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A look at off-limits Route 66 in McCook

A look at off-limits Route 66 in McCook

A few weeks ago, Roamin’ Rich Dinkela — with the help of a drone helicopter — created this video about the closed section of Route 66 near McCook, Illinois. The approximate one-mile section of Joliet Road, aka Route 66, was…

Aerial views of La Bajada Hill

This new video of a snow-dusted La Bajada Hill south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, uses a drone to film footage from the air. The video contains interesting and seldom-seen angles — including a wrecked car in the beginning of…

Effort to save the Gasconade Bridge goes beyond the rally

Effort to save the Gasconade Bridge goes beyond the rally

Last week, “Roamin’ Rich” Dinkela organized a rally at the foot of Route 66’s Gasconade River Bridge near Hazelgreen, Missouri, that was closed Dec. 18 by the state because of deterioration. The rally was designed to urge the Missouri Department…

Cafe on the Route reopening soon

Cafe on the Route of Baxter Springs, Kansas, which abruptly closed nearly two years ago, apparently is reopening by mid-November after extensive renovations. Rich Dinkela got the scoop a couple of days ago with this video. The new owner’s remodeling…

Railroad confirms it’s removing deck from MacArthur Bridge

This was reported 10 months ago, but the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis confirmed through a KPLR-TV report this week it is removing the automobile deck from the historic MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis. The railroad told the TV…

Replica of La Bajada Hill sign erected

In recent days, “Roamin’ Rich” Dinkela commissioned a replica of a warning sign that long ago graced the top of La Bajada Hill between Santa Fe and Albuquerque in New Mexico. La Bajada Hill served as Route 66 during the…

A chat with Rich Dinkela

KC Keefer, the guy behind the ongoing Genuine Route 66 Life video series, produced a new clip about “Roamin’ Rich” Dinkela. The interview occurred at the closed MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis. For a seven-minute clip, it nicely encompasses Dinkela’s…

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