I would be happy to have a job like this.
Well, until there WAS a fire, then maybe not so much!
I wonder how many fires were started by the sparks from the steel wheels ? always an optimist...gene french
I wonder if that could be the old Mt. Lowe railway from Pasadena?
Interesting, not a new Ford - USFS wasn't established until 1916. Looks like a '13 T.
looks like the sign is covering over half of the radiator.
It looks like no air flow would make the motor run hot. Tim
Noticed the hand tools on the side of the T. I wonder if his job was to follow steam locomotives looking for any fires started by stray sparks.
Our local train museum has a crew in a speeder follow the train on excursions for that reason.
Looks like the axle is bent out and the crank is behind it.
Ken in Texas
Good idea unless the fire is in front of you!!! Good luck turning around to get away. Looks pretty high up. Fire wont burn with no oxegen.
Yes Dennis, the Fire Patrol is looking for small fires started by hot embers from a steam locomotive that recently passed by. Even with the screens in a diamond stack a fire could happen in certain areas.
This is a publicity still. The white lines are drawn to show the publisher how the author of the article wants the photo cropped. Usually the white line is a red or black line drawn on the negative... like this:
Must be one of those optical illusions, Looks really wide track.
It does look really wide - what's standard rail gauge ?
4' 8.5" jb
Model T track 56" right ? Perfect fit.
I'm thinking what a great job that would have been for me, especially if there were no fires to fight. Spending the day by yourself in the high country. Maybe getting the chance to wet a fly in a creek once in awhile. Life would have been good!!!