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Very interesting pic, thx
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I don't even kno what this is, but it's festooned with industrialism.
Talked with a Vintage truck fan who has some history on these. It is a gasoline-electric crane.
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Talked with a Vintage truck fan who has some history on these. It is a gasoline-electric crane.
"Festooned" is a word we don't hear enough...
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Talked with a Vintage truck fan who has some history on these. It is a gasoline-electric crane.
That's what I thought when I first saw it. But a little research shows that it is a Fageol heavy-duty tractor for pulling trailers in a road train. Electric motors for each axle, including the trailers, powered by that generator. Air brakes at each wheel too.

See the link I posted a few days ago:

Road Train: 1918 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos
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Very cool, 47. Looks like it could pull 20 of those carts loaded.
As much time, energy, assembly and cost these took, I wouldn't be surprised if none are left today.
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Shorpy truck drive.

Here you go, this might help explain the drive units on the truck posted below.

https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/hm...c/3701341.html
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What a magnificent video. I subscribe to that YouTube channel and it has a lot of great stuff.
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Ya....LOVE the COE's . I'm inspired to get back to work on my '47.
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'46 1 ton purchased new by my grandfather. Resurrected it last year after 45 years of not running. Out for a drive before winter overtakes this beautiful South Dakota fall landscape.
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'46 1 ton purchased new by my grandfather. Resurrected it last year after 45 years of not running. Out for a drive before winter overtakes this beautiful South Dakota fall landscape.
Very nice shot and great looking truck!
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Awesome truck!! It was great meeting you. Is this the truck the running boards go on?
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Awesome truck!! It was great meeting you. Is this the truck the running boards go on?
Great to meet you too, WB! Yes, this is the truck the running boards will go on. Thanks so much for your gracious donation to my family project.

Thanks TC for the vintage cast to the photo.

Thanks to all for your kind appreciation for my grandpa's truck. It surely cost more to get it running than I could ever get out if it, but the opportunity to bring this truck back to life is priceless.
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