My dad forwarded these pictures to me from his cousin. I liked them enough that I wanted to preserve them in a spot that was easy to share.

Click on each picture to see an enlarged version.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

September 13, 2010

Dear Scott,

I just had to forward these photos to you.

From my cousin Bob MacMillan

Ted

I admit it… I miss those days a lot, great pictures to remember them by.

WHAT MEMORIES. WHEN A CAR WAS A CAR AND A TRAIN WAS A TRAIN. For train and old car lovers…
Heber City

Heber City , Utah

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2-8-0 N°43 Nevada Northern, Ely , Nevada . New Hope & Ivyland at New Hope

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Above & below: At King Road in Owosso , Michigan, Pere Marquette N°1225, a 2-8-4 Berkshire, pours it on with a freight from history next to a Ford Model A pickup recreating a scene from the good old days.

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Steaming down memory lane is Pere Marquette N°1225, Owosso, Michigan

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Southern 2-8-0 N°610 at Rock Spring , Georgia (Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum)

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Heber City , Utah . Union Pacific 2-8-0 N°618 and a 1953 Buick Super. This has to be the classic of classic photos! It defies time itself. When I saw this photo, I was transported back to those wonderful days when life was full of simple pleasures, back when we were satisfied with less and happy to walk instead of ride. This is February 6, 2007 when time and eternity intersect at this crossing. And to think that you and I, and others, once had a stage like this every day for the greatest performance ever. Oh what the generation of today has missed. Great Memories!

CARS WE WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN

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Harley Earl and the 1938 Buick. Think about this: this picture was taken 70 years ago.

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1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

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1951 Buick Le Saber What would you give for this car now

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1951 Chrysler K310

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1953 Buick Wildcat

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1954 Dodge Fire Arrow

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1958 Lincoln Premiere

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1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country Wagon

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1956 Ford Sunliner

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1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station wagon

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1951 Hudson Hornet

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1959 Plymouth Fury

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1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser — The rear window on the 58 Merc Turnpike Cruiser could retract into the body, giving the occupants flow-through ventilation. This car, like most of its generation, didn't have air-conditioning, even as an option.

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1951 Studebaker Champion

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1971 Buick Rivera Boattail

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1958 Edsel Convertible

One would sit on the porch and name the cars as they drove by—unlike today, when they all look the same. This is when a car was a car...

 

Bonus Material

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September, 2010: Sante Fe N°3751 on a historic run in Carlsbad, California

a couple of bonus shots from Bob MacMillan

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Bob's 1957 Messerschmitt

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Bob's Model T