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Old 01-23-2016, 02:55 PM
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A train to nowhere in overpopulated state of New Jersey.





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Do you know if there is a story behind that one Vlad? A rake of abandoned wagons pushed up a dead end and then they ripped up the track in front of it?
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:45 PM
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Do you know if there is a story behind that one Vlad? A rake of abandoned wagons pushed up a dead end and then they ripped up the track in front of it?
Not much of a story Rob. It's a target like this one


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Somewhere over Western Nebraska or Eastern Colorado.

One of my employees who grew up on a farm in western Kansas says they plow unplanted fields this way to prevent erosion.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:24 AM
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Somewhere over Western Nebraska or Eastern Colorado.

Funny this would be considered art. It's just some old farmer spreading manure.
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Old 01-26-2016, 01:55 PM
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Someone earlier asked about the "LUECKE" I've flown over it hundreds of times but this picture is from Google. The airport in the lower center of the picture is 84R, just to give you some scale of the size of the letters in LUECKE.

Another quirky thing is the Oklahoma sand trap / Texas putting green.
It is located on about a 2nm final to runway 31R at the DFW International airport. Again the picture is from Google as I'm usually occupied with other duties when I fly over it.
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those aren't......HOUSES are they????

...look more like small shopping malls! ( except for the pools!)

I guess things really ARE bigger in Texas!

( ah, don't send me the A/C, or tax bill please!)


and, man-made stuff is definitely the weirdest, but...ain't nature just amazing!?!?
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The coal train between Leigh Creek and Port Augusta derailed near Parachilna in 2011.

500' AGL flyby at a safe distance: The train has broken into several pieces.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC8KRpXVVVY

I only did one pass. A TV news chopper was inbound, we really didn't need to be in each others' way.

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Someone earlier asked about the "LUECKE" I've flown over it hundreds of times but this picture is from Google. The airport in the lower center of the picture is 84R, just to give you some scale of the size of the letters in LUECKE.

Another quirky thing is the Oklahoma sand trap / Texas putting green.
It is located on about a 2nm final to runway 31R at the DFW International airport. Again the picture is from Google as I'm usually occupied with other duties when I fly over it.
Thanks for posting that John. I too have flown over it hundreds of times as I was stationed in Texas a couple of times. It still intrigues me and I look down at it every time. I still fly over it frequently while flying for the airline and when I fly my RV to San Antone to visit my friends.. Always on the hunt for good BBQ which requires flying over the LUECKE sign!

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