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Old Vinke history photo #1 #8080980
02/18/24 11:47 PM
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Got this from my dad today……

My grandfather started working in the Union Pacif Shop in Omaha Ne before the age of 16.
He was the oldest brother of 7,
Grandfather family legally imagined from Croatia
after his father passed it was his responsibility to provide for the Family.

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[Linked Image]

Smoky Joe Michells,,,,,,RIP….


Slightly used Shoes 4 sale……………
Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081000
02/19/24 12:29 AM
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Really Nice Dave....


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081012
02/19/24 01:18 AM
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Nice !!!!


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081018
02/19/24 02:18 AM
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Thats a great memento Vinke.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081021
02/19/24 02:36 AM
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Anyone left in Omaha? That's where I'm from.

Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081054
02/19/24 07:37 AM
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Good old days

Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: martentrapper] #8081089
02/19/24 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
Anyone left in Omaha? That's where I'm from.


I live right across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081091
02/19/24 08:44 AM
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That's really neat to have.

My grandpa worked for Union Pacific for a few years, before WWII.

Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081093
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claim jumper


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081177
02/19/24 11:19 AM
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A time when responsibility was respected and taken without hesitation. Great relic.

Osky


"A womans heart is the hardest rock the Almighty has put on this earth, and I can find no sign on it"

Jabless in Minnesota

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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081205
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[Linked Image]
I also have Croatian roots from my Grandma’s side! Here is me and my brother with our Great Grandparents immigration papers

Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Outlaw99] #8081254
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Originally Posted by Outlaw99
Originally Posted by martentrapper
Anyone left in Omaha? That's where I'm from.


I live right across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa

When I and my buddies turned 18 in the mid 1970s, we drove over to Council Bluffs to party. Iowa was drinking age 18. Neb. was 19. The Joker lounge in CB! Good times. Almost surprised I survived them!

Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081277
02/19/24 01:05 PM
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The Joker!!!!
Thirsty Thursdays….


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081314
02/19/24 02:02 PM
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Vinke....is that a Challenger....or a Big Boy ..?


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: elsmasho82] #8081349
02/19/24 02:53 PM
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Your brother's name Ollie ?


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Nessmuck] #8081403
02/19/24 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Vinke....is that a Challenger....or a Big Boy ..?



Big boy

I have the bell at home already [Linked Image]


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8081438
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^^^^^^^ sweet ...
That would go good in my model train layout room


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Nessmuck] #8081445
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
^^^^^^^ sweet ...
That would go good in my model train layout room


We have two bells
The other one is off a steamer with the original mount. Supposed to be 1 of 10 in existence ???

I have had lots of offer but they are family pieces that mean more then money.


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: elsmasho82] #8081779
02/19/24 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by elsmasho82
[Linked Image]
I also have Croatian roots from my Grandma’s side! Here is me and my brother with our Great Grandparents immigration papers


You definitely look it,,,,,
You brother look like he “Hill” people,,,,, they are a kick in the pants!…


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Re: Old Vinke history photo #1 [Re: Vinke] #8082348
02/20/24 09:00 PM
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I got chill bumps looking at that Vinke. They don't make stuff like that any more. I hope that it is a big deal to you too.

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