from somewhere near the Oregon coast, with a truck carrying a massive log. Look at the truck in the distance, with a mere half of a log - it barely fits on the truck! I like the vintage vehicle, which reminds me of a toy that my grandparents brought me years ago… it had three or four genuine redwood branches representing "logs". (Everybody uses wood, but nobody likes the idea of trees being harvested; including me!)
And finally, let's go to Canton, Ohio to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I am guessing that this photo is from the early 1970's; the Hall of Fame opened in 1963, and has grown from its initial 19,000 square feet to over 80,000 square feet today. At least 25,000 square feet of that had better be devoted to Bronko Nagurski.