Memories of the Past Times

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jim currie, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    the drive in where me and my wife went was next to a PRR line have no pics of it but this brings back memories:D
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    :) :) jim Too Cool!!!!!!
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    That is one fine photograph Jim!!.
    Thanks for sharing it:D ;)
    Are those cars great or what!!!!!!!
    What type of Plane is on the movie??
    What Class of Loco is that??
  4. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Wow.:thumb: FRED
  5. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Explains why that run was always late!;) :p :D

    Hmmm.... Trains, planes, and automobiles...
    with "Park'n" to boot... That's a GREAAT time!!
    :thumb: :thumb:
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Hey Jim,

    Yeah, memories, that's for sure. There's only one drive-in left in the Phoenix area. The rest are apartment complexes and shopping centers now.

    You really have some great photos. Don't know where you find them, but don't stop posting.:thumb: :thumb:
  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    That photo was taken by O. Winston Link I think. Gary Hoover reproduced several of his photos in HO and in B&W in Model Railroader several years ago. This photo is very ironic in that the cars and planes were the downfall of passenger service of course on the R.R.'s.
  8. ddavidv

    ddavidv Member

    We still have one Drive-In here, it just opened for the season this week. :) It is, however, up for sale, so you know what that probably means. :(
    An easy item to model, easily scratch built. Ours is not overly big, so wouldn't take much layout space.
  9. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    thanks guys the pic dident have and credits on it . Chris the plain looks like a Mig and the loco is one of the N&W Y series mallets i think
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    :D :D David, hurry up & buy the drive in!! :) Thre are a few around here that are survuiving nicely!! they show movies 2 - 4 nights a week, (Mostly second run) & on Friday & Saturday - they host car Cruises and flea markets - the one in MD (Big M) makes tons of money :) :)

    All you need is to advertise...and the cars and fleas come like pidgeons to the park LOL
  11. absnut

    absnut Member

    My bet is the plane is an F86 sabre Jet.

  12. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Awesome photo! Not only for the subject but also for that slightly lurid '50's horror movie lighting. Keep 'em coming Jim!!!

    :thumb: Val
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  14. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Tyson is right - the photo was shot by O. Winston Link. He still is famous for his excellent night shots. For one shot he installed up to 60 flash bulbs - the BIG sized ones! - along the track. He had parabolic reflectors constructed, containing up to 18 bulbs each. If you look at the picture, you see three of these reflectors as black dots below the second cylinder set, the tender and the auxiliary water tender of the loco.

    He concentraded on the N&W and made dozens of fantastic shots. Jim, this one is an A-type 2-6-6-4, #1242, which was used for passenger service as well as for fast freight trains - this is train 77 or 78 on the Pocahontas division.

    The scene on the screen is from a movie about fighter pilots in the Korean war, "Hot Shot". I'm not quite sure if this is a F86 or a Mig-15 - they look quite similar from that angle. And of course both appeared in that movie.

    BTW, O. Winston Link placed a young couple (Willie Allen and Dorothy Christian) in his own convertible and told them to do a bit of huggin' while he fired his shot.

    I found these informations in the book "Steam, Steel and Stars" containing 90 of his fantastic shots, of course by O. Winston Link (and text by Tim Hensley). It appeared 1987, although Link made his photographs in the mid-50s! Perhaps you still find a copy somewhere.

    Thank you Jim for posting this picture. I grabbed my copy from the bookshelf, and this evening I'll leave through it once more. :D

  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Great Ron!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I didn't know you were also a fan of O Winston Lonk. :)

    All I have to add is he died in 2001 -- :( :(
  16. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    Ron thanks for the info will put it on back of pic :wave:

    found a copy of book on the web for 12$
  17. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    Neat picture. We didn't have any trains close to either of the drive in's that I used to go to in my younger years, but it does bring back memories of high school.
  18. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I'm pretty sure the airplane is an F-86, probably a B or C model. The MIG had a rounder bottom than the F-86. I worked on the F-86D and it had a radar cone and a smaller air intake than the previous models so that kinda pinpoints it.
  19. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    I agree, it's no Mig15 for sure. Note the MIG 15 has the elevator mounted on the tail. FRED

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  20. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great picture!

    One of the local McDonald's around here has a large framed version of it on the wall in their dinning room. I can't remember if it is the one in Drexel Hill or the one in Folsom.

    Hey Mikey where are the drive-ins around here? We would love to take the kids to one. The wife and I used to go to the one on US 202 near West Chester, but it is gone now.

    Do remember the Chester Pike Drive-In, behind St. Rose of Lima Church? The B&O ran along on one side of the property. I can recall as kid my mother driving down Bullens Lane and just before you went undert the bridge for the B&O you could see the screen. I may have some pictures that show the drive-in.

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