But not by a Texas Ranger.
Bump! Yeah, I'm gonna post. :-/ :-)
Herb, I can't believe you didn't get any responses to this pic yet.
What a ("ridiculous" comes to my mind) strange/cool photo! It doesn't seem to be contrived in any way and the photographer happened to see and took opportunity.
Just another day in Ranger. Or was it?
What a great steam trencher! Such a small flywheel on that "bottle" engine....
Does it look as if the drive chain for the trenching wheel pinion is hanging? Perhaps so it doesn't turn when transporting the machine?
A fella/fellas laying boards for it to roll on....
And that poor T so ridiculously stuck in the mud and perhaps a passenger out and cranking....
There's even someone or two in the back seat waiting....
I'll bet that Ford was never the same after getting out of that. Bearings and bands......
Look at the twist betwixt the windshield and top! Zoiks.
My T scared the crap out of me the first times I took it out and everything flexed all over..... it was alive!
On the other hand, your post was dirty on so many levels. ;-)
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What a mess and a great picture showing how these cars were abused and used. We wonder why they need so much to keep them going but look what they went through to get here!!! Tim
I was gonna post, but thought better of it. That means something entirely different in South Georgia.
I don't think they are laying pipe. I suspect the trencher was used to redirect rainfall/flood water. Or perhaps they loading or unloading it from something. There's a ramp to the left.
Here's another picture of Ranger taken during the flood.
That has to be about the oldest and most cumbersome tile machine i have ever seen!! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Can't help it! Can't get the ***** thing started!!!