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  1. #276
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    Nome AK aircraft and gold mining history

    Dredge # 3, a large bucketline dredge, last operated in the 30s. I suppose you can call it a vehicle, a barge, that traveled under it's own power with cables and winches, moving it's pond as it went. The twin engine aircraft is one of two of this type abandoned in Nome. I know nothing about them, but suspect they were used to carry passengers and freight in the 40s and 50s.
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    Ran across these pix in my collection this evening. Both vehicles were recently abandoned.

    We ran into the guy who had abandoned the Jeep pickup as he was hiking about three miles down the trail. Apparently the previous night had involved some drunk 4-wheeling on an unfamiliar road.

    The skid marks were still fresh and the radio still playing in the Ranger pickup when we came upon it, but a 30 minute search turned up no occupant, so he must have thumbed into town.
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    wow, fresh-picked abandonments!

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    i KNEW something was missing!

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    figure i would add to the all the jeeps that are broken down..


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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    Any body know what the last one is? I don't. Found on Ringwood-Ramapo trail near Shepherd's Pond - if that helps.
    That is an amphibious landing craft vehicle from WWII called an "LVT' The track rollers and that round piece are a dead giveaway.
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    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    they were built by a company called FMC which still makes the pea combines that work the fields by my house every summer
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    I viewed all 12 pages and there are a couple missing with national recognition. I have photos of my bike and friends with the first listed below on my hard drive but would have to do some digging.

    1. MOAB, UT. Kokopeli entrance to Porcupine Rim. Photo Op #1, there is an old beat down Model T. I've ridden Porc Rim a couple times a year, every year since '05. Each time, that beater is being photographed by like minded mtbr's.

    2. Alaska. Don't know this exact location but there was a thread on MTBR some years back about guys who journeyed up to the spot using rafts and Pugsleys. The bus from Into The Wild.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Abandoned = YES!...
    ...Vehicle = Porcelain Bus!...LOL
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    In reference to my earlier post and some follow-up guesses that this might be a tank. Here are 4 fresh pictures (of each side). I guess my only reason for being skeptical is the yellow paint. Who in the heck paints a tank school bus yellow? Anyway...here you go...
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    Another odd piece of equipment...

    ...your guess is as good as mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    In reference to my earlier post and some follow-up guesses that this might be a tank. Here are 4 fresh pictures (of each side). I guess my only reason for being skeptical is the yellow paint. Who in the heck paints a tank school bus yellow? Anyway...here you go...
    So I was going to come clean and say, oh, huffster, i was just joshing with you, of course that isn't a tank, it's just some kind of paving equipment. But then, look at all those photos, and then watch Saving Private Ryan. It looks like an amphibious landing craft, albeit fairly small. That ramp is made to drop down so people can jump out, and close up when it is imitating a boat. As far as being yellow, yeah, that is weird. Maybe some kind of tourist company bought it and rode people around in it? Or it was used at a base for training exercises?

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    http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amphi/L/LVT-4.jpeg

    That other thing is a conveyor belt.

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    A lot of very cool pictures, who'd of thought that junk could be art !? LOL. Cool to see the Chevy from Millstone Quarry show up a few times....we've all pissed there before !

    I am shocked NOT to see the Wise Potato Chip aluminum Grumman box truck complete with the Wise "OWL" still in tact from Exeter, NH not on here !? Next time I'm out there, it is a classic !!

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    oh sweet thread, I have one to add


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    same car, different day:

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    lol thats crazy nice pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    ...your guess is as good as mine.
    looks like a farmers conveyor belt type thing'a'ma'jig
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    I'm not sure why the seat tube has been cut?


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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au View Post
    I'm not sure why the seat tube has been cut?
    Because it was easier to cut than the lock was
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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au View Post
    I'm not sure why the seat tube has been cut?
    stolen by a seat tube transplant smuggling ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    In reference to my earlier post and some follow-up guesses that this might be a tank. Here are 4 fresh pictures (of each side). I guess my only reason for being skeptical is the yellow paint. Who in the heck paints a tank school bus yellow? Anyway...here you go...
    It was likely bought by a tour-ride operator offering amphibious rides around the lake, and was painted yellow as a result.

    Abandoned when it stopped working and was cut up for steel scrap.

    A similar example is the GMC Duck (DUKW)

    In WW2


    converted to an amphibious tour ride



    That's my guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    ...your guess is as good as mine.


    That's the frame of a conveyor belt system. The rubber belt has probably rotted away and all is left is the frame, rollers etc.

    -S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    stolen by a seat tube transplant smuggling ring.
    That does seem to be the most likely reason.

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    Failed early attempt at rear suspension?

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    This is an amazing thread. If I ever find myself on a trail which has abandoned vehicles I will surely add to it. Otherwise, I'll continue to enjoy what's already been posted.
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