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 Post subject: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Location: Within 60 Miles of the Northern Anthracite Field
Im really gonna miss this truck! i bought it brand spankin new from the dealer in 2003. had 4 miles on it. we've been on many adventures together, raise your glass tonight to the death of yellow. 193,000 miles, blown trans, frame cracked in 5 places, front dif leaking like a screen door, wont go in 4wd any more. shes done. she definitly led an abused life, but thats ok i had a blast! good news is my dad is building up a 95 wrangler with a 4" lift that im putting these tires on.

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The Funeral:


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A little memento added to the wall in Adams Garage, lest never forget:

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if any of you other guys run across any photos of old yella, post em if ya got em.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:07 pm 
What happened to cause all the damage that you are talking about?


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Bummer ! They just don't build them like they used to....... :)

I recognize at least one location.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:53 pm 
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yea, almost all of the off road pictures are totally developed now. the first photo is at the site of the dolph colliery mine fire. there is a 200 ft trench now where the truck is sitting in that pic! some others are part of the "new" industrial park near jessup and archbald. used to be some good off roading in those parts on the old mining roads and rail beds.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:09 am 
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Miner Dave wrote:
What happened to cause all the damage that you are talking about?



10 years of beating it as an off road truck.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:05 am 
Well, it had a good life. I can see that you took care of it from the pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:33 am 
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May she rest in peace :( :( :( :(

P.S. Penelope looks more and more like you Chris :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:16 am 
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Maybe the face, but she has more of your physical attributes ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:24 pm 
Do I detect a hint of smoke? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
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Like a keg-on-legs :D :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Hard to believe how long ago this was. Even the derrick is gone now. The Dodge is still around, and should be back next week, better than ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:55 pm 
In the last picture, is that a hoist to bring the coal out of the shaft?


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:15 pm 
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I think it is a stone quarry. Maybe slate.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:36 pm 
I can see that the rail is large for a mine. It looks to be about the size of rail that a class 1 would use on a branch.


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow 2003-2013
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:19 pm 
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It was a derrick from a slate quarry that was operated by aerial cableways. Knowing the history of the operation, I would speculate that they salvaged the heavier rail from a nearby DL&W branch.

Here's some more truck pics.


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