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Back to my favorite stuff... medium format.





A GP-38-2 on the point.  

This is 1988, so this is either a local or the BN was very short on power.  

Somewhere in Stevens Pass. 




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Hi Reg  :!:


" Big Muddy " ^^ huh ?  L:


You mean you drove all the way to Alaska ...

... & didn't go past a single car-wash ?  :us:





Or was it that you just went past ALL of them ! ?  :P


Shoulda tied a rope to the front bumper ...

... & thrown it in the creek ^^ with the jeans !  :shocked:


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Car wash.  ???

On the Alaska Highway (at least back in the 80's)
gas stations are only located at the lodges, between 200 and 300 miles apart. 

You could get gas (by the litre) a meal, and free coffee. 
Typically, the free coffee was drawn from a pot on the back of the stove,
into which all the dregs of the day were poured. 
Bound to keep you awake for several hundred miles.

Besides, car washing is futile. 
Any vehicle would look like that after only a few hundred miles. 
In that territory, "a few hundred miles" is just a hop, skip and a jump. 
It is very big country without much in it in the way of civilization. 

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Did you manage to shoot the MILW heading out to Aberdeen?







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Lee:

No I did not. 
I don't have much Milwaukee stuff at all. 
I do have some photos somewhere of Little Joes sitting around waiting to be scrapped.

Also, the very first railfan trip with John Henderson featured a cab ride in a leased Milwaukee SW1200
(I think, might have been a 7 or 9.  A long time ago)
on the Chehalis & Western.

John and I became instant fast friends on that trip. 

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Hi Reg

There is a photo in "Logging Railroads of Weyerheauser's Vail McDonald Operation", 
by Tewewski and Barrett, page-226, which is attributed to John H.
and shows a MILW SW1200 #619 with a log train.

This was it says in the mid 1970s, so could have been your trip.
Would like to have seen some photos of that trip.

The list at the back of the book says #619 left CW in 1975.
Does that tie up?

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Alan:

That would have been the trip. 

John had just moved down to Fairbanks, He was frequenting a hobby shop,
in which I was known to hang out in from time to time.  

I was invited on this trip by an employee at the hobby shop. 
The first time I met John, he was in the driver's seat of the Big Muddy.

My photos from that period are not as well organized as later photos. 
I will see if I can find them. 

They would be 35mm slides. 
I didn't start shooting medium format until 1976 or 77.

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John loved esoterica. 

I will have to see if I can find some photos of our trip,
to chase the cranberry bog railroads of western Washington.

For John, the smaller, the funkier, the better.

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" John loved esoterica. 

... our trip, to chase the cranberry bog railroads ...

... the smaller, the funkier, the better "


Hi Reg  :wave:


This I just gotta see !  :shocked:


:java: :cool:


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Si. wrote:

" John loved esoterica. 

... our trip, to chase the cranberry bog railroads ...

... the smaller, the funkier, the better "


This I just gotta see !  :shocked:


I will see if I can find those. 

I committed to digitizing some wedding photos from a long time ago. 

Yeah, I was once a pro. 
Burned me out on photography for a long time.

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