Surface Transport

Surface transport, all of those things which are used to transport goods and people on the surface of the earth has always been fascinating to me.  Especially, if the mode of transport is dated.

Sometimes travel can be incredibly boring, on a commercial airliner or a bus for instance, sometimes it can be quite exciting.  The conveyances which get us from there to here, and vice versa, are the topic of these galleries.

In many ways, the set of galleries in this section is an adjunct to the Aircraft, Aircraft Art, and Space galleries.  The forms of the objects, some shiny with gloss, some covered with rust, all with the promise of motion, of activity, full of the dreams and abuses of the past and the promise of the future.

The Motor Vehicle Photo Gallery includes images from: the Warhawk Air Museum, Nampa, Idaho, USA; Valle Airport Terminal, Valle, Arizona, USA; Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum, Valle, Arizona, USA; and at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson, Washington, USA; Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska, USA; the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon, USA; and at other locations.

The Motor Vehicles - Montana Photo Gallery includes images of the Montana Auto Museum in Deer Lodge, Montana.

The video shown immediately below was recorded at La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery which is located in the Lower Mimbres Valley, west of the Black Range, in New Mexico, USA.  On June 5, 2015 it hosted a visit by members of the Tin Lizzies of Albuquerque, a club for Model T Ford enthusiasts.  This is an animated slide show, followed by video, of the Model T's that came to visit that day.

The Farm and Logging Equipment Photo Gallery includes images from: Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA; at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Stevenson, Washington, USA; at San Lorenzo, New Mexico, USA; and at Collier Memorial State Park, Oregon, USA.

The Railroads Photo Gallery includes images from: the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, Nevada, USA; at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, Stevenson, Washington, USA; and at Collier Memorial State Park, Oregon, USA.  Found below are three train-ride videos.  The first is the ride on the El Chepe through the Copper Canyon of Chihuahua, Mexico.  The second is a ride on the Nevada Northern Railway in Ely, Nevada, USA.  The last is a train ride from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico - it is followed by a photo gallery of that experience.



The Chama Train Ride Photo Gallery includes images from that experience.

The Gas Stations Photo Gallery includes images taken at: the El Paso History Museum, El Paso, Texas, USA; at the Classical Gas Museum in Embudo, New Mexico, USA; Lake Valley, New Mexico, USA, and at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA.

The Signs Photo Gallery includes of images of road signs from around the world.

The War Eagles Air Museum Photo Gallery includes images of surface transport photographed at that museum - which typically of many air museums has period vehicles interspersed with the aircraft.

© Robert Barnes 2017-2018