1951 Chevrolet Styleline station wagon rail inspection car

1951 Chevrolet Styleline station wagon rail inspection car

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Emphasis on “style.” :heart_eyes:

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Any idea who the original owner/Railroad was?

Sorry Tim, I don’t. All I know at the moment is that is on display at the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway.

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway (esnarailway.com)

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@Harv Thank for sharing. This is a very doable project :triangular_ruler: :hammer_and_wrench: :carpentry_saw:

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That water tower is a real beauty as well! :heart_eyes:

—mike

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Thanks Harv. I will try and get in touch ask them if they know.

Tim

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Hello!
And here is an eastern european counterpart - you may try to guess the make of the donor car…

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So I sent a question to the folks at the ES&NAR and got a very timely response!!

Alabama Tennessee and Northern RR had it customized for rail service.

Sold to Reat Younger in the 60’s then to Scott and Bearskin Railroad and lastly to Eureka Springs

Oscar

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Thank you for the information Tim. :slight_smile:

Volvo?

Short line railroads do some unique and interesting things!!

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Thank you for taking a shot @RDT1953 !

No, it’s not a Volvo. They could only dream about one back then…

Vehicles like this were built in socialist Poland for for high ranking State Railways (called PKP) officials.

The donor car is called Warszawa (polish for Warsaw, Polish capital city). It was a licence built modification of the soviet GAZ M20 Pobyeda (russian for victory). The soviets took parts or ideas from various American cars of the forties and compiled them into the Pobyeda. For example I read that the engine driving the Pobyeda was a copy of the engine from the GMC CCKW, but cut down to 4 cylinders.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

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Another RR Chevy from the 50’s

More track inspection cars here :

https://www.pinterest.fr/john31631691/classic-rail-buses-track-inspection/

or here

H.P.

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White wall rail wheels….noice!

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So, was sitting here and got to thinking about these custom-made rail inspection cars…and…what would everyone think about having a campaign where everyone could build their own custom rail inspection vehicle? Any scale, any country, any vehicle, any skill level, etc., etc. Just a thought.

Randy :slight_smile:

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Good idea. I recently bought the Resicast Jeep rail conversion. I also like the idea of a larger 1/24-25 build like the Chevy (or Moebius 1965 F-100 service truck) above the however making of rail wheels or hyrail system in scale has me stumped for the current moment. Some research on this and techniques is needed.

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I like this idea - may just be my next effort regardless of it becoming a campaign.

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There are models of current hi-rail equipment available in HO (1/87) scale that could be used as examples to scratch build in other scales.

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I’d be into this campaign idea.

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