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Jerry Austin

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It's the EVAN's Auto-Railer!.....and, it's a RARE one!
« on: November 13, 2011, 09:14:39 AM »
Yes.....

This DOES appear to be a page on "rail buses; BUT........if you'll just scroll down the page a bit, you'll see WHY I HAD to share this!! :D :D

WHAT A MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o

Jerry

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George......

BE SURE to check out the "Alaskan school bus"!! ;) ;) :) :)

http://www.wodfriends.org/autorailers.html
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It's the EVAN's Auto-Railer!.....and, it's a RARE one!
« on: November 13, 2011, 09:14:39 AM »

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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 11:09:33 AM »
Several historic photos on this page will also be of interest...... ;) :)

http://www.oocities.org/trackworker.geo/evanstext1.htm
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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 03:36:40 PM »
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o

I REPEAT: "WOW!!!!" :o :o :o :o

CANNOT BELIEVE I just came across ULTRA-RARE shot by accident!!!!! :o :o :o

(hint: it relates to image shown on page linked in my original post!!) ;) ;) :) :)

ENJOY!! :) :)

Jerry

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/esM36-6.jpg
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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 04:10:08 PM »
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o

I REPEAT: "WOW!!!!" :o :o :o :o

CANNOT BELIEVE I just came across ULTRA-RARE shot by accident!!!!! :o :o :o

(hint: it relates to image shown on page linked in my original post!!) ;) ;) :) :)

ENJOY!! :) :)

Jerry

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/esM36-6.jpg


BEYOND AWESOME!!!!! GOT TO PUT THIS ONE UP!!! WOW ------ AND BETTER YET, THIS IS A TWO / FOR!!!!! LOOK AT THAT AUTOCAR IN THE BACKGROUND


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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 04:15:39 PM »
Dang it Jerry, now you sparked my interest too -- Here is a late 30's period ad for the EVANS AutoRailer bus.

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Re: GADZOOKS!! IT'S THE AUTO-RAILER"!!
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 04:19:15 PM »
More can be found here --- Note the other pictures of EVANS AutoRailers!!!
http://www.monon.monon.org/rr/cas.html

Like this --

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 04:22:53 PM »



An Evans autorailer passenger bus, used by the W&OD RR to maintain the lines, awaits its pilot. Judging from the Advertisement for Chevrolet in the background, this picture was taken in 1941.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 04:29:28 PM »


NPRR Evans Auto Railer


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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 04:42:05 PM »
Not done yet --- wish the quality on this were better!!!

Click on photo for larger view ---

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011, 04:45:08 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 #10 on: November 13, 2011, 04:48:46 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
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2011, 04:54:15 PM »
Another shot of the Evans BusRailer -- The contraption on top was used in line maintenance.

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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011, 04:55:53 PM »
From Alaska the Chitina Auto Railer School Bus -- While not an EVANS, a prototype to the concept.

 
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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2011, 04:58:25 PM »
Maybe getting to the end of the line --- another example of an EVANS AutoRailer bus.

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2011, 04:59:35 PM »
Built in 1936 --- EVAN'S AutoRailer

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