Monday, March 29, 2010

Dad's Slides 5

Christmas 1960




Renee, Dave, & Mindy 1972

Thanksgiving 1960 or 61

New York Central train somewhere in Michigan 1955.

What a marvelous eye Dad had for photography. Hopefully I can save these, print some, and make a few more family members and friends happy to see images that have been hiding to be rediscovered again. Thanks Joe Story for his help with some Navy photos coming in my next post.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dad's Slides 4

Detroit, MI 1963

TBM 3E Avenger and Mt. Fuji 1951.

NAS Whiting 1950

CVE 115 USS Bairoko refueling DD 851 USS Rupertus in the Pacific 1951.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dad's Slides 3, PLANES

Jack Wink on both planes above.

My Dad, Joseph A. Meinhard.

Dad's Slides 2

The Ambassador Bridge and railyards.

Unknown sunk ship in 1962 in the Detroit River.
 Note railcar ferry right of photo.

Pacific Cruise of VS-23 aboard the USS Bairoko CVN 115.

Yokohama Harbor in Japan? 1951

Many more slides to go through. It is wonderful to be seeing some of these for the first time.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Dad's Slides 1

 Ford Rouge Steel
Andy & Mom with "Jay Jay"
 Nana, Unc. Gordon, Grandma Clark, Mom (Marilyn Meinhard)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Two Hours of Railroad Photography

After filling the wife's car with fuel, I heard the blast of a horn to the east of the filling station... A Grand Trunk Western (GTW) paper mill run was in progress! Bright sun, blue skies, and hopefully a GTW Blue loco...

So much for a GTW Blue loco, CN got to this one!

My first shot was this one with the crew member riding the car north to Dunn Paper.

The use of a polarized filter is a must to get these colors!

I know, if the loco was centered under both flags... if I 
went anymore to the right I would be in the ice and water!

This shot is my wallpaper!

Kids, mom, and a train.

I like the low angle shots like this.

Throttle up!

The last shot at Dunn Paper.

Dortmar Paper across the Black River.

What changed?

The Port Huron and Detroit Railroad roundhouse.

The Port Huron and Detroit Railroad offices, now the PH&D RR Historical Society.

May last shot of the two hour tour of railroad photography around Port Huron
was at the Griswold Rd. crossing as a CN freight backs into the yard.

It was a great day to get out and finally get some photography of trains. I can't wait for my next installment!

Dan Meinhard