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Date: 09/17/23 12:05
SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: jbwest

The recent news that the SP 9 at the Laws museum might be restored got me to going through some of my old stuff from when No. 9 made it's last run back in 1959.  I found a few new things in my file that I have added to my website album, and might be of interest.  And some of the new AI technology for restoring photos helped me improve on some of my primitive photographic efforts back then.  Here is a link to the album, and a sample of one of the old faded overexposed Anscochromes I was able to salvage (I think the website version is a little sharper).

SP narrow gauge album

JBWX



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/23 12:16 by jbwest.




Date: 09/17/23 12:45
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: coach

Fantastic post, fantastic photo album--thank you for sharing!!



Date: 09/17/23 12:56
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: dan

love your stuff



Date: 09/17/23 13:38
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: refarkas

Outstanding!
Bob



Date: 09/17/23 13:57
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: spider1319

Yes outstanding as are all of your photos.Thanks for posting.Bill Webb



Date: 09/17/23 15:20
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: Fiftyfooter

So much to love in this photo, thank you so much for posting this wonderul time capsule!



Date: 09/17/23 20:08
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: rrman6

I like her smoke more than she herself!  
Reminds me of my childhood in watching Bunker C, oil burning Rock Island steamers on the GSR, leave my hometown of Haviland, KS eastbound climbing a small hill.



Date: 09/17/23 20:41
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: jbwest

rrman6 Wrote:
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> I like her smoke more than she herself!  
> Reminds me of my childhood in watching Bunker C,
> oil burning Rock Island steamers on the GSR, leave
> my hometown of Haviland, KS eastbound climbing a
> small hill.

I would guess that fireman Graves is sanding the flues.

JBWX



Date: 09/17/23 21:58
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

jbwest Wrote:
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> rrman6 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I like her smoke more than she herself!  
> > Reminds me of my childhood in watching Bunker
> C,
> > oil burning Rock Island steamers on the GSR,
> leave
> > my hometown of Haviland, KS eastbound climbing
> a
> > small hill.
>
> I would guess that fireman Graves is sanding the
> flues.
>
> JBWX

Was that George Graves ?

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Date: 09/18/23 04:13
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: jbwest

SanJoaquinEngr Wrote:
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>
> Was that George Graves ?

August 25, 1959.  Engineer Walter C. "Ferggie" Ferguson on right, fireman F. B. Graves on left. 

JBWX




Date: 09/18/23 04:45
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: atsf121

Great stuff!



Date: 09/18/23 08:40
Re: SP Narrow Gauge stuff
Author: tomstp

Very nice, John.  That smoke plume is something else. Small engine, BIG plume.



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