Barney Secord Salutes Herc Driver

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by cn nutbar, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    Hello Everyone---For those of you who have been following Doctor Wayne's threads on the EG&E,you may remember the notorious antics of Barney Secord.When Barney heard that Herc Driver had been deployed to a part of the world where rail-fanning was not a popular past-time amongst the local population,he thought it might be a good idea to send Herc some pictures from back home to keep Herc's enthusiam for train watching so when he gets home,he'll be ready to get back into his own modelling and photography.In typical fashion,Barney had a few cold ones,jumped into his bi-plane and snapped off a few shots to send to Herc---So here's to you Herc,compliments of Barney Secord



  2. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    Great shots and a great Salute to the Herc Driver:thumb::thumb:
  3. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

    I like the first shot the best but all are great.

    I am going to assume that:
    meant a few cold cokes as we wouldnt want an inebriated pilot flying around our trains. He could damage them. sign1

    Stay safe Herc!:wave:
  4. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    A good picture is worth much...

    :mrgreen:sign1:thumb: First off - my warmest thanks for being remembered and going through all the trouble to pull Barney away from his favorite watering hole to crank up the plane and snap a few pictures off. I humbly bow to his superior flying skills - being able to fly and take such great shots is no easy feat! (Although, after downing a few wee nips, maybe it steadies the hand holding the camera.) It is true...I haven't seen a set of rails anywhere in Afghanistan. So I'll return often to these pictures and continue to be amazed by the intricate detail of the good Doctor's layout. Many thanks!
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I hope the landing gear and/or smoke stack is still intact after that low level pass over the roundhouse (last shot)!! :eek: :D

    Hope you stay safe, Herc!

  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    A friend of Barney's (who shall obviously remain anonymous) ;) snapped these shots at the Maitland River bridge. About a week prior to this, Barney was seen measuring the portal of the through span, :eek::eek::eek: which proved too small for the intended stunt. Looks like the photographer had a couple of cameras in play. The wheels are mere inches above the water:


    And, finally, a wave as the wheels kiss the surface of the water - another inch or so and that kiss would turn deadly.

  7. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Boy I tell you - that guy can really fly! :thumb:
  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    It's been some time since we saw Barney up to his old stunts....Although that bridge stunt could'a been nasty.....:eek:

    I've noted a new member here at The Gauge..."Secord Flying Services"...Any relation to ol' Barney..?
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Great Stuff!!! Great Tribute!!! :D :D :D Take care Herc!!!!
  10. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That's great! I love the water skimming shots!
  11. Secord Air Services

    Secord Air Services New Member

    That depends, Gus, on whether or not you're related to John Law. I just wanna make it clear that all my businesses are legit. Strictly legit. ;):-D:-D

    Here's a photo of our warehouse in South Cayuga. We sell direct to the consumer, cuttin' out the middleman - all the middlemen. Strictly legit. ;):p:-D

  12. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    Hello Herc---Barney credits his basic flying skills to the training he received while he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.Apparently Barney was considering a career in the Armed Forces but the powers that be were concerned that Barney was in their opinion " self destructive"---it's true he could fly,but no one wanted to fly with him so his future as an aircraft commander came to an end.Being a resouceful and enterprising individual,Barney quickly turned his talents into a successful enterprise in the private sector---for those willing to take a chance,his arial tours are a thrill of a lifetime.When not flying under bridges,Barney manages to do a lot of train shots---flying one handed has become the norm for Barney---when not holding a camera,there's always a cold one in his hand---here's a few more shots of his handy work





  13. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    Boy.....That Barney sure can pick his shots....Must also be a railfan....:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  14. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

    Welcome home Herc---Having recently survived one of Barney's thrilling arial tours,it's always a relief to have two feet planted on "terra firma"---as well it's easier to focus on trains when you have both hands free rather than holding on for dear life while riding in an open cock-pit---the only vibration is from the ground itself as CNR Pacific #5303 roars past on Doctor Wayne's EG&E---Hopefully we'll be seeing some pictures of your layout from the same point of view now that you're home
    As well,Barney has extended an invitation for a free arial tour(all drinks included) if you're ever in this area---his tour will be a piece of cake after what you've been through and that includes the under the bridge side-trip---Again,welcome home

  15. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    My sincere thanks! And pass that on to Barney too. You've got to have a steady hand and steely nerves to fly that low - low enough to get under a bridge. Thankfully, there are still guys like Barney around to inspire and help us all remember the glory days of the biplane and the barnstormers who flew them. They were a rare breed.

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