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Hangars of Illinois Railway Museum I

Hangars of Illinois Railway Museum I

The Illinois Railway Museum is the largest railroad museum in the United States. Its hangars shelter numerous displays of old railroad equipment. Union, Illinois. #illinoisrailwaymuseum

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September 17, 2017
Muffler Man - Indian, Crystal Lake, IL

Muffler Man - Indian, Crystal Lake, IL

One of the many American Giants - a Muffler Man located in Crystal Lake, Ilinois.

Now in short about Muffler Men. They are giant fiberglass sculptures used as "attention grabbers". Many of these figures were used to promote various roadside businesses and often would hold real merchandise, like full-sized car mufflers, which, as I understand, was the reason for the Muffler Men nickname.

The figures are usually 18–25 feet (5.5-7.6 meters) tall. Muffler Men were a popular roadside decoration in 60's and 70's mainly in the United States.

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August 05, 2017
Ladder 2737, a Fire Truck from Grayslake

Ladder 2737, a Fire Truck from Grayslake

Ladder 2737 from the Grayslake Fire Protection District. Model: 1999 Pierce Dash, pump: 2,000 gpm, tank: 500 gallon. Found in McHenry, Illinois.

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June 29, 2017
Dragon Candle Holder

Dragon Candle Holder

Forged dragon candle holder at William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's mansion.

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June 26, 2016
Passage to the Sea

Passage to the Sea

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. Eagle's Nest - William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's Gold Coast-era Moorish Mansion, located in Centerpoint, Long Island, NY.

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June 26, 2016
The Old and New of Manhattan I
Pond Overflow

Pond Overflow

After the long drive, we arrived at the campground but there was not much ground to stand on.

Later I met a woman who told me that the evening before there was a heavy rain. She hid from it in her camper until the morning and woke up to discover that the belongings she left around the camper were either underwater or gone. Someone's things were floating around. The next two days people had to move through the water.

Heavy rain caused the campground's pond to overflow. Mexico Beach, Florida.

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April 03, 2016
Coney Island

Coney Island

Coney Island on a cold spring day.

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March 12, 2016
New York's Hudson River Turns to Ice

New York's Hudson River Turns to Ice

Freezing temperatures in New York have left large stretches of the Hudson River an impenetrable ice, which caused the suspension and the shutting down of services between Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.

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February 20, 2015
What You Can Make of the Golden Fleece
My Car Buried Under the Snow, Blizzard 2010
Slushy

Slushy

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December 27, 2010
Can’t Get Her Car Out

Can’t Get Her Car Out

I hope it is her car at least.

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December 27, 2010
After the 2010 Blizzard II
Blizzard 2010. No transport, almost no people
After the 2010 Blizzard
Golden Bike

Golden Bike

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May 23, 2010