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how to rail a Packard
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Randy (randy berger), if this threat will not reveal its purpose at first sight then time will make it happen. This threat tries to bring two of your favorites together:

Packards and locomotives.


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Posted on: 2012/4/24 9:15
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All aboard!

Posted on: 2012/4/24 10:32
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Kind of a Flashy RailRoad vehicle, don't you think? LINK TO PICTURE

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Posted on: 2012/4/24 13:29
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Kevin (Kevin AZ), if this threat would have been without headline I would have voted for All aboard!

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Don (portlandon), in 2008 we learned from Dave (clipper47) the name of such Packard locos: track inspection cars. To beat a bull bar it needs a cowcatcher.
Here comes another Packard interpretation of the term rail-bound:

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1955 Packard body on assembly line, left side view, trunk open, no chassis or interior equipment, one worker in back seat, two African American workers at driver's door. Inscribed on photo back: Packard Motor Car Co. production line, Conner Avenue facility, 1955 Packard Clipper, fifty-fifth series

Item # EB01e837

Photo courtesy of the Detroit Public Library, National Automotive History Collection and used with permission.

Posted on: 2012/4/24 16:37
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Guscha,

That is a great photograph of an very unique '46 Packard. I took a tour of that website and it was fun to explore the pages. Take note of those horns on the right fender of that Packard. I wonder if those were an authorized Packard accessory?

Posted on: 2012/4/24 17:09
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Packard's....by rail

All Aboard....

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Posted on: 2012/4/24 17:53
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Posted on: 2012/4/25 7:01
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Arrival in Bavaria by rail, photo by Andreas Straube.

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Interesting a railroad would pay the cost of a Packard over a lesser car for such service. Did it just happen to have a perfect size or was there some other advantage over say a comparable GM or other mfg's similar sized & probably lower cost offering.

Posted on: 2012/4/25 12:01
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Dave (O_D), you sly fox! As much as the pics from Don (portlandon) and Dave (32model901) your photo doubtless matches the headline. That is a way to rail a Packard! But wait, my prepared story might be able to outpace your picture library at the finishing line. To keep you a little longer in suspence I will post the today's leftover of the Packard driven train without mentioning its source but promise to make good for it soon.

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Posted on: 2012/4/26 2:58
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