View Full Version : underground adventures pt.33...standing in the spots of historic photos 100 + yrs old

10-21-2016, 10:02 PM
its hard to explain the feeling of standing in a spot, that was the center of so much activity 100+ years ago...
and seeing what little is left of such amaizing feats of engineering.......
. the kns railway was one of those spots i always wanted to see
and standing at(payne bluffs)..1000ft up on a cliff
it was hard to imagine trains even rolled on those forgotten tracks. hanging from the trees and dangling on the cliffs..

n a lil shot of my off road glamping set up on the ferry in the kootenays

10-21-2016, 10:17 PM
and i tried to fit the ore bucket in the truck but,
it was too full of other mining artifacts....;) ... ill get it next time[36]

10-21-2016, 10:27 PM
Now that's a cool site

Pretty amazing eengineering on that railway

10-21-2016, 11:19 PM
Wow those men had BALLS OF STEEL thanks for the history lesson my good man vary cool.

10-21-2016, 11:53 PM
Cool shots there buddy

10-22-2016, 05:53 AM
Thats actually kinda cool

10-22-2016, 07:58 AM
just great

10-22-2016, 09:22 AM
Thanks for sharing [cheers]

10-22-2016, 09:35 AM
thanx guys....[cheers]
it is truly a spectacular place to see....(if ur into that kinda thing)......[36]
for some reason i get great satisfaction and inner peace visiting these almost forgotten and dissapeared places...
.i love finding hisory and have since i was a kido..
.spent a few of my childhood years ...travelling and listening to storyies around a campfire by the one and only Bill Barlee!!!.....he was an amaizing man!!!! and i can still remember his voice and stories he told me and how passionate he was about the history of this great place,,, i know its part of the reason i love it soo much,
its truly the one thing, exploring with my family that i enjoy the most in life!!!
and this was one of the stories i remember as a kido, was him looking for a supposed crashed train by the payne bluffs that was still lying there.....
he spent a long time looking for it....he never found it...it may not even exhist,,,,,but to me its amaizing retracing the steps of a story i was told as a kido, by one of the greatest storytellers there ever was.....

and since there is interest , ill share a few more pixx....

10-22-2016, 10:13 AM
I used to watch bill barlee gold trails and ghost towns
all the time lol
It's amazing to see what those guys built by hand and packed into these places
Thanks for sharing your adventures buddy

10-22-2016, 12:43 PM
gold trrails n ghost towns is a great series.!!!!!!!..
he was a family friend when i was younger..
and i was lucky enough to be on a few of his adventures...and hear the stories from the man himself in person....
we join him when he was writing one of his early books....
.which he signed a copy n gave to me as a kido.
.although i didnt realize the significance of who he was back then..
( in the 80s).


Lieutenant Johnson
10-23-2016, 09:57 AM
cool piece of history bud!

10-23-2016, 02:23 PM
It always blows me away how those guys in those days crawled all over this provide wearing 3 price suits in all the old pics .
Great adventures eh.
Thanks for the cool pics

10-24-2016, 08:23 AM
Very cool stuff, thx for sharing. Love the old history stuff


10-24-2016, 12:39 PM
Awesome . .....

10-24-2016, 02:58 PM

10-24-2016, 05:49 PM
[cheers] cool shit bud! oh yeah

10-24-2016, 08:27 PM
cool pics

10-24-2016, 09:22 PM
I should have went with a comb over like that!

10-25-2016, 09:46 PM
thanx guys glad ya enjoyed...[cheers]

got 30ish more stories to post from my travells.

..stay tuned///[36]