Saturday, September 28, 2019

Locomotives And Snowmobiles

At this point in my visit to the museum, I was going back and forth looking for additional shots and things I might have missed. I took additional views of the big bays with the locomotive engines.


I also took individual shots of the snowmobiles. This one dated from 1961.


While this was from 1972. 


This last one has seen a lot of action, winning an epic race in 1990.


A final look at the locomotive bays. I'll be wrapping up this series over the next two days.

29 comments:

  1. I would love to experience riding in a snowmobile.

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  2. I've enjoyed your visit to the museum. No snowmobiles here of course.

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  3. Snowmobiles I have never seen in real ! Only the big once to clean the road, but not for private use. There is not enough snow here and in some years not at all. The highest I can remember was maybe 30 or 40 cm !

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  4. I guess many people in Canada cannot do without a snowmobile in Winter. Here we don't have that amount of snow.

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  5. Enjoyed the diversity between the huge locomotives and the sporty snowmobiles ☺️

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  6. Hello, neat museum and exhibit. I like the locomotive. I would like to ride on a snowmobile. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  7. @Nancy: I've done so.

    @John: here they are plentiful.

    @Gattina: we get a lot.

    @Karl: definitely.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Marleen: it is popular.

    @Grace: so did I.

    @Eileen: thanks!

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  8. ...the vintage snowmobiles are my favorites. How times have changed.

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  9. When I was in York in the UK I went to their locomotive museum and it was spectacular. One of the best displays I've ever seen of streamline trains.

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  10. That 1961 snowmobile is a bit different from those today!

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  11. Wow! So much preserved ~ great post and photos ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. They look fancy, but I´m glad we do not really need snowmobiles!
    In fact.. When I was a kid there was a lot of snow, these days it´s only ice, if cold enough (well, we do have snow sometimes, but my Nieces really scream cause their sled is of no use AGAIN...)

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  13. Snow mobiles have come a long way. The 1961 machines didn't perform very well.

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  14. Oh that's a huge engine. I miss steam engines pulling trains. There's one that sometimes goes across some of North Carolina, but the touristy tickets are pricey. Not familiar with snow mobiles at all!

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  15. That early snowmobile looks a little scary!

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  16. The 1961 snowmachine is so ancient compared to the ones today. Not much protection and probably real slow.
    Nice photos, William.

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  17. @Tom: they have!

    @RedPat: I'd like to see that.

    @Marie: quite so, yes.

    @Bill: I enjoyed it.

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Iris: they're common here.

    @Red: that doesn't surprise me.

    @Jeanie: a bit, perhaps!

    @Bill: that's true.

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  18. Wow. We don't see too many snowmobiles around here. Lol

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  19. Snowmobiles have come a long way. We see them flying over the lake when it freezes over.

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  20. What an amazing array of history.

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  21. It's interesting to see how the snow mobiles changed between the 60s and 70s.

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  22. It's really a fantastic muesum with a wonderful collection.

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  23. I didn't know they had snowmachines!
    Our old sled, which I dug out of the swamp, dates about the mid-60s!

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  24. i love to check out a snow mobile ... never ridden one ... i bet it is so fun!! or i would think it is??! ( ;

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  25. Great to see the locomotive and the snowmobiles:)

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