George Schmidt posted a nice thread entitled "Model T's and Trains", which reminded me of a thread John Carter started in 2010. www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/125234.html
Since George Schmidt's thread was such a nice and pleasant thread on Model T and train artwork, I didn't want to highjack it and take it into a different, darker direction, so I started a new thread involving an interesting, but tragic past thread that many new members have not seen. Jim Patrick
My grandfather and his uncle (who was only a couple years older than him) were in a car that got hit by a train. It was in the 30's, here in Detroit and from what I understand there may have been some imbibing involved.
The car basically rode the 'cow catcher' and overturned, while being kicked off to the side.
He said they laughed it off, flipped the car back over, and continued on their way.
Thankfully, it wasn't their new '32 V8 pickup they had bought for the family business... I was sure to ask. He thinks it was his uncles Pontiac.
Wow, that poor car. Hope no one was seriously injured or worse, hard to know, hard to believe it wasn't fatal. Almost looks like two cars?
Not too bad. A little tweeking and some spot putty....good as new.
Here's a great old past thread on Wrecks, Crashes, And Accident Photos that dovetails in nicely here.
These two photos have been posted before. The T is either a 1911 or a 1912.
Maybe Henry shipped it to an under performing dealer. "Don't stop the train, just shove it off".
I think I might have restored that car or something simular
Anyone looking for a 12 rivet clam shell rear? Looks like this one survived the crash.