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Crusty old Joe's

Personal Photo Album

Railroad

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Al Bass, Tom Johnson, Joe Stevens, mowing grass on Farmville to Fountain RR 17 July 1976
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Locomotive 4501 passing Snowden NC August 24, 1974.
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Tunnel motor, Terror Lake tunnel bore, Kodiak Island AK. Circa 1982.
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Locomotive 4501 paused in Moyock, NC August 24, 1974.
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Fairmont rail car, Joe Stevens in it, Marshall Tillett on the left.
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Queen Anne creek trestle Edenton NC. Southern RR train took out the whole trestle and landed in the creek. Several boxcars were full of peanuts. After about a week under water, there was quite a smell.
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The last day of operations at the Hertford NC depot.
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William F. Knorr Memorial Bridge, Albemarle Sound NC. 5.1 miles long.
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Knorr Bridge ran from Edenton to Mackeys NC.
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Snow plow extra approaching Belcross NC early 1980.
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Rocky Mount NC, Seaboard.
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Norfolk Southern's first diesel. Photo by J. H. Stevens.

During the 1970s I explored the route of the Suffolk & Carolina RR. I made two sketches of it's route through downtown Edenton NC. Page 1 Page 2

Family and Friends

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My dad on his Skipjack.

704 W. Main St circa 2006
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J. Howard Stevens on the porch of our family home where he ran his photo studio. I was raised in this house which we sold in March 2000. Built circa 1898 as 420 W. Main, it was 520 for a long time then finally 704 as the city renumbered houses.
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Me 1995.
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Hatteras village, before paved road. 3.5 MB
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My uncle Dick Burrus ran the Texaco dock and ice house. 3.5 MB
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I spent several childhood summers in Hatteras. It was a wonderful time. 3.5 MB
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My 5th birthday, Ted Moore, Shell Scott, Marion Markham, Luther Culpepper, Joe Stevens, Gillie Leggett, Deborah Scott, Karen Klemm.

Norfolk & Carolina Tel. & Tel.

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The Norfolk toll line on Camden causeway with the downtown microwave tower in a telephoto view. Elizabeth City NC January 15, 1977.
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On the way from Duck to Corolla NC 1975.
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Road into Corolla from the beach. Marston matting was in the center, but it was a bit ragged so everybody drove on either side of it. 1975.


Part telephone and part ham radio


This all relay and diode home made converter received DTMF (touch-tone) from the 2 meter repeater and converted it to dial pulse for the phone line (the phone company did not accept touch-tone at that time). There were 32 large relays, about 35 magnetic latching reed relays for memory, 3 stepping relays and a few hundred diodes. The DTMF decoder was a Western Electric 207A from a key system intercom (with modifications).

Towers and Ham Radio

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KH4NCA antenna raising.
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KH4NCA special event station at Kitty Hawk NC December 15, 1973, the 70th anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight.
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WWII radar tower at Kitty Hawk, c1976.
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WWII radar tower at Kitty Hawk, c1976.
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Atlantic Coast Maneuvering Range, Bodie Is. NC 1976.
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The tower is 470 feet tall with 10 microwave dishes. N&CT&T had a 2GHz microwave link to the Kill Devil Hills CO for a T1 circuit to Oceana NAS in Va. Beach.
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View from the top of the tower toward Hatteras Is.
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The ham repeater we installed at the 1100 foot level on the 1600 foot WITN TV tower June 24, 1972.
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The base of the WITN tower at Grifton NC showing the elevator which was radio controlled using tubes and dynamotor running on a car battery in the elevator car. December 18, 1971.
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Forestry tower we took down in upper Pasquotank County and re-erected at Irby Todd's house on Bell's Island Road in Currituck County NC. 1975.
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Joe Stevens and Irby Todd.
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Bob Weeks, WB4VCU at workbench in shack at WA4JZX/WA4VTX site early 1973.
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Brian Ensley on left, Edgar Lambert on right at the WA4JZX hamshack.
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Me in my ham shack, 1978.
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Al Onley, K4VHV, 1978.
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My first hamshack August 1962. WN4JZX. The upper right radio is a TBY-7.
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Me and Al Onley K4VHV in his shack at Baxter and Grove St. Elizabeth City NC, mid 70's.
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Al Onley K4VHV, Miriam & Andy Brumbaugh KL7HIX, Wally Millard K4JVT at Shelby NC for the hamfest in my car 31 August 1975.

Weeksville Naval Air Station

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Article in Cross Talk Magazine,
April 1980.
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Aerial view of metal hangar.
Modern aerial view
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Aerostat in hangar. 1,034 KB
Seventeen of these new wooden hangars were built; each measured 1058' long by 297' wide. They remain the largest all-timber structures in the world. This one was built of southern white pine but all others were Oregon douglas fir. (See Titans of History on the Tustin California city website.) More. Aerial image.
The wooden hangar, used by T-Com in the above article, burned to the ground 8/3/1995. - - - - - - - More. - - - - - - - Timeline.
Another blimp project from 2012 at this site

Europe 1986

Bruce Simonson photo
The South of France. Jeanine Pohl and me.
Joe Stevens photo.
Grand Canyon du Verdon, France.

NNSY 1962-1970


Norfolk Naval Shipyard Building 510, Shop 67, Electronics.


Norfolk Naval Shipyard Apprentice School


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