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Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History
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Author:  weekendrailroader [ Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

Well, after I put out a "railroad items wanted" ad on my local freecycle network, I ended up with a box of old railroad items. Most of the stuff in the box is old O gauge publications from the 50's (300-piece kits, anyone?)

However, there was one envelope with a Southern Pacific Lines logo on it. Inside were a number of black-and-white photographs from the 1940's. Some of these photographs show SP cab-forward #4126 lying on its side after wrecking on a mountainside. Some of the photographs have a stamp on the back that reads "Fred G. Davis, Photographer". The envelope that the photos came in was sent to Mr. A. R. Solomon in Seattle,WA from a Wallace J. Norby in Portland, OR.

Does anyone recognize any of those names? Was Mr. Davis the company photographer? Also, are any other photos of the wreck of the #4126 known to exist?

--Drew Black

Author:  Harry Nicholls [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

I am working on classifying about 15,000+ photos at the SMU DeGolyer Library in Dallas. While not yet into SP, I will check to see if there are any photos of SP 4126 in the files when I return in 2 weeks.

There are over 200 railroad files to be worked on, so it will be a while to complete the project. Email me at h_k_nicholls@peoplepc.com and leave me a message on your exact wants. That way, I can have a reminder when I return to Dallas. I will pull the SP files and see what is there.

Author:  p51 [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

Drew, any chance you could scan and post a few of them here?

Author:  weekendrailroader [ Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

Okay, the scanner isn't currently working, so I've just photographed the prints, four at a time.

Anyone seen these before? Or are they one-of-a-kind?

Image

Image

Image

Image

Author:  mikefrommontana [ Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

All I see are the words Image, Image, Image, Image.

Is it my browser?

I don't think you can cut and paste images onto this board, but have to use the software to set a link to where ever the images are hosted (Flickr, Instagram, whatever).

Michael Seitz
Missoula MT

Author:  Robbie Hanson [ Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

mikefrommontana wrote:
All I see are the words Image, Image, Image, Image.

Is it my browser?

I don't think you can cut and paste images onto this board, but have to use the software to set a link to where ever the images are hosted (Flickr, Instagram, whatever).

Michael Seitz
Missoula MT


By viewing page source I was able to get several links such as: https://7qs0yg.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2p9CNs0diwibJp74N2NFTOExgxg7IT-htvYF6FEBorbdYkSnccyQrEKWHMEb80aZ-j3TYqpoXuNWWjSqXfhKk8g0Sj0e7heKjD1gZRWCAS7Qk/IMG_8703.JPG?psid=1

This appears to be a private file on Windows Live Skydrive--he did it right, and he can probably see it himself, but because it's not a public file it doesn't show up to anyone else.

Going to have to set it to public or rehost it somewhere else before we can see it.

Author:  Al Stangenberger [ Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

mikefrommontana wrote:
I don't think you can cut and paste images onto this board, but have to use the software to set a link to where ever the images are hosted (Flickr, Instagram, whatever).

You can't use cut and paste to include images with your post.

However, you can upload images as attachments.

The "Upload Attachment" procedure is just below the Preview/Submit/Save/Cancel bar at the bottom of the "Post a reply" area.

For Filename, use the Browse button to find the file on your computer (or manually enter its name), add a File comment if desired, and click "Add the file"

(The size of attachments is limited, so reduce the image resolution as much as possible.)

Author:  Rainier Rails [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

weekendrailroader wrote:
Okay, the scanner isn't currently working, so I've just photographed the prints, four at a time.


Drew--

Did you get the scanner working? It'd be interesting to see these photos. (Apparently the cloud server doesn't allow the photos to show up inside the thread.)

Thanks

Author:  weekendrailroader [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

2 AM, Couldn't sleep, so I figured out the scanner and scanned the photos. Here they come...

Author:  weekendrailroader [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

Photo set #1

Attachments:
sp4.jpeg
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sp2.jpeg
sp2.jpeg [ 117.82 KiB | Viewed 1858 times ]
sp1.jpeg
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Author:  weekendrailroader [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

Photo set #2

Attachments:
sp7.jpeg
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sp6.jpeg
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sp5.jpeg
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Author:  weekendrailroader [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

Photo set #3

Attachments:
sp10.jpeg
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sp9.jpeg
sp9.jpeg [ 234.11 KiB | Viewed 1858 times ]
sp8.jpeg
sp8.jpeg [ 183.78 KiB | Viewed 1858 times ]

Author:  weekendrailroader [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

Another set. I scanned the back of the wreck photo to show the photographer's mark.

Attachments:
sp12.jpeg
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sp12.1.jpeg
sp12.1.jpeg [ 44.48 KiB | Viewed 1857 times ]
sp11.jpeg
sp11.jpeg [ 162.75 KiB | Viewed 1857 times ]

Author:  weekendrailroader [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

Cab-forward wreck photos.

Attachments:
sp15.jpeg
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sp14.jpeg
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sp13.jpeg
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Author:  weekendrailroader [ Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Interesting "Freecycle" Find; SP History

More photos.

Attachments:
sp19.jpeg
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sp17.jpeg
sp17.jpeg [ 210.12 KiB | Viewed 1857 times ]
sp16.jpeg
sp16.jpeg [ 295.58 KiB | Viewed 1857 times ]

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