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Author Topic: It's the EVAN's Auto-Railer!.....and, it's a RARE one!  (Read 17304 times)

Jerry Austin

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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2011, 05:00:08 PM »
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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2011, 05:06:14 PM »
Video no less!!!---- Showing an EVANS AutoRailer bus in use ---- RARE footage indeed!!!!

http://player.vimeo.com/video/4551746?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0




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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2011, 05:10:48 PM »
From Alaska again----- the bus appears in an earlier post.

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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2011, 05:13:54 PM »
Here we have an Autorailer ambulance bus used by the US Army utilizing the EVANS concept ---

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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2011, 05:17:07 PM »
So I was wrong, NOT done yet ---



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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2011, 05:34:01 PM »
Check out this cool-lookin' "truss" (or "bruck"?) from waaaaaay down Texas way........

http://www.davesrailpix.com/odds/tx//htm/hns02.htm




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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2011, 05:37:24 PM »
Back in the 60's and 70's, the "road-railer" concept was even tried on GM "Fishbowl" transit buses!

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?10980

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show/?10981

http://www.davesrailpix.com/pw/htm/pw126.htm

This will whet their appetite --

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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2011, 06:46:22 PM »
Hey, George:

Between the two of us, we sure found some SUPER-COOL stuff!!!! :) ;)

Greatly appreciate your contributions!! :)

Jerry
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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2011, 07:51:49 AM »
Not done yet --- wish the quality on this were better!!!... http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6238/6341629027_04b99a3ee8_b.jpg 

George - Jerry -

This evokes some old memories. One of the games in the West in the endless rivalry with issue of, who had the better engineering.
Players included C F W Y, P I E, and RINGSBY, of course. In the graphics shown here, and display of Orange colors prompts obvious,
"...what on Earth is RINGSBY doing now?..."

Note rail and highway dual capability merely a transitory design. It considered demands for required services into quite small points,
and myriad routings lacking better developed roads and highways. In some instances, the "dual purpose" design required ny some
arbitrary policy stances of various State Utility Regulation agencies. That is, some were not about to allow substitution of highway
service in lieu rail.

..........................Vern......................

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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2011, 05:52:35 PM »
Jerry -- This one's for you!!!! This is an article from the September 1942 Popular Mechanics Magazine. You were right as to the rarity of photos concerning this beast!!! What a find you made digging up the photo you found --- This is another IMPORTANT example of lost trucking history!!!

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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2011, 06:28:25 PM »
Hey, George:

Greatly appreciate the kind words, my friend! Thank you! :)

As I had told you earlier, I had NO IDEA whatsoever that this hulking beast EVER existed.....it was ONLY because I was doing research on the "auto railer" buses that operated for a brief time into Washington DC in the late 1930's, that I discovered this strange and marvelous monster......yet another rare relic of American trucking history!

It's just like I always say.....ya just NEVER know WHERE you'll come across photos of OLD TRUCKS!! :)

GOOD WORK for sharing this rare article!!

Jerry
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2011, 06:39:20 PM »
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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2011, 06:49:44 PM »
WOW!!!!! :o :o

Just found the following.......(!!) :) :)

http://www.magazineart.org/main.php/v/ads/travelandtrans/railroadequipment/EvansAutorailer-1930s.jpg.html


Jerry ---- DON'T want this to disappear!!!


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