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St. Louis: Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse   2 comments

On our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ we had a perfect day in St. Louis/MO, including a tour of the St. Louis waterfront on a paddle-wheeler:

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The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse

For more information about our day in St. Louis check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 8 [ St. Louis]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News“.

 

 

Gateway Arch and Downtown St. Louis   2 comments

On our „RailTrailsRoadTrip“ we had a perfect day in St. Louis/MO, including a tour of the St. Louis waterfront on a paddle-wheeler:

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Gateway Arch & Downtown St. Louis

For more information about our day in St. Louis check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 8 [ St. Louis]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Dogleg Bridge   2 comments

As mentioned in my previous posting, the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is quite unique as it has a dogleg [20-degree bend] right in the middle:

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A Bridge with a Dogleg

The reason for this unique feature: the planners had to allow for

  • a 90-degree angle for barges passing underneath, directly into or with the flow of the Mississippi, and
  • putting the foundations on solid rock.

For more information about this bridge check out „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7 [ Old Chain of Rocks Bridge]“ in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

 

Part of the Old Route 66   11 comments

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, crossing the Mississippi above-river of St. Louis, linking Missouri and Illinois. In the olden days the famous Route 66 lead  over it, and today it’s part of the fantastic (bicycling-) trails in the vicinity of St. Louis:

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Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Missouri Side

For more about my day on the trails around St. Louis/MO and Collinsville/IL, and about these fantastic rail trails, check out  „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 7“

in my blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs/AR [3]   2 comments

To me, the design of the Quapaw bathhouse definitely looks Turkish:

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The Quapaw Bathhouse

For more about Bathhouse Row, check out my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 3 (Afternoon and Evening) [Hot Springs/AR]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs/AR [2]   2 comments

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Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs/AR, with the Ozark Bathhouse in the Foreground

For more about Bathhouse Row, check out my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 3 (Afternoon and Evening) [Hot Springs/AR]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs/AR [1]   Leave a comment

Bathhouse Row, part of the Hot Springs National Park, is well worth visiting: a pleasant stroll in the middle of this city.

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Bathhouse Row

For more about Bathhouse Row, check out my post „RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 3 (Afternoon and Evening) [Hot Springs/AR]“ in my Blog „Pit’s Fritztown News„.

Mr. Peanut   1 comment

This Mr. Peanut can be found in Fort Smith/AR.

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Mr. Peanut

For more about him and about our RailTrailsRoadTrip see RailTrailsRoadTrip – Day 2 [Poteau/OK – Hot Springs/AR].

Veröffentlicht Freitag, November 11, 2016 von Pit in Arkansas, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Travel, USA

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I’m About to Gobble You up   12 comments

Looks quiite threatening, doesn’t it, this snowblower?!

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Snowblower at the Colorado Railroad Museum

Veröffentlicht Mittwoch, September 28, 2016 von Pit in Colorado, Colorado Railroad Museum, railroad, technology, vintage

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The Little Engine That Could   3 comments

Doesn’t it really look quite like it?

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Manitou & Pikes Peak Steam Locomotive No. 1

From the railroad museum’s website: „M&PP No. 1 is a unique locomotive specially designed to climb steep mountain slopes with grades up to 25 percent. The underside is equipped with a toothed cog wheel. As the wheel turns, it connects to a stationary rack rail in the track, thus helping to pull a train up the mountain or provide braking on the way down.“

For more information, download a PDF-file here.

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