Old Photo - A Little Of This And A Little Of That Model T Based Rail Engine

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Old Photo - A Little Of This And A Little Of That Model T Based Rail Engine
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, September 11, 2015 - 11:29 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 01:19 am:

Looks like a small Kalamazoo railcar with a Model T engine shoehorned into it. Neat stuff! Usually these had a small one or two cylinder gas engine in them, oftentimes 2 cycle and belt driven. This one is sort-of a "hot rod".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 04:14 pm:

Interesting, David D. Nice to have someone here that can recognize and identify some of these things. Thank you. I have heard of the Kalamazoo rail cars. But would not know one from sight.
My dad used to tell a few stories of one of those rail cars with the two cycle motor. The gearing worked the same forward or reverse. To change direction, the car had to be stopped, the engine stopped, and restarted backwards. The engine would run either direction.
Neat stuff! Thank you Jay and David!


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