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1952 Article and Photo of Railroad Jeep Truck

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UPDATE: In late September and early October of 1952, the press photo at bottom, along with the caption seen in the newspaper clipping below, appeared in newspapers across the country. However, I could not locate any associated story. There’s no mention of it being a Hy-Rail.

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Originally Posted November 30, 2017: Given the article above, the date of the photo below was either misread as 1953 or was a reprinted photo for 1953. The original photo was taken at least by September of 1952.

“1953 Press Photo L&N Railroad Vintage Jeep Rail & Road Vehicle. You are bidding on an original press photo of L&N Railroad Vintage Jeep Rail & Road Vehicle. Photo measures 8 x 10 inches and is dated 5/4/1953.”

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This same photo of a Hy-Rail also appeared in Mechanix Illustrated, February 1953, p.93.

 

One comment on “1952 Article and Photo of Railroad Jeep Truck

  1. Jerry Huber

    Just when you think you have seen all the possible Jeep adaptations, Brother Dave finds one that has to be extremely rare. How cool is this one –way cool! I like the safety strap for the front bogie wheels.

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