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Golden Spike National Historic Site, Promontory, UT
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Jan 30, 2017 11:41:02   #
JBruce
 
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Hello fellow hoggers, time to be thinking about places to go and things to see. Last spring my wife and I visited the Golden Spike Nat. Historic Site west of Brigham City, Utah. As usual, when we travel, we like to go during the tourist off-season, which was certainly the case here last year on April 26. The site was not officially open yet, so after viewing the inside museum exhibits, the ranger suggested that since we had made the drive out to the site before the engines were running, they offered an extra attraction; if we wanted to see inside the engine house, we would be welcome there. I suspect it turned out to be far more interesting than the typical summer visit. The engines were partially disassembled and were being all polished and fancied up for the regular season visitors. We had the full run of the engine house and all the time we wanted to take photos. The superintendent was only a couple of days from compulsory retirement, so he was VERY liberal in what we were allowed to do. Here are a few of the many shots we took with Canon 60d and 70d. Thanks for looking and check out the downloads; C&C are always welcome.
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Jan 30, 2017 11:47:12   #
DickC (a regular here)
 
A really nice group, thanks!! Jupiter is a beauty for sure!!

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Jan 30, 2017 11:49:12   #
oldtigger
 
great set, first time i've seen the brass bearings on the driver rods.

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Jan 30, 2017 12:29:08   #
RS
 
I agree with the others - nice shots of some things one would not expect to see.
That is one section of the country I've always wanted to visit, and it tends to be
one of those desires that are usually 'put on the back burner' when it comes to
what to spend money on.
So, thanks for the look, and keep 'em comin' . . .

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Jan 31, 2017 05:17:47   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
JBruce wrote:
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Hello fellow hoggers, time to be thinking about places to go and things to see. Last spring my wife and I visited the Golden Spike Nat. Historic Site west of Brigham City, Utah. As usual, when we travel, we like to go during the tourist off-season, which was certainly the case here last year on April 26. The site was not officially open yet, so after viewing the inside museum exhibits, the ranger suggested that since we had made the drive out to the site before the engines were running, they offered an extra attraction; if we wanted to see inside the engine house, we would be welcome there. I suspect it turned out to be far more interesting than the typical summer visit. The engines were partially disassembled and were being all polished and fancied up for the regular season visitors. We had the full run of the engine house and all the time we wanted to take photos. The superintendent was only a couple of days from compulsory retirement, so he was VERY liberal in what we were allowed to do. Here are a few of the many shots we took with Canon 60d and 70d. Thanks for looking and check out the downloads; C&C are always welcome.
JBruce
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Nice set.

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Jan 31, 2017 06:56:11   #
Jolly Roger
 
A nice set.

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Jan 31, 2017 07:17:16   #
Add
 
You might have noticed,the staybolts in the firebox due not have telltale holes drilled in them. I don't know how they can tell when one is about to fail. lt looks like a problem waiting to happen.

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Jan 31, 2017 07:34:02   #
silver-rail
 
Outstanding thank you very much

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Jan 31, 2017 08:35:57   #
woodweasel (a regular here)
 
wow what a treat 👍

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Jan 31, 2017 09:43:24   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
That sounds like a great experience--and nice photos, too.

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Jan 31, 2017 10:04:10   #
nikonbug
 
A great experience. Reminds me when I was in California and was allowed to go INSIDE a Number 1 Fresnel lighthouse lens to photo it from the inside out. Not many people have ever been in one. These "one off" experiences are the best. Ever. The current value of a Number 1 Fresnel is over 2 million dollars.

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Jan 31, 2017 10:10:37   #
oregon don
 
oldtigger wrote:
great set, first time i've seen the brass bearings on the driver rods.


they must use "brasso" by the barrel

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Jan 31, 2017 10:16:49   #
alby
 
love it when you get to see what most can't... nice and interesting pics

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Jan 31, 2017 10:58:36   #
Swamp-Cork (a regular here)
 
Really a nice series. Thanks!

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