Monday, September 24, 2018

General's Staff Car



1936 LaSalle Touring Sedan
Built in Oshawa, Canada

Midway Village Museum
World War II Days
Rockford, Illinois 42.279868, -88.981342
September 22, 2018

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Le Maire welcomes the American troops

Somewhere in France
1944

or

Midway Village Museum
Rockford, Illinois 42.279419, -88.983745
September 22, 2018

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Faded Red Barn and Trees


Just east of Genoa, Illinois on Route 72,
42.095485, -88.635022

September 22, 2018

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Instrument Envy


I always envied the flute and piccolo players.  Their instruments weighed next to nothing.  Heck, the piccolo players could put them in their pockets at the end of the parade.  I, however had to lug this stupid, heavy, baritone sax around which really was only good for playing the Pink Panther theme.

St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Charles, Illinois
March 10, 2018

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Two Leprechauns in their natural habitat, sitting in the back of a pickup



St. Patricks Day Parade (where else?)
St. Charles, Illinois

March 10, 2018

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Ephraim Sunflower

Ephraim
Door County
Wisconsin 45.156896, -87.172087

August 30, 2018

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Teleflora


Gills Rock
Ellison Bay
Door County
Wisconsin

45.278653, -87.019413

August 28, 2018

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Monday, September 10, 2018

The Last Shot

As we were leaving Yellowstone (heading to the north entrance), this was the last image that presented itself.  And it's the last shot from our trip.  Well, there was this picture of a plane I took at the Bozeman airport, but I always take pictures of planes at airports, so that doesn't count.

Anyway, thanks for enduring.

Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming

July 6, 2018
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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Last Shot of Kate's Christmas Cactus - for this year

The World Famous Frazier Studio
Elgin, Illinois

January 7, 2018

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Union Pacific X-18

Union Pacific operated the largest fleet of gas turbine-electric locomotives (GTELs) of any railroad in the world. The prototype, UP 50, was the first in a series built by General Electric for Union Pacific's long-haul cargo services and marketed by the Alco-GE partnership until 1953. The prototype was introduced in 1948 and was followed by three series of production locomotives. At one point, Union Pacific said, GTELs hauled more than 10% of the railroad's freight.

Fuel economy was poor, for the turbine consumed roughly twice as much fuel as an equally powerful diesel engine. This was initially not a problem, because Union Pacific's turbines burned Bunker C heavy fuel oil that was less expensive than diesel. But this highly viscous fuel is difficult to handle, with a room-temperature consistency similar to tar or molasses. To solve this problem, a heater was built into the fuel tanks (and later into fuel tenders) to heat the fuel to 200 °F (93 °C) before feeding it into the turbine. Eventually UP switched from Bunker C to modified No. 6 heavy fuel oil, which contained fewer pollutants and solvents. Soot buildup and blade erosion caused by corrosive ash plagued all of the turbines. Changes to the air intake systems on the production turbine locomotives improved the quality of the air that reached the turbines, which in turn reduced the wear to the turbine blades and increased the turbine's running life. The GTELs were operated into late 1969 and the final two (numbers 18 and 26) were stored at the Cheyenne roundhouse in operating condition until being retired in February 1970.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_GTELs

Illinois Railway Museum
Union, Illinois  42.227881, -88.527229

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May 7, 2018

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lamar Valley

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Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming 44.914928, -110.272957

July 6, 2018

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Store on Bullshit Corner

While I was taking this, a local pulled up and told me the story of this corner.  This used to be a general store and the old geezers would sit around the the pot-bellied stove and shoot the breeze.  Combine this with the VFW that was across the street and you now have the reason for the name of this intersection.

Supposedly a photographer's studio will be occupying this location soon. 

Ephraim
Door County
Wisconsin 45.112614, -87.173346

August 28, 2018

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Monday, September 3, 2018

A Fortuitous Break in the Clouds

Going to the Sun Road
Glacier National Park
Montana
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July 3, 2018

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Whitefish Bay, Lake Michigan


Door County, Wisconsin 44.905667, -87.216059

August 29, 2018

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

The quintessential Door County image - empty Adirondak chairs looking out over water

Ephraim, Wisconsin 45.156896, -87.172087
August 30, 2018

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