Sunday, May 29, 2011

INDY 500 - 100 Years

The Indianapolis 500, celebrates its 100 Anniversary this year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana - (1960s postcard)

The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of the three most significant motorsports events in the world.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Around Nevada

The California-Nevada State Line on Tahoe's east shore. Today this site is crowded with casinos on the Nevada side. To the right of the sign is a souvenir shop selling Coca Cola and Chism Ice Cream. To the left is the Nevada Club casino, which in the 1950s morphed into Harrah's.

This nighttime shot shows downtown Reno in the 1960s. At the end of the block is the second Reno Arch. On the east side of the street is Harold's Club, Nevada Club, and Harrah's Club. On the west is the Primadonna, the Horseshoe Club, and a cacophony of other clubs and stores.

The Camp N Town RV Park sits right on North Carson Street, near the intersection with Hot Springs Road. It's a "Good Sampark" and "A good place to park your RV." They offer a swimming pool, arcade, laundry, and of course, liquor and gambling.

This postcard shows the outside of the Nugget as it appeared in the 1960s, as well as several promotional shots from the inside.

The red brick of the Arlington Hotel shines brightly in this color photo of downtown Carson. Here on the west side of Carson, between Spear and Robinson, are the hulking Arlington and the smaller Gray Reid Wright Building next door to the left. In that building is the Western Auto Supply Co., Carl L Cathey proprietor.

For many more great photos and postcards visit The Western Nevada Historic Photo Collection.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day Moms!

There is none in all this cold and hollow world, no fount of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within a Mother's heart. ~ Mrs. Hermans 1915.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Upcoming Rail Events

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY

Arrives this Saturday to over 200 locations around the country.
For more information CLICK HERE.

40 Years as America’s Railroad

Amtrak has carried passengers on journeys across the length and breadth of the United States. People take our trains to visit family and friends, see America, experience the journey and come home again. For more info CLICK HERE.

Glendale Pacific Electric Red Car Line

Historian Paul Ayers presents a slideshow on Glendale Pacific Electric Red Car Line from its beginning to the last day of service in 1955. Over 240 slides include past and present images of the route. The program is sponsored by The Glendale Historical Society and hosted by the Glendale Public Library. Admission is free.

And because I love trains so much... here are some more pictures from the San Bernardino Railroad Days Event held a couple of weeks ago. More to come!

This is one of the new Cab / Passenger Rail Cars being used by Metrolink California. This car is produced by Hyundai-Rotem and seats 122 passengers and is 85 feet long.

The car features Crash Energy Management (CEM) technology, all seats face torward rear of car, inward and forward facing video cameras, restroom, drinking fountains, bike racks, wheelchair accesibility and automated station announcements.