These are the stories that get buried if we don't tell them so I'd love to hear more about your Uncle.Great thread plowboy! FYI there's a few air raid sirens scattered around Cold Lake. I don't think they're ever tested as I've never heard a peep in 20 years! I know enough people in the City, Base or Fire Services to maybe "rescue" one, lol. My uncle flew fighters here in the 60's and 70's and told me they had gold laminated visors on their helmets to protect them from the nuc flash. Not sure how true that is but it sounded cool growing up.
PM some names to me and I'll ask our Camrose escort if we can set up tours for the long lived locals. We've had some success with our Historic Resources Board to slow down the destruction process so we can...at the very least......take pictures.Tunnels and bunkers in Camrose?! God I wish my relatives knew about this stuff. My mother's whole side of the family still lives there in Camrose!!
Ran around that town way back in the day when it was a third the size it is now. Having French fries with my grandpa while he yapped with farming buddies at the York Cafe, which became the silver Dragon and now might be something else.
Your looking for a water buffalo are you?
Pretty sure I saw one on k**** in bc.
I will have another look.
Thanks buddy, that made me laugh. Good info on the GM and I got some veteran support on the 270 guess today. The Exec put over 80 pics up on the CCDMA face-off site today and his pictures include some better Ford pics. We see 1966 on the tanks but that generator could have been upgraded at some point. There are a lot of 60's tags on the ducting and other items that are still operational today so we sure built things to last back in the day. Greatly appreciate the research.I would hazard a guess that the American Radar Corporation made the radar detector. Just a guess though I could be wrong.
The generator looks to be an early 1980's Ford/Dover diesel engine. They were made in the Essex plant by Ford.
The engine displacement of the 6 cylinder model that is there is 6218cc.
The 1948 GMC 3 ton had the 270 engine according to the research I found. Please correct me if I am wrong somebody.
The funky thing mounted on the side of the intake vent... ionizer? De humidifier ? Atomizing laser shield for nucleic isotopes??
Seems odd that there wood be a huge coal burner furnace down there.
Really great history hunting Plowboy! ! Wish more people would tell their stories and share some of our hidden histories.
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