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
I just had to forward these photos to you.
From my cousin Bob MacMillan
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 , Utah
2-8-0 N°43 Nevada Northern, Ely , Nevada . New Hope & Ivyland at New Hope
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.
Steaming down memory lane is Pere Marquette N°1225, Owosso,
Southern 2-8-0 N°610 at Rock Spring , Georgia (Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum)
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.
CARS WE WILL NEVER SEE AGAIN
Harley Earl and the 1938 Buick. Think about this: this
picture was taken 70 years ago.
1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt
1951 Buick Le Saber What would you give for this car now
1951 Chrysler K310
1953 Buick Wildcat
1954 Dodge Fire Arrow
1958 Lincoln Premiere
1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country Wagon
1956 Ford Sunliner
1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station wagon
1951 Hudson Hornet
1959 Plymouth Fury
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.
1951 Studebaker Champion
1971 Buick Rivera Boattail
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...
September, 2010: Sante Fe N°3751 on a historic run
in Carlsbad, California
a couple of bonus shots from Bob MacMillan
Bob's 1957 Messerschmitt
Bob's Model T