Nuttin a little spit and polish wont fix!
The Milwaukee Road mainline crossed a farmer's driveway on a curve at Cowgill, MO. downhill northbound, uphill southbound. Laying in the ditch was the busted up carcass of a '26-'27 model T,open car, but pretty much like the picture. I figure he got nailed by a Milwaukee steamer on the day he returned from the bank to say: "Hey honey, made the last payment!"
Joe R. Independence, Mo.
Thats what happens when you use oak spokes I believe.
Somebody once told me oak spokes are fine as long as you keep them coated with Marvel Mystery Oil...
Typical water pump failure.
Looks like the magneto let loose.
The good news, the locomotive wasn't even scratched.
Was it a 25 fordor?
1925 Brewster-bodied town car. Very rare, indeed.
Wasn't it a '24 coupe where the b-pillar and body side was bent open like a door?
Yes, '24 or '25 Coupe. I can't tell in the doors are steel framed or wood framed not that it matters now.
No clues to where the damage started.
Based upon Accident Reconstruction experience, it appears the vehicle was struck at a high rate of speed just behind the midline of the passenger side. (Running board bent down, front edge of rear fender pushed inward)The top and upper door frames are bent forward indicating the vehicle rolled over in a backward direction. The fact the front driver side wheel is intact would be consistent with this type of impact. Regardless this caused an Excedrin Headache for anyone aboard.
I would have to disagree. This type of damage is much more consistent with
what happens when the windows are rolled down at speeds over 200mph.
I have to say, thats the worst muffler explosion I have ever seen!!!
This looks like the "Found Model T Chassis" posting made by Carl A. Russell and is consistent with the damaged right side. Would explain how this carcass could be re-purposed as a stationary with an undamaged engine, though it may be off a year or swapped parts. Means the train got scrapped before this T.
Ran when parked!