4361 looks as used up as this slide. Reminder to scan and save before we all fade !
Author: Fred Klyver 3
So these are really great to me. So much color and texture and details in these retired coaches.
These slides are mounted in thick plastic which is interesting too.
Being nosey I zoomed in on the brake wheel to read the lettering.
Seems Miner is still around : https://www.minerent.com/index.php but be careful they have all sorts on interesting features there like the boxcar rotate : https://www.minerent.com/products/interactive/interactive.html and you will spend too much time playing around there.
Slide 25, AUG 73
Kodachrome Processed by Kodak
Hi follower, been too long.
Sorry been a bit busy but here we are on the SP& S in 1971 Ektachrome
MAY 72 – Keeping it orderly
Funny how Dad never marked any slides so when I came to these I was almost surprised. But not really, the 4000s were special as far as I can tell and I guess that the fact that we can read the engine number in the image was too obvious. I don’t know where these were taken but I still bet on the San Jose, California area.
SP 4003 JUN 72 – Don’t park here
If you are old enough, you have experienced the slide show with one slide that always pops up sideways.
Its usually a really good shot too.
Strangely I managed to take the first image to illustrate the point and the iPhone manages to save it sideways – it must be destiny.
Anyway, scroll down and you can see the proper image (sorry about the fuzz and dust its from 1972 after all.
SP 4008 OCT 72
Found a box of SP. When I say a box I mean a copier paper sized box full of Kodak slide boxes – see below. The marking says SP + SP Special three boxes. Looking at the first slide I’d say they are pretty likely to be special
The Crossing Dining Cars and Lounge – Sep 1979
I googled a bit and struck out – but I want to say Oregon yellow plates on the Maverick and the Honda CB may help. Where are we ?
David Hardie © May 1979
My Dad’s friend David Hardie, seems to have made several duplicates and shared with him over the years. I usually don’t scan those and share since I don’t own the content, but I scanned this one in my assembly line and it’s worth a share.
SEP 77 Milwaukee Road
Sometimes Dad would organize by company when sorting slides for Friday night slide night at Iron Horse Hobbies. This box must be one of those. As usual, the slides are only marked with the Kodak mount date but I recall that year’s trip was in August from home to South Dakota on another meandering route.
I have always liked switchers and these are no exception. The shadows and textures of the first two contrast nicely against the fresh looking paint.
The last two are washed out – I skipped Photoshop this time – but they are a study in weathering and details.
I can smell the creosote and oil on the ties. The smells of my childhood.