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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 03:47 am
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.... for my dedicated fans (all 2 or 3 of them):
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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 04:22 am
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That's a neat one. I wonder when the hi-rail was invented. There's one in 1924 for sure.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2015 12:47 pm
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FUNKY JUNK !

It's in the gallery.

Thanks Jose (a fan).

Cheers.

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Where is the distinction between highrailer and roadable locomotive?

This beast was built by the Pennsylvania RR to switch the docks in Philadelphia. Gasoline engine, ships tiller steering wheel, solid rubber tires.

  Later converted to pneumatic tires. No rail gear, because all trackage in the area was in street, or other paved area 

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Earlier--as built(?) with solid tires. Note that it has a PA license plate.

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Neat! Early 'trackmobiles'. I was trying to think of that name last night, the pictures jogged the old memory.



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Herb:
as I see it the PRR beast is a truck because it does not have (or ever had) rail wheels. But is a real nice (despite it's beautiful ugliness) switcher. Which brings a question to ponder or a long winter night: if a truck is used ONLY to switch railroad cars, should it be considered a locomotive?. Or a specialized truck?. Jose.



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Imagine how easy it'd be to derail a car with that thing if you weren't paying attention...



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One question that came to mind when I saw the license plate, was what about Pennsylvania state inspection-that that inferred. I don't see any inspection sticker, although the plate would mean that we are looking at the rear. I can understand the 4' or so ''ships wheel'' for the steering, because the operator probably stood while maneuvering. No stop/ tail lights? Like a '49-50 Studebaker ''Starlight coupe''---which end is which? Can you imaging pulling up to a toll booth with that thing? Or ordering a greaseburger at a fast food emporium?

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Well, if it has plates IS a road vehicle. Stickers were invented after the THING was licensed for the last time. It may have brake lights, maybe under the layers of dirt. And going thru a toll booth... probably won't fit... But I love it anyway!.  Jose.



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