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The Last Chancer: A Jeep Train in Helena, MT

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The Last Chancer, a wooden train built on a jeep platform, is documented at the Helena History Museum.  You can view additional pictures at the Museum page.  A Last Chance Train still exists, but has been upgraded.

In this early picture taken in 1954 you can see what appears to be a CJ-3B peering out from it’s enclosure.


Here is the Train as of 1957.


The Last Chancer made an appearance in the 1956 issue of Popular Science on page 104:



One comment on “The Last Chancer: A Jeep Train in Helena, MT

  1. Craig B.

    If that isn’t a classic shot from days gone by, I don’t know what is? All the men in their “suit of clothes.” Too bad liability keeps these scenes left to our history….

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