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On 11/19/2023 at 8:51 PM, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Oh boy! That NP Mallet would have been a project to rerail. The ties laying by the people standing in the center of the pic will probably hold rails & act as a position for the Big Hook(s) or as a shoo fly track or both. The Ten Wheeler under it has a sharp set of whitewalls & looks to be the engine in your second pic.

Mike

Thanks for noticing 1382 in both photos. It certainly WAS the LAST steam locomotive into Helena! GaryūüėĀ

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I have a miniscule amount of photos to post. I may have already posted this photo of a Farmall H plowing, with steel rear and rubber front tires? I can't remember what I had for supper.

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Here is Mike's Farmall M, Toot, last month in the snow setting outside. Our snow hung on tight for nearly four weeks. Sort of a Christmas Card photo!

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Thank goodness this workhorse tractor, an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm is in its winter berth now.

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I may have already posted this too? Mike changed some hydraulic hoses and replaced so me O-rings in the hydraulic system since moving it into the heated shop for the winter.

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I stole this from Facebook recently. 

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Of course I always love posting this photo of the late Walter F. Mehmke's 30 hp undermounted Avery steam engine plowing, and with the IH 4300 that Dad, my cousin James, and I went to with my 1960 B-100 International pickup for the demonstration of the 4300.

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This was my 1960 B-100 pickup with 266 V8. It cost $1,747 at Bourke Motor & Implement Company. I remember also replacing whitewall bias ply tires for $21 apiece from our local Fleet Wholesale Company. Likely those '55 & '56 Oldsmobile style "flipper" hubcaps likely slowed it down, due to wind resistance? Also in the photo is my 1962 Pontiac Catalina with TriPower and 348 hp setup. Of course the 20-70 Nichols & Shepard and the 16 hp Russell are in the background.

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This is a Lake Preston, South Dakota street photo. The pickup is either a 1950 or 1951 International L-110. Likely a 1950 Pontiac at left of it and a 1949 Ford at right of it.

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I don't know for sure why I put this photo here, but here it is. I think it is a GMC that hauls Red Rock Cola and Nesbitt's Orange. I know nothing about the cola, but Nesbitt's was the best tasting orange pop ever invented. GaryūüėČ

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14 minutes ago, Old Binder Guy said:

I have a miniscule amount of photos to post. I may have already posted this photo of a Farmall H plowing, with steel rear and rubber front tires? I can't remember what I had for supper.

IHFarmallHwithsteelrearwheelsandrubberfrontwheelsplowing.jpg.7f98e43cc081040ba544333ddda39d9b.jpg

Here is Mike's Farmall M, Toot, last month in the snow setting outside. Our snow hung on tight for nearly four weeks. Sort of a Christmas Card photo!

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Thank goodness this workhorse tractor, an IH Tractor on a Montana Farm is in its winter berth now.

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I may have already posted this too? Mike changed some hydraulic hoses and replaced so me O-rings in the hydraulic system since moving it into the heated shop for the winter.

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I stole this from Facebook recently. 

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This is a Lake Preston, South Dakota street photo. The pickup is either a 1950 or 1951 International L-110. Likely a 1950 Pontiac at left of it and a 1949 Ford at right of it.

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I don't know for sure why I put this photo here, but here it is. I think it is a GMC that hauls Red Rock Cola and Nesbitt's Orange. I know nothing about the cola, but Nesbitt's was the best tasting orange pop ever invented. GaryūüėČ

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Both sodas are still available. Red Rock syrup is distributed by Midwest Syrup. It's a decent cola, but it's no RC. MW Syrup also has Hep lemon/lime & Green River.

Nesbitt's is distributed through Orca Beverage, who also bottles Moxie (they originally bought Nesbitt's), O-So, Bubble Up, Nichols, Frost Top & Dad's root beer.

Mike

-Reformed soda-holic-

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Dysart's, Hammond Street, Bangor 1940s

Dysart's is a longtime fuel supplier to the northwoods of Maine 

They still run a truckstop out side of Bangor on I-95 

The Hammond St location was displaced by the interstate 

They sold REO trucks and have a 70's Dysart's Diamond REO fuel tanker as "yard art" at the truck stop and it can be seen from I-95 

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7 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

Of course I always love posting this photo of the late Walter F. Mehmke's 30 hp undermounted Avery steam engine plowing, and with the IH 4300 that Dad, my cousin James, and I went to with my 1960 B-100 International pickup for the demonstration of the 4300.

How many bottoms were they each pulling?

Great photos Thank you for sharing I always enjoy looking at the old stuff 

BTW I like Pontiacs my 1st 3 cars were GTOs that I fixed up

That Catalina must of loved the open road with the Tri Power my 64 GTO did

Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

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On 11/22/2023 at 6:13 AM, jeeper61 said:

How many bottoms were they each pulling?

Great photos Thank you for sharing I always enjoy looking at the old stuff 

BTW I like Pontiacs my 1st 3 cars were GTOs that I fixed up

That Catalina must of loved the open road with the Tri Power my 64 GTO did

Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

I hope you all had plenty to eat for a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

I don't remember for positive how many bottoms they were pulling at Mehmke's, but I think the Avery was pulling 12-bottoms and the 4300 10-bottoms?

I had four new Pontiacs in a row. 1962, 1963 & 1964 Catalina two door hardtops and a 1967 GTO. Gary

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17 hours ago, Old Binder Guy said:

I had four new Pontiacs in a row. 1962, 1963 & 1964 Catalina two door hardtops and a 1967 GTO. Gary

Nice cars!!!

I never got to experience an new one.    

A buddy of mine had a gold 67 GTO. It was sharp.

I had a 64 GTO 389 Tri power 4 speed

A 68 400 auto Hurst His and Hers shifter and hide-a-way head lights, this was my favorite body style 

The 68 had the vent windows,Pontiac Emblems for the side markers lights and low back buckets all 68 only in that body rendition.

Both of these cars needed engine and other work  when I got them 

Being a young lad with a passion for fast cars and a grampa who was an expert mechanic and tool maker so we got them squared away in short order,

The 3rd was a 70 GTO 455HO Auto,  it was a hand me down from Grampa when he bought a 78 Trans Am 

It was a mint 50k car unlike my other two that were rode hard and put away wet 

Yes had too much to eat I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as well 

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On 11/18/2023 at 6:39 PM, Absent Minded Farmer said:

 

Saltese.... a very long time ago.

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Saltese is 23 miles west of me almost to Lookout Pass. If I’m seeing it right, the view is to the west. Current day I-90 runs basically where the lower track is in the picture. The high trestle is still there today, I’ve rode over it many times on snowmobile.

My brother-in-law grew up there, his parents owned the Montana bar in the 80s. It had the original bar and mirror in it from the late 1880s if my story is straight. Then the place burned down and all was lost. The bar/restaurant was rebuilt but not like original. Good place for a burger. The town stays alive from UTV riders in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. 

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3 hours ago, MT Matt said:

Saltese is 23 miles west of me almost to Lookout Pass. If I’m seeing it right, the view is to the west. Current day I-90 runs basically where the lower track is in the picture. The high trestle is still there today, I’ve rode over it many times on snowmobile.

My brother-in-law grew up there, his parents owned the Montana bar in the 80s. It had the original bar and mirror in it from the late 1880s if my story is straight. Then the place burned down and all was lost. The bar/restaurant was rebuilt but not like original. Good place for a burger. The town stays alive from UTV riders in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. 

Judging by the postcard, there were a lot more people in Saltese back then. I didn't recall there being much there, when last I was through that area on 90. Looked it up. It's a mighty metropolis of 10 people as of the 2020 census.

I don't suppose you have a plat map of the area?? Curious as to who owns the substation in Ravenna.

Also curious about when the substation in East Portal got bulldozed? Thought it was still standing 7 or 8 years ago.

Mike

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I think your CO pic is interesting. At the Half Century of Progress Show last August there was one very similar. The owner offered my 6 year old son a ride to which he gladly accepted. 

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21 hours ago, Absent Minded Farmer said:

Judging by the postcard, there were a lot more people in Saltese back then. I didn't recall there being much there, when last I was through that area on 90. Looked it up. It's a mighty metropolis of 10 people as of the 2020 census.

I don't suppose you have a plat map of the area?? Curious as to who owns the substation in Ravenna.

Also curious about when the substation in East Portal got bulldozed? Thought it was still standing 7 or 8 years ago.

Mike

No not many people there but I‚Äôd say more than 10. Maybe they forgot a zero. ¬†ūüėā. Bar/restaurant and a small summer store is about it. It used to have an elementary school but now the school bus from St. Regis collects all the ‚ÄúWest End‚ÄĚ kids.

I know of the east portal but not much else.  It’s part of the Hiawatha trail now. Never heard of Ravenna. I asked the coffee crew about it today and they hadn’t heard of Ravenna either. They said the east portal has been closed for a long time. Sorry, I’m not much help. 

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Well l'm back!!  Been in the hospital for the past 3 weeks. like the TV commercial says "Help! l've fallen and can't get up!" l fell in the bathroom and couldn't get up on my own. Wife called 911 and some cops and EMT's came and got me up. Long story short, l had a severe UTI infection and made me so weak l couldn't motorvate so they took me to the hospital. l was there for a week until they got that under control, then they sent me to a re-hab hospital to build my strength back up and be able to get up out of the floor on my own. l had my phone with me while there but couldn't do FB very well on it and don't know how to do Red Power forums on it either. They finally discharged me yesterday so l'm back home and terrorizing everybody on the computer again. Sure is nice to be back!!

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4 minutes ago, twostepn2001 said:

Well l'm back!!  Been in the hospital for the past 3 weeks. like the TV commercial says "Help! l've fallen and can't get up!" l fell in the bathroom and couldn't get up on my own. Wife called 911 and some cops and EMT's came and got me up. Long story short, l had a severe UTI infection and made me so weak l couldn't motorvate so they took me to the hospital. l was there for a week until they got that under control, then they sent me to a re-hab hospital to build my strength back up and be able to get up out of the floor on my own. l had my phone with me while there but couldn't do FB very well on it and don't know how to do Red Power forums on it either. They finally discharged me yesterday so l'm back home and terrorizing everybody on the computer again. Sure is nice to be back!!

It's nice to have you back! Was wondering what happened. Figured you might be out chasing the girls around.... turns out you were chasing nurses. ;v)

Glad to hear you made it through all that. Those UTI's ain't nothing to mess with.

Hope you keep on the up 'n' up!

Mike

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