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Old 10-31-2012, 09:16 PM   #421
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OK...I guess I'm going to give this a shot after a recent ride.

In the western Jemez Mountains of north central New Mexico, there was once an active logging industry started in the 1920's by the New Mexico Lumber & Timber Company who built an impressive railroad from the small community of Bernalillo, NM to San Ysidro and then north through the Cañon de San Diego Grant following the Jemez River and Rio Guadalupe to reach the timber of the mountains there. As the railroad climbed along the Rio Guadalupe it eventually reached a narrow box canyon called the Guadalupe Box which required a large timber trestle to be built to span a deep side canyon just before the entrance to "the box".

Here is the Joaquin Trestle entering the Guadalupe Box under construction circa 1924.


Many years later after the lumber companies ceased operation and the rails were pulled up, the side canyon was filled in with dirt and gravel to create a natural bridge across the small canyon and a modern road now spans the gap once crossed by the railroad.



After exiting the "box" the railroad continued up the canyon to the company town of Porter's Landing and then split into lines up several smaller canyons to various "landings" to be loaded with lumber for the haul back to the sawmill in Bernalillo. The farthest north the railroad went was to the small camp of Ojitos Landing. Here is the Ojitos Landing camp circa late 1930's.


Not much remains of the camp today but a few cabin ruins, metal and wood scraps and a beautiful valley.


Eventually the railroad gave way to large logging trucks and to shorten the driving distance a newer sawmill was built around 1948 in the small camp of Gilman just a short distance below the Guadalupe Box. This is the Gilman Sawmill as it appeared in 1968.


And the Gilman Sawmill site as it appears today.


All logging operations were ceased by the early 1970's, the sawmill was torn down, the Cañon de San Diego Grant was deeded to the Santa Fe National Forest and the railroad grades and logging roads were improved to allow forest access to the public. It is still a beautiful ride today!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:26 PM   #422
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It never ceases to amaze me just how hard people used to work back in those days!

I too, lived in New Mexico for 13 years, down in Alamogordo (near White Sands Monument).

We had a huge timber/railroad history in and around the mountains there too...mind boggling the terrain they railroaded through
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:43 AM   #423
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I made a then and now WW2 trip through Europe last summer..



Berlin














SS guard house on the road to the Wolfs Lair in Poland (Hitlers headquarters)








Praque in WW2 and now..








Hofbrauhaus in Munchen









Berchtesgaden








The `Berghof`, Hitlers house in Berchtesgaden.













`Mooslahner Kopf`, Hitlers favorite viewpoint









American soldiers marching through Berchtesgaden in 1945


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Old 11-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #424
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It never ceases to amaze me just how hard people used to work back in those days! ...
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We have really got it made now & don't appreciate it

It's Amazing what was Built back in those old days WITHOUT all the modern heavy equipment & high tech gadgets we have NOW.

Nice Work Guys

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #425
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Outstanding.

Trailboss... When I ride through Empire, or see the faint, hacked out road above I-70 between Empire and Georgetown, I sometimes recall your tale riding "up there".

Foxba... Moving images, in more ways than one. Thanks.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #426
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Outstanding.

Trailboss... When I ride through Empire, or see the faint, hacked out road above I-70 between Empire and Georgetown, I sometimes recall your tale riding "up there".
Very cool old road bed up there!
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #427
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Wow!

Outstanding work, cheers for sharing



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I made a then and now WW2 trip through Europe last summer..



Berlin














SS guard house on the road to the Wolfs Lair in Poland (Hitlers headquarters)








Praque in WW2 and now..








Hofbrauhaus in Munchen









Berchtesgaden








The `Berghof`, Hitlers house in Berchtesgaden.













`Mooslahner Kopf`, Hitlers favorite viewpoint









American soldiers marching through Berchtesgaden in 1945


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Old 11-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #428
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Franconia Notch, New Hampshire

Franconia Notch is a north/south pass through the central portion of New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
Tourists have been drawn to the area since the early 1800s. In the late 1800’s there were many “grand hotels”* that could house thousands of guests.

Then: This image, from 1887, is looking south into Franconia Notch. Oriented from Artist’s Bluff, you can see Echo Lake and the Profile House Hotel.


Now: The Profile House is gone (burned down in 1923). Cannon Mountain Ski Area (visible on the right) was constructed in 1938 and is the site of the first passenger tramway in North America. (sorry about the poor weather and the poor job stitching the photos together).


*Most of the Grand Hotels are gone. But a few survive. See the Mount Washington Hotel in my Then & Now post #330 http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758332&page=22

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #429
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Rebirth of a legend, 18 years in the making.

King, NC had one of the greatest RC Speedways in the US. After numerous national championship events in the late 80's and early 90's it looked like this;










Then the hobby faded, money dried up, and local racers were left reminiscing for nearly 20 years.

Neglect and a long list of new owners left the once great track to the mercy of mother nature;








Then, one man, once a boy racer, my brother (real brother), wanted to relive the old days.








That led to phone calls, meetings, inquiries.... and ultimately - permission to clear the track and see how it goes.















Word spread to the old crowd that The King might be ready for another run, one more shot at a WIN.
As of May 2012, a small group of friends had pulled of the miracle of bringing the concrete back, the red and white barriers upright again - the dream had indeed come true!








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Old 01-09-2013, 11:53 PM   #430
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:57 AM   #431
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Super thread!! Love this kinda stuff...great work everyone
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:31 AM   #432
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It's really great how much passion, creativity and sensitiveness is combined in this thread and makes it so all so precious - simply breath-taking to read all your comments and see all your pictures. I'm a member of a couple of forums but that one surely has the most members who really pour their hearts and souls into their posts! GREAT!
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #433
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NEEERRRRDDDD! joke good job bringing it back, its good to see
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #434
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WW2 photos

Excellent photo work. I had some friends that past that were part of the 101first and 82 Airborne that told me of some of those places. Nice to revisit history through them. Any more?
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #435
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Fantastic photos WWII and today
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