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Old 09-12-2019, 10:47 PM   #1
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Interesting post from AACA Forums
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/333409-what-was-it/
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:15 PM   #2
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....with a photo of a rather innovative railcar. Here is the photo from that discussion on the AACA Forum web page:



To go in the opposite direction (or turn around), it looks like you can just pivot the car body around on a central axis and re-attache the chain drives on the other set of wheels.

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Old 09-13-2019, 04:31 AM   #3
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what will they think of next?



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Old 09-13-2019, 09:10 AM   #4
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That 2nd step though...
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:25 AM   #5
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The ones that Ford modified for use on the DT&I railroad were a lot more simple. They used a wood spoke & felloe wheel similar to Model T types with a steel outer rim for ridding directly on the tracks. There is a photo of a 29 Fordor in the book "The Ford Model A As Henry Built It".
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Old 09-13-2019, 12:37 PM   #6
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The Wobble Bobble Turnover and Stop Railroad (WBTS)

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Old 09-13-2019, 01:05 PM   #7
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Myself as a Fairmont A5 Motorcar owner and NARCOA member, I follow this subject fairly closely. My Fairmont presently has a 4-cylinder Waukesha engine in it however if it ever even appears to hiccup, there will be a Model-A installed, you can bet.

The picture of the Sedan above is not really a Motorcar by intention but appears to be intended for use as a Tug. Mounting the Sedan in this method allowed for the extra weight to aide in traction when pushing/pulling loaded cars, and the extra height allowed the Engineer to see over the loaded cars.


I have attached a few pics from my collection to show the diversity of how Ford's moved people & freight on the R/Rs. If you really like this type of thing, here is a post I made awhile back where a (well-worn) Victoria was used on a East Texas railroad. This is a video of the one Tom posted about above this.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=252641


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