Ford Rail Vehicles

The Copper River & Northwestern had a number of Ford Model T’s and A’s converted for rail use. They seemed to be used like more conventional motorcars – for inspection and maintenance – and also for light passenger work.

Ford #6 on one of the turntable leads at the Cordova yard on July 19, 1934. Photographer unknown, from a set of vacation pictures in Cordova. Labeled “Method of transportation on the Copper River RR”
A Model T and a well-dressed gentleman standing in the middle of the Miles Glacier bridge
A gaggle of motorcars and Model Ts (and a motor car that somebody really wants to be a Model T) at an unknown point along the Copper River – possibly near Abercrombie? The three Ts in the front are 6, 21, and 26 from left to right.

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