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Date: 03/04/21 03:22
Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: LoggerHogger

There are times that railfans did not have time to park their cars in such a way as to keep them out of the photos they were taking of a passing steam train.  That may be the case here in this fine photo by Gordon Glattenberg of Southwest Lumber Mills 2-8-0 #2 and her train near Flagstaff, Arizona.  Even if Gordon had not recorded the date as he did of June 24, 1958, we could have guessed the year by the sight of Gordons nearly new, 1958 Chevy in the background.

That is a nice looking Chevy.  Maybe it's inclusion in the photo was not done by accident after all!

Martin



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/04/21 03:34 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 03/04/21 07:39
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: train671

Good example of the "past" and the "future"......
 



Date: 03/04/21 10:06
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: Elesco

The brakeman on the tender is momentarily distracted by the photographer instead of doing his job of watching the train for logs coming loose!



Date: 03/04/21 10:46
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: HotWater

Elesco Wrote:
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> The brakeman on the tender is momentarily
> distracted by the photographer instead of doing
> his job of watching the train for logs coming
> loose!

Just a thought,,,,,,,,,,,,you don't suppose that the train is stopped and "posed" for the photographer?



Date: 03/04/21 10:52
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: LoggerHogger

Jack,

That is possible, but I would not think they wanted to stop, block the crossing and then get going again.

Martin



Date: 03/04/21 12:07
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: asheldrake

great photo and I like including the car.....the car however is not my favorite,,,58 was only surpassed by 59 for being less than pleasing....my favorite is 57, then 56.....my folks had one of the 59 wingers...it did NOT fly.   Arlen



Date: 03/04/21 18:22
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: Cole42

asheldrake Wrote:
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> great photo and I like including the car.....the
> car however is not my favorite,,,58 was only
> surpassed by 59 for being less than pleasing....my
> favorite is 57, then 56.....my folks had one of
> the 59 wingers...it did NOT fly.   Arlen

Still better looking than anything they make today in my opinion.



Date: 03/04/21 19:01
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: LarryB

The '58 was also the first year with the 348 cu in "Big Block".



Date: 03/05/21 12:38
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: MacBeau

What year did this operation convert to diesel?
TIA,
—Mac



Date: 03/05/21 19:44
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: Kimball

Rods down.  Smoke blowing sideways.  At any speed at all, I would think the wisp of steam coming from the pop area would be dissipated, instead of obscuring the pole behind it - posed.



Date: 03/05/21 20:03
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: Earlk

MacBeau Wrote:
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> What year did this operation convert to diesel?
> TIA,
> —Mac

Southwest Forest Industries never did completely convert to diesel.  In 1959 they purchased a used Baldwin S-12.  It came from the Rock Island through a dealer.  It was built in 1953 and one wonders why the Rock was selling a diesel that was only six years old.  The diesel replaced 2-6-6-2 #12.

Anyway, Southwest found the diesel (#758) rather hard on the track, and it spent quite a bit of time on the ties.  As a result, #2 was used quite a bit, especially when the roadbed got soft with spring thaw.  The very last log train Southwest Forest Industries ran in March, 1966 was pulled by the #2.



Date: 03/07/21 04:06
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: Drknow

1960 GM cars were the last that “The Legend” Harley Earl had a hand in. He retired in 1959 as head of GM styling Department. Earl, Virgil Exner, and Bill Mitchel designed some of the most beautiful moving objects ever made.

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Date: 03/07/21 16:51
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: ns1000

Nice pic!!



Date: 03/10/21 12:14
Re: Sometimes You Can Date A Steam Photograph By The Chevy In It!
Author: engine3420

A 58 impala.....



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