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.
However it was sold and now we have begun a
new era with a Lexus GX470.
Visitors to this homepage since it was created on May 20, 2001:
This is a personal website dedicated to education about
Toyota 4x4s, off roading, railroading, exploring history and the preservation of important historical sites.

Copyright © 2001-2020 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.
Webmaster creator and domain owner: Brian McCamish   

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.
Welcome to our Homepage - Update June 7, 2020 - WE ARE BACK!

This website was first launched almost 20 years ago, in 2001.   After a multi-year hiatus we are finally back.  Approximately 10 years ago, circumstances
caused us to sell our 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80.  We curtailed our historical exploration activities and concentrated on other things.   As a result, this
website lapsed and had not been updated in years.   But we are back with a new expedition rig and have been continuing our research and exploring passions.

I purchased a 2008 Lexus GX470 (Land Cruiser Prado 120 for the non-U.S. folks) and have built it to replace my old Land Cruiser.  
The build will be documented on here at time allows.

In recent years I've been focused on my part time duties as a manager of passenger operations and locomotive engineer for the Oregon Pacific Railroad.  I
have an extensive website about our railroad, including many interesting historical photos and information for anyone who may be interested.   We also offer
train rides in the Portland, Oregon area on Saturdays.


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Brian McCamish
Portland, Oregon, USA -
(Past and Present)

2008 Lexus GX470 Expedition Build
Our current expedition rig - under construction
Last update:  Page under construction

1995 Toyota Land Cruiser FJZ80
Old expedition rig - sold in 2010
Refinement and experience learned

In Search of History Main Page
Trip reports and photos exploring old mines,
ghost towns, railroads, fire lookouts and more
Last update:  10-21-07

Abandoned & Active Historical RRs
Pages of active and abandoned railroads
mostly in the Pacific Northwest.
Last update:  11-26-07

1989 Toyota 4x4 Expedition Rig
Old expdition rig - sold in 2006
Where it all began

Toyota 4x4 Tech and Info
Links to articles and pages on my website
about Toyota 4x4s and modifications
Last Update:  2007

Foreign Toyotas Homepage
Links to articles and pages on my website
Foreign (non U.S. spec) Toyota 4x4s
Last Update:  2006

Military Toyotas Homepage
Links to articles and pages on my website
military Toyotas
Last Update:  2006

My Dad's Toyota FJ40 1968-1972
Photos of my Dad's then brand new
Toyota FJ40 on the Rubicon trail & more
in 1968 through 1972
About me:

My name is Brian P McCamish.  I live in Portland, Oregon USA.   Since
approximately 2001, I have had a deep interest in Toyota off roading and
American industrial history, with emphasis on exploring and documenting
abandoned and historical sites, including ghost towns, mines and abandoned
railroads and more.   For more than 22 years I've worked for the Boeing Company
and currently work in commercial aircraft parts production.   I also work part time
as a volunteer for a historical short line railroad as the manager of passenger
operations and as a locomotive engineer.   I have a passion for building websites,
writing articles about our travels, history and technical vehicle modifications.   I'm
also a video maker and editor of historical events (mostly railroad related).