Post a picture in front of a general store

Discussion in 'Photos' started by TT72, Dec 20, 2015.

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    Last weekend I rode with a purpose. I had heard of the last operational gravity feed gas pumps in BC and I was on a mission to find them. I found them at the Trout Lake General Store on Hwy 31. (Note, Hwy 31 is gravel for about 30 km north of the store and 65 km south.)

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    Yup, they have two of them.

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    The store was open and they also have a BC Liquor Agency Store on the premises.

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    They are 102 Years Old and still in operation. I was debating asking the lady in the store for a mere 4 litres of fuel (as that was all I would have been able to squeeze into the tank) just so I could see them operate, but as I debated a car pulled up to the pump.

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    I got a demonstration of the pump in action. Above - pumping the fuel into the reservoir with a 3 foot long handle.

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    Gravity does the rest.

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    One more photo to prove the bike was there. I regret not taking the time to pull the bike up to the pump and fill up the tank. I would have loved a photo of the process. I now have an excellent excuse to go back.

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