Check Out This Neat Model T Motor Railcar News Clip Film

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 07:49 am:



See it on British Pathe at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3EbPEqACrY


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 08:02 am:

It's hard to believe a Model T could haul that much weight!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 09:54 am:

Interesting that they removed the steering wheel, not that it is needed, but that looks so strange to drive without it. I presume it takes a bit to get it going. However on level steel rails I see why it got up to 40mph. Wonder how long it took to stop or if it had accessory brakes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John C Codman on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:46 am:

Great video! Thanks for posting it, David.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Hunt on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:29 pm:

This is on the UK Kent & East Sussex Railway that still exists as a preserved steam railway between Tenterden and Bodiam. This railcar is mentioned in K&ESR Histories, but was not a success due to the many sharp gradients on the line due to the cheap construction avoiding cuttings and embankments.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Hunt on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 04:37 pm:

Here is some more information. This railcar is shown and described in chapter 12 of the English Model T Ford, volume 2. The K&ESR bought 2 pairs of Ford railcars, the 1st in 1923 was from Edmunds of Thetford with bodywork by Eton Coachworks of Cringleford. It was scrapped in c1934. The 2nd , similar railcar was bought in 1924 and worked until 1937 and was scrapped in 1941.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Weeds on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 06:03 pm:

There is one still running here in New Zealand for tourists, 5 times a day over holiday periods . I called in on the way past last Wed to take a couple of pics.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Garrison - Rice Minnesota on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 09:57 pm:

How many cringed watching that guy crank that Model T?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Warren on Friday, September 18, 2015 - 09:25 am:

Micheal, just make sure the timing is set to start position and crank the sh*# out of it. It looked like it worked for him. She didn't have any trouble keeping up with the train. :^)


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