Vintage track vehicles

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  1. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    From the Windy City.

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    VW Type 2 'Draisine' rail inspection/work vehicle (note the German Federal Railways 'DB' in the nose roundel):

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That is an awesome locomotive. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    This past weekend we were in Snoqualmie and stopped at the railroad museum. Outside of one of the sheds was this locomotive waiting it's turn to be restored.

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    I used to know what that tank loco's story was, but it's been soooo long, I can't remember. The Mt. Rainier Museum has an 0-6-0T they use on their excursions.
     
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    Unfortunately we didn't have much time at the museum, so I don't know it's story either. But, we plan to go back soon, so hopefully I will learn more about it.
    I have never seen the one at the Mt. Rainier museum. Going to have to put that one on the list.
     
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    Thanks Andrew, I'm definitely going to check that place out.
     
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    Saw the trolley again on Saturday.

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    That's actually pretty cool.
     
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    Seeing a need for a modern high-speed-gasoline-powered train car for short runs the Clark Equipment Company of Buchanan, MI constructed a pair of “AutoTram” Streamliners in 1932. The vehicle in the lead image weighed twenty-six thousand pounds and seated forty passengers in the all-aluminum alloy coachwork featuring a forced ventilation and heating system, it was constructed by the Aluminum Company of America.

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    For comfort and a smooth ride, the “AutoTram” featured Clark-Goodrich resilient wheels consisting of an inner rubber cushion and a cast steel wheel. Power for the train car was provided by an OHV Series 452 V-16 Cadillac engine producing one-hundred and sixty-five h.p. The three-inch bore by four-inch stroke engine was fed by two single-barrel updraft carburetors. A dual exhaust system exited below the tapered tail at the rear of the coachwork.

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    Two streetcars pass side-by-side near the University of Pittsburgh campus on March 31, 1966

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