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Some digital photos taken with Sony DSC-H1 digital SLR camera, except for photo scans and panos. Photo scans of film-based photos taken with Nikon F1 or F2 with Tamron 2.8-5.6 lens. Photos after May 2010 use Promaster wide angle adaptor (.7X) for Sony DSC-H1 and with (or without) Hoya Moose Warm (81A) circular polarizer. Some newer photos, incl. panos are taken with a Fujifilm AX300, you can tell by the bluer hues and lack of filtering, I tried to compensate in post-processing, but the camera is still very blue-ish and lacks depth.

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That's an old Kirby! Worth fixing and using!

This is part of the original Transcontinental railroad. One can follow the original road bed for several miles on Google Earth. The pilings shown here are classic "flood plain" style trestle work. They raised the track a bit so the iron rails wouldn't react with the water and salt. Not only that, but they probably weren't sure how deep the water could get out here during a flash flood, hence, I believe, the side baffling. Steel rails, which came a few years later, were tougher against corrosion. This is a fascinating picture, thanks for sharing!

Hi radiocowboy10 I am not responsible for admitting photos to Google Earth. With my photos I am making "suggestions" which can be accepted or rejected by Google Earth selectors. Hence, address your criticism to them not to me! By the way, which rules prescribe that photos showing indoor rooms or details relating to them shouldn't be accepted? For me it is a pity in any case that bars, restaurants, ski huts etc. do not figure on the "menu" of showable items!!! Yours Wolfgang

It's called a "Whistle Post". The train's engineer was to blow the two longs and a short when reaching this marker, all the way to the crossing which is usually within 1/4 mile of the marker.

Hi, it wasn´t closed yet in 2005, but the owner said he would give up. We have been there twice (1999 and 2006)driving the US40 in both directions. You are right, the guy was nice.

Though this photo's position has been disputed because of the location name, it should be noted this is the exact spot where this photo was taken. I endeavor to make sure all my photos posted on Panaramio are placed in the position where the photo was taken. Yes, Pinehurst is well north of here, but note, too that this region is called Pinehurst as well. There is even a Pinehurst Resort not more than a couple of miles from where this picture is taken. Pinehurst is the placename given for this area of the valley where the Salmon River runs through according to my Delorme mapping software. It is not misplaced.

does not belong on Google Earth

Thanks D. My mapping was way off on this one. Since Google Earth doesn't show river names, it was easy for me to confuse. This was my first trip to Canada. I've corrected the title.

Thanks so much! You're very kind. :)

Wonderful sea landscape! LIKE! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

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