Old Photo - Model T Era Re-purposed Indian Motorcycle Powering a Railroad Hand Car

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:52 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:04 am:

Too many things to look at all at once! I particularly like the brake set-up.

Rally neat photo, Jay. Thanks!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:20 am:

Tremendous!!! That's about as good as it gets.
Thank you Jay.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Halpin on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 01:48 pm:

That's just about as 'Rube Goldberg' as it gets. :-)
But, I'll bet it got the job done.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garnet on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 03:14 pm:

Pretty hard to reverse though - that's the beauty of the Fairmont's. Man those were the great old days of modern railroadin'

Hey Floyd - you awake?


Garnet


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Layden Butler on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 05:36 pm:

Reversed with 4 big guys, there are handles on all corners!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 05:44 pm:

I guess this is where the phrase "stand on the brakes" came from. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Friday, May 10, 2013 - 07:31 pm:

Now if that thing was Harley powered, it would fly.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Floyd Voie - Chehalis, Washington on Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 01:02 am:

Hey Garnet, I am now! That is quite a machine. I've ran a quite few motor cars but none quite like that! My great Uncle Harding had an Indian dealership in Topeka,Kansas sure wish I had known him.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph A. Stearns on Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 07:47 am:

It looks like the motorcycle it really all there except for the wheels-- bet it was a quick conversion dual purpose set up. The speedometer cable is still ready to hook back up to the rear wheel or transmission /or where ever and down the dirt road we go!
My father in law rode an H D of that time period with a side car--his girl friend/wife rode in the sidecar. They were wed at 16-- both long gone now--60 plus years together--tough stock back in those days. Joe


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