Mail delivery by rail car.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 05:54 pm:

Well it is a car and it's on rails.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Benoit on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 08:03 pm:

1923 Buick?

A few more rail cars here:

http://trainwatchersjournal.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/model-t-railcars.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 09:01 pm:

Replica (built from '23 T roadster to represent typical Logging railroad railcar.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 01:41 am:

Ford Model NRS rail car:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 02:43 am:

What is the relevance of the telephone lines in the graphics for The Motor World ?
I know they were a staple along most every road in America in the T era, but this
would suggest deeper context.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 08:04 am:

Burger,
Interesting observation. I had not noticed the telephone lines before. A quick search shows the publishers began using this header between mid 1906 and late 1907:

August 1906:



October 1907:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 08:33 am:

The phone lines represent walking to the nearest phone to call for help when you break down.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John H. Nichols on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 09:15 am:

The lines might suggest that you are able to work on your vehicle at night to be ready to go the next day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 11:09 am:

Also could mean speed! At that time the ability to call someone and have them hear you like you were in the the same room was the fastest thing known to man. The telegraph and electric lights were in the same context.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 04:01 pm:

Telephone was invented in 1876 and remained a "walkie-talkie" type novelty well
into the 1880's as more and more local exchanges came into being. In 1888, AM
TEL (AT&T) introduced their Long Lines program of long distance main lines tying
together subscribing exchanges. Phone systems continued to grow to the peak
year of new construction in 1910. It was a big deal in cutting edge modernity for
sure. The name was even co-opted for totally unrelated items like the "Telephone
Jar", ... nothing more than a regular old canning jar, looking to somehow seem more
"uptown" than their competitors because of the "racy" name !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Housego (United Kingdom) on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 05:40 am:

Here is a short YouTube video of a replica T rail car we worked on a few years ago, great fun...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQV7xZKcITQ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 06:30 am:

Surely the telephone or telegraph lines meant modernity back then and since the name of the journal was Automobile World, it may have symbolized the journals international connections and ability to gather auto news from all over the world?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 06:41 am:

John,

That's a great video and the music fits quite well as we ride along.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 09:57 am:

Neat video! It would be weird riding along in the driver's position with no steering wheel to hang on to. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 06:16 pm:

In the 1950s, Oldsmobile had a whole series or two of cars called "Jet". They and other marques used jet aircraft hood ornaments and other body trim. Madman Muntz also produce a car called the Muntz Jet.
In 1927 (if I recall correctly), Boyce (of moto-meter fame) came out with a really fancy model in an Art Deco design with a built in lamp to read it at night. Its name? Radio. The Boyce Radio meter had absolutely nothing to do with the wireless radio whose use at that time was spreading like wildfire across the nation.
Jets and radios were just the hottest, newest, technologies of their times. It made sense to capitalize on their recognition and image. Just like telephones around 1900. Any publisher of that time wanted you to believe that their magazine connected you to the world. Phone lines portrayed that image. Even if the subject matter was another "hottest" and "newest" "cutting edge" technology, automobiles.
Thanks all!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 09:04 pm:

My Radio is still in a box, in pieces. I need a new glass thermometer and a way to replace it. It mounted on a winged cap.



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 09:38 pm:

The 50's Olds cars were "Rockets", as in "Rocket 88."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 10:26 pm:

Hudson had the 1950's Jet.


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