Sunday, August 14, 2016

rail inspection car on Oahu made from a 1930 Studebaker


Photo by Victor Norton

3 comments:

  1. It is earlier than 1930, probably 1926, although the headlights and bumper are not original to the car. Studebakers of this era are not easy to date exactly. This one is a Big Six with a factory supplied duplex phaeton body.

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    1. the book I got the photo from says it's a 1930. So, that is what I went with. I seriously don't have time to fact check everything, and I leave it to you readers to point out the errors and inaccuracies. It's astonishing how vast the ocean of knowledge is out there from all the readers, and I know so darn little. I learn more every day though. Thanks for the correction! The book mentioned that the 3rd light was an add on, and I didn't even bother mentioning that, because, well... it's a car that's been adapted for rail, there's probably a lot that was modified. I noticed they left the steering wheel in though.

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  2. This looks like the ancestor of the "Dub" wheel phenomenon.

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