Undoubtedly meant as "tongue-in-cheek" when first published, this is still good!
Ken, you being a RR person, I did not know that line even came close to Portland Ore.
Cool little bit of fun!
Love it. Definitely a different time. Joking about firing your guns in the air to alert oncomers. Grin...thanks Ken.
Wow, Little rough. Whats worse is it doesn't even say what town this is. I think I better park my T until I find out where that place is! Even the speed limit is secret!Talk about a radar trap!
LOL! Some of these I had not heard before. A few of them were actually laws in some places. They are/were sometimes referred to as "red flag laws" as one of the most common was that an automobile be preceded by a person carrying a red flag. In England, the repeal of the red flag law is what led to the first running of the London to Brighton run as a celebration. (Was that 1896?) It was run annually for a few years, then reenacted as a Veteran Car event beginning about 1929 to current (except for during WWII).
Red flag laws were also enacted in many parts of the USA.
This I believe was publish more in jest, but I love it! Number nine is particularly silly.
Thank you, Ken L, for sharing this! Anything on the other side of the page? I may want to copy this to display with my Gasoline carriage.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
It has Portland Ore. printed in two places.
Fire three rockets down the street at five minute intervals??? come on. I doubt if that ever happened. Five minute intervals?
I think they still have some of those "secret" speed limits in a few places around here.
Looks like I will take the train.
Ken, this is great. Thanks for sharing it. The speed limit being a secret is fine because my actual speed is often a secret.
Ken, what year is this from? Any history of the Soo Line down there? I don't know if there is any evidence left of it in Portland around 3rd & Pine street.
Erich - Notice that at the bottom of that publication, it gives the Portland, Oregon address of a "ticket office". The SooLine was a midwestern RR that did not extend west of the Dakotas, but like most other railroads, they had "Ticket Offices" in most of the major cities all over the country. Coast-to-coast trips always involved more than one railroad, in fact, to this day, there is no Class I railroad that extends coast-to-coast.
This was emailed to me by a friend; I have asked him if there is anything on the other side of the page so if there is, I will post it as well. Just thought it was kind of fun! As far as what year it was printed, I can only guess but would think prior to 1910.