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#1 usroadman

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:17 PM

I started driving our US Highways end to end back in 1988, and since the mid-90s have tried to take a picture of the highway, preferably with a highway marker, about every hour.  It makes for a relatively short "ride down the road".  I've made it up to US 52 so far.  For anyone interested you can view the photos in a few places.

 

I have slideshows uploaded to youtube here:  https://www.youtube....fskyd11UdN6Wmbu

They're accessible through my website here:  http://roadandrailpi....com/select.htm

Also on Flickr here: https://www.flickr.c...57631716015702/

 

Hope you enjoy.



#2 Mike Ballard

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:28 PM

That is a pretty neat idea. A nice way to tour a roadway and get a feel for what it is like.



#3 usroadman

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 01:10 PM

Thank you.  It was my wife's idea originally to take pictures, which is why there's less consistency in the early routes (before I knew her) as I had to go back and fill in the blanks.  The engineer in me needed a system, so a picture with a sign every hour or so.



#4 roadtrip62

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 09:48 AM

I haven't managed to drive the routes end-to-end, so my solution has been to construct a virtual roadtrip.  I research the road and sites along the way from the perspective of the year 1962, just before the interstates took over.  Then, I post the results organized in the conceit of each day's "drive" at my website Roadtrip-'62 .  So far, I've completed US-23 and the longest route, US-6.






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