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Date: 11/12/12 13:56
Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: odub

It's been a while since I posted anything. Came across a box of Elmer Hall's slides this morning so I thought I'd share some with you.

I don't know were a number of them are, but I'm sure someone out there will help with a location or two.

All photos Elmer K. Hall, collection of Don Hall.

1 - SP B30-7 possibly somewhere on the Peninsula? March of 1980.

2 - WP westbound at James led by WP GP-40 in June of 1980.

3 - WP eastbound at James with a pure WP slug of units led by a GP-40 in June of 1980.








Date: 11/12/12 14:01
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: odub

4 - New SF Muni car in September of 1980. Check out the VW.

5 - SF Muni PCC car at the same location, same day, I'd guess.

6 - San Diego and Arizona Eastern SW-8 in San Diego in March of 1980.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA








Date: 11/12/12 14:43
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: Notch16

Super-great stuff! Thanks for posting...

~ BZ



Date: 11/12/12 16:49
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: WAF

Don't think Number 1 is the Pennsula.



Date: 11/12/12 18:01
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: TCnR

I'm wondering if photo #1 is around Sunnyvale somehow. Having the tracks that close to the street is kinda tough to figure.
thanks for posting,
RIP Elmer.



Date: 11/12/12 18:44
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: Evan_Werkema

The MUNI shots were taken on West Portal Ave. between 14th and Vicente:

http://goo.gl/maps/ojk67



Date: 11/12/12 19:02
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: mojaveflyer

#1 looks like College Park to me in San Jose. Nice shots...



Date: 11/12/12 19:11
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: WAF

mojaveflyer Wrote:
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> #1 looks like College Park to me in San Jose. Nice
> shots...

Yea, approaching Newhall Tower



Date: 11/16/12 18:35
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: jdb

I used to be around Elmer quite a bit back in the 80's and he did a lot of photography on the peninsula. If that first pic is around Newhall or College Park that bidge would be either Hedding or Hwy17. I don't remember any streets running beside the tracks in that area. I remember those GE's, I think they always went toward Oakland so it shouldn't be north of Santa Clara on the peninsula. He used to take movies also. If you get to playing any of those there is a good chance the location would show up in one of them and have a few more identifiers.

jb



Date: 11/16/12 19:17
Re: Been Awhile But Elmer Returns
Author: WAF

jdb Wrote:
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> I used to be around Elmer quite a bit back in the
> 80's and he did a lot of photography on the
> peninsula. If that first pic is around Newhall or
> College Park that bidge would be either Hedding or
> Hwy17. I don't remember any streets running
> beside the tracks in that area. I remember those
> GE's, I think they always went toward Oakland so
> it shouldn't be north of Santa Clara on the
> peninsula. He used to take movies also. If you
> get to playing any of those there is a good chance
> the location would show up in one of them and have
> a few more identifiers.
>
> jb

Usually when tested, on the LAOAF/OALAT



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