Old Photo - The Other Side Of The Tracts

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 09:28 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 03:56 am:

Very interesting photo. The rails look like ordinary railway units, whereas in Melbourne the tram (street railway) rails have a flangeway built into them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:00 am:

Probably part of a light railway system that used to criss cross the U.S. until the automobile industry bought them up and dismantled them to promote sales.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:55 am:

Portland Oregon's light rail, most if not on surface street is normal rail. Where it is, track with built in flange is used.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:25 pm:

I wonder if one of those published tracts promotes the Joy of Sects.

And no one has mentioned the poor T's one eyed appearance.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roar Sand on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 04:47 pm:

The street car tracks in Oslo, Norway, look the same as the ones in Melbourne, AU.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Matthiesen on Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:16 pm:

In the picture with the Model T, the rail looks like 85-lb or 90-lb rail, (lbs per yd), a standard in the 1920's. The guard rail extra flange is only used in streets to keep the wheel flange from climbing up onto pavement, and thus derail. I am guessing that the one eye Model T is being used for light on night work. That the right head light lens has been removed so it is easy to remove the bulb and plug in a T era type drop light if needed.


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