|Last Website Update: November 1, 2011
|Last Update: 12-1-08
|Last Update: updated on a regular basis
|Our section featuring our articles regarding our
explorations and trips visiting historical sites around
the Pacific Northwest
|Our section featuring all of our active & abandoned
railroad related articles, photos and videos. Dozens of
articles, thousands of photos and hours of video for any
railroad or history buff to check out.
|Our website on the Oregon Pacific Railroad.
Brian McCamish is a volunteer engineer, conductor,
public relations manager and extra board for this
|Our New Expedition Land Cruiser Main Page
A page dedicated exclusively to our expedition and exploration vehicle, a highly
modified 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser. Many sub pages are included
Last Update: 9-28-09
|Last Update: 8-2-08
|All of our Toyota 4x4 related articles are linked to from this page.
Last Update: 3-2-07
|Our original, but now retired and sold expedition 4x4,
1989 Toyota Pick-up 4x4, solid axle conversion
|Last Update: 5-3-06
|Last Update: 5-3-06
|My Dad in 1972....
|....me in 2005
|Our original expedition 4x4 was this 1989
Toyota pick-up, for which the website is named
after. It served us well....
|...but progress demanded a newer vehicle more
suitable to our type of expedition travel.
The 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80.
|The final trip with the 1989 Toyota pick-up took place in early 2007.
For all my articles related to this truck, click here.
|Visitors to this homepage since it was created on May 20, 2001:
|Over 4,745,500 total page views on this entire website, since May, 2001.
Thank you very much for stopping by. Please check back as I update all the time.
|This website and all of its content is now approximately
7 gigabytes with more to come.
|Special Thanks to everyone who's contributed information,
tips and photos to this website & our articles.
|If you enjoy this website and would like to help with some of the costs to keep it online, please click here.
|This is a personal website dedicated to education about
Toyota 4x4s, off roading, railroading, exploring history and the preservation of important historical sites.
Copyright © 2001-2011 Brian McCamish, All Rights Reserved
Content not owned by Brian McCamish may be copyrighted by its respective owner
This website is hosted by Yahoo! Web Hosting Professional and was created using Sitebuilder.
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Note about the photos, videos & content on this site:
Most photos & videos are owned by me. I usually allow people to use my photos & videos for personal use or websites. Simply Email me for permission and please credit this site.
I may not have authority to grant permission regarding some photos or other content that were only loaned to me by others specifically for this website. Every effort has been made
not to include other's photos without the proper permission and credits, however, if you see any photos which belong to you and that I don't have permission to use, I apologize. If
you send me an Email, I will remove the photos immediately or give proper credit, which ever you wish.
Note about exploring historical sites described on this site:
The articles contained on this site in no way are meant to condone trespassing onto private property. Many of the sites shown on this website are dangerous
and some are on private land. It is up to the reader to determine whether or not a trip to any area described on this site is safe and legal. If you visit any of these
areas, it is at your own risk. It is our policy that discovered artifacts remain where they are found and we ask that you please not steal or take souvenirs from historical
sites. We beg you to please respect this as we have noticed a number of artifacts disappear from sites that we've visited and then revisited later. In the event that an
artifact is recovered, we believe that it should be placed on public display in a museum or otherwise preserved for public study or future display. It is our goal to preserve
our historical heritage for future generations.
Note about technical content on this site:
This site contains technical information regarding certain vehicle modifications. I cannot be held liable for any damage or injury resulting from
modifications made to another vehicle related to this website. Modifications described on this website are only shown here for demonstration purposes only. I highly
recommend that you seek a second opinion or further information, if you are unsure about any repairs, service or modification that you are performing on your vehicle.
Modifications regarding suspension, steering or other critical safety related components of a vehicle should be done by a professional or experienced person. The legality of
certain modifications vary widely by state and country, so be sure to check your local laws.
|The internet is an amazing thing. It brings people together who
are tens of thousands of miles apart and even speak different
languages, but share common interests. I've received many
emails from all over the world and it's great to hear from all of you.
Check out which countries have emailed.
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|OUR MAIN SECTIONS & PAGES & SISTER WEBSITES
|Welcome to the Home Page of Brian P McCamish
We are independent, volunteer, hobbyist field researchers of Pacific Northwest History, with a focus on
abandoned and historical railroad, mining, logging, ghost town, homestead & other historical sites.
Our mission is to explore, discover, research, record and help to preserve these historical sites.
We live in the states of Oregon and Washington and this is where most of our research is concentrated, but we sometimes
operate in the expanded western region of the U.S. Our work is entirely voluntary, in our spare time and our research and
discoveries are often passed along to local, regional or federal authorities in an effort to help preserve historical sites. We
are not organized into an official group or club, but are simply friends who share the same hobby and experience in
This website is one of several websites part of In Search of History Expeditions. In Search of History Expeditions is now
referred to as NW Rail Research. NW Rail Research now has its own website, but most content on that website refers back
to this website.
NORTHWEST RAIL RESEARCH
This website is the original home page of Brian P McCamish and is often referred to as my "heritage site". While NW Rail
Research focuses almost entirely on our historical research, railroad and expedition hobbies, this website also focuses on
my interest in Toyota 4x4s, Toyota 4x4 history and contains numerous technical articles, in addition to our primary focus on
exploring and preserving historical sites in the Pacific Northwest.
You may note that some of our major pages have not been updated in many months or even years. This does not mean we
have stopped exploring. Unfortunately time and commitments on other projects have made it difficult to update our
websites and upload photos and information on a regular basis. Brian McCamish is a volunteer for the
Oregon Pacific Railroad and much time that was formerly spent on this site is now spent updating the OPR's website and
working on OPR related projects. Please visit the Oregon Pacific Railroad website for more information.
We will update this page as often as we can, but progress will continue to be slow as we only have so many hours in the day.
|Please be aware that some of these Toyota related sections have not been updated in several years. I leave these pages
up because of the enormous work it took to create them, but some information contained herein may be outdated.
|Brian P McCamish
Gresham, Oregon - USA