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How the Railroads built many of our small towns

July 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
How the railroads built many of our small towns. In the first few centuries of our country towns were built near water transportation, along lakes rivers and coastlines. Transport by water was simples, easy, and, other than ships and boats required fairly simple infrastructure. The docks served to warehouse the goods coming and going through the p...
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"The Crummy"

March 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The Caboose, also know as the crummy, and other, sometimes derogatory names, was the conductor's office. The conductor, was the manager of the train, keeping the paperwork on the trains schedule, the cars that made up the train, and other pertinent information. The caboose came into regular use by the railroads during the 1830's, and the form event...
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Useful Tools for Photographers

March 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
We all look for items that help us with our photography skills, making it easier to control the light reaching the film or the camera sensor. I have found the following useful in my work, and I hope they will assist you in making your next photo shoot a bit easier. http://www.dofmaster.com https://fstoppers.com/education/understanding-depth-field...
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Davenport Locomotive at the Nevada Southern RR Museum

March 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
This little 30 ton locomotive worked around the Hoover Dam and the railroad yards that served the dam from the yard in Boulder City. This little locomotive worked in the area from 1936 till the yard in Boulder City closed in the early 1960's. Hauling all sorts of electrical equipment and materials to finish the Hoover Dam in the last half of the 19...
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Work at the Nevada Southern Railroad Museum

March 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Being the photographer at the Nevada Southern Railroad Museum (NSRM) is fun, challenging, and lets you be a kid again. I remember the days when my dad would help me with my Lionel trains, take me on trips on the railroad, and just have fun watching the trains go by. I no longer have a model railroad layout, no room at home, so I play in 0ne to one...
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The Shamrock, TX Conoco

January 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café is located along historic Route 66 in Shamrock, Tx. Built in 1936 by J. M. Tindall and R. C. Lewis at the cost of $23,000; John Nunn drew his idea for the station on the ground with an old nail. With its Art Deco detailing and two towers, the building was designed and constructed to be three separate str...
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