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Railroad Tycoons….

This press photo shows an engineer for this small railroad which used  a late 1920s Model L Lincoln for all of their operations. The road which was ten miles long, operated between Victoria and Wataga in Knox County, Illinois  It carried the mail and did general freight and passenger duty. They were able to turn…

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Railroad workers and track inspectors used velocipedes, which were hand powered and usually had only one outrigger wheel on the rail opposite the rider. This one has two wheels on the off-side, and appears to be foot powered from the pedals. C. 1910.

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We’re On The Ball Today….

We have looked at auto polo here before, when it was generally played with Model T Fords and done the old fashioned way. Be sure to watch this short clip from back in the day when this rough and tumble sport was played. Two press photos from 1951 show a different version of the game…

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Gar Wood Sr. & Jr.

This very interesting press photo was taken in 1933, showing famous boat racer and manufacturer Gar Wood, along with his son Gar Wood Jr. It appears that Wood had a dynamometer set up and on it we see what maybe a Packard v-12 engine with twin Roots superchargers with the carburetors located on top of…

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