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Day 5, after leaving Las Vegas our first stop was the Hoover Dam and like most visitors, we did the walk out on the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge to view and photograph the dam.


The bridge was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and incorporates the widest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. At 890 feet (270 m) above the Colorado River, it is the second highest bridge in the United States after the Royal Gorge Bridge near Cañon City, Colorado, and is the world's highest concrete arch bridge.

I took this picture back in May when I visited Hoover Dam and the water levels were surprisingly low ... even tho I can only assume they must be even lower now !


I researched this and seems like Lake Mead is currently at the LOWEST level ever (excluding the time before the dam was built and was filling up, obviously) and is as of June at 1075.08 feet (was at 1076.57 during May when this picture was taken) which is a problem for the people who rely on it for their water supply and the electricity that the dam generates.


Engineers are working on installing new turbines that could work even if the water falls below 950 feet !


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An alternate view from above and behind the dam wall from the Hoover Dam Lookout, with the Kingman Wash Access Road in the foreground. Part of the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, from where the previous photo was taken, can be seen in the upper left of this photo.

50005 Collingwood heads through Aller Junction on 5-6-80. Eastbound parcels working taken at 18.24


This is not one that I took and is therefore part of the Tom Derrington Collection. Photographer unknown but I hold all rights. I never managed very many evenings out when I lived in Plymouth, too busy with college life and being newly married. This meant I missed a lot of the more interesting workings. Looking back I find it surprising that I didn't take more photos around Plymouth late on in the day.

I find it surprising that there are not more vintage vehicles in this working. As a comparison take a look at which was taken in the April a year earlier and if you go back to 1978 even more chance of seeing LMS, GWR and SR stock.

Another view of Hoover Dam is seen here just 3 days after 9/11.

Downstream- the Colorado River meanders away.

50024 and 50023 on the Oxford to Paddington service at Reading. Film scan of a photo taken 14.12.1988.

Took a day trip up to Hoover Dam. The lighting was super harsh so I decided to take an HDR photo in an attempt to balance out the photo. After combining the 3 images I brought out some of the shadows using the dodge tool. I focused on the shadows on the water and the Hoover Dam to bring out the color and highlight the Hoover Dam.

Top and tail Class 50s, with No. 50031 'Hood' leading 50049 'Defiance' across Glenfinnan Viaduct on 5th March 2005. This was day two of Pathfinder Tours 'Monarch of the Glen' charter featuring the Class 50 Alliance 'Hoovers'. They are seen easing across the iconic viaduct while working 1Z23 Mallaig - Fort William. Copyright Photograph John Whitehouse - all rights reserved

Taken through the side window of the helicopter. Don't worry, I don't have many old scanned photo's.;-)

Scanned image of positive film taken 35 years ago.

Only here was much water in the dry district.

The dam is located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, and on the Nevada-Arizona border. When I made a trip from the bay area to Ajo in Arizona, I visited the dam because it was one of the most famous dams in the world, and because I just wanted to see a lot of water.

50007 and 50049 open up through Rotherham Masbrough as they get the green light working the 5Z87 1012 Barrow Hill - Bishop Auckland ecs move .


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Meet Hoover one of the youngest member of the family. He is named Hoover because he will spend all day vacuuming up any bird seed that is left, very thorough, even if it takes all day, shot in North Carolina.

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression.

He hoovers up all the nuts at Morton lochs !

This barn owl, hunted the verge with percsion, using the wind to hang and focus on every movement that would take place under him.

This is Hoover Dam as seen from the bridge opened in 2010 to divert traffic from crossing the dam.


The tiny window through which Wilbur shot an image can barely be seen.


The dam is truly an amazing accomplishment. It was built during the Great Depression and employed thousands of workers. For more information see:

The Hoover Dam is located on the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada.

This is the Hoover Dam, a bit of a vertical panorama as it involved 3 images. I took a similar photo that I displayed before -- can't decide which one I like better.

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