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Old 01-01-2011, 05:24 PM   #22
Justin Franz
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Whitefish, Montana.
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Originally Posted by troy12n View Post
Guess all those rolls of Kodachrome 64 I kept in the freezer that I was going to sell for $1000 a roll 10 years from now just became useless...
Haha, classic. I was hoping to save one roll of Kodachrome, but this summer while on a trip with my Dad I forked it over to him as he franticly looked for another roll in his bag. Should have told him that the trackside market price is about $120.

To respond to the "who cares" crowd... I think the big reason the passing of Kodachrome has gotten so much attention (and not just on railfan forums, but in the news) is that it was the end of an era in popular culture. For the better part of 75 years, color slide film was how people recorded their vacations, families and memories. At this point, I'd say it's more a nostalgia thing for most people.

And since we're talking about the end of an era, here's a Kodachrome from another end. June 2002, the last month of the Cartier Railway being "all Alco."

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