Air and Ground

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This site is maintained by Bob Barnes of Hillsboro, New Mexico.  Barnes is primarily a naturalist, focusing on the natural history of the Black Range of New Mexico, but he also has this fascination of things mechanical.  That is especially true if the items in question have some age to them.  At this site you will find photographs from various locations, primarily in North America.

This site is arranged into four major categories: Aircraft and Space MuseumsCars, Trucks, & BikesFarm & Logging; and Trains. The Aircraft and Space Museums and Cars, Trucks, & Bikes galleries are arranged primarily by manufacturer or major brand. The Farm & Logging and Trains galleries are arranged primarily by location. 

The Indexes to Individual Aircraft/Spacecraft A - L  &  M - Z provide easy access to photographs of specific aircraft or spacecraft. It is arrayed by manufacturer. The drop-down boxes above provide access to the photo galleries as they are arranged by location.

As neat and precise as the categories may seem, that is a bit misleading. For instance, in the Cars, Trucks, & Bikes gallery there are a few wagons and in the Farm & Logging gallery there are also examples of road maintenance equipment.

Sometimes travel can be incredibly boring, on a commercial airliner or a bus for instance, sometimes it can be quite exciting.  The conveyances which get us from there to here, and vice versa, are the topic of these galleries.  The forms of the objects vary, some shiny with gloss, some covered with rust, all with the promise of motion, of activity, full of the dreams and abuses of the past and the promise of the future.

The video shown immediately below was recorded at La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery which is located in the Lower Mimbres Valley, west of the Black Range, in New Mexico, USA.  On June 5, 2015 it hosted a visit by members of the Tin Lizzies of Albuquerque, a club for Model T Ford enthusiasts.  This is an animated slide show, followed by video, of the Model T's that came to visit that day.

Found below are three train-ride videos.  The first is the ride on the El Chepe through the Copper Canyon of Chihuahua, Mexico.  The second is a ride on the Nevada Northern Railway in Ely, Nevada, USA.  The last is a train ride from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico.  Photos from these train experiences and from other sites are found in the Trains photo gallery.

© Robert Barnes 2018