Motorcar 23

Model-T

 

    WPRM acquired Motorcar 23 by donation in 1996.
 

 

 

Model T Ford Motorcar 23 is a representative example of the typical light transportation vehicles used on logging railroads. They were used to take staples or "the boss" to the logging camps. and for track inspection. The Sierra Railroad used a similar car, which they still have.

Our car is built from a 1923 roadster. The trunk has been removed and replaced with an era wooden pick-up bed. The front and rear axles have been adapted with Fairmont 20" wheels. The car was assembled and restored by Tom Sharpsteen of Orland, the body sheet metal was donated by Mort and Ole Lindahl of Durham, the fenders by Bill Thomas of Oroville, the adapters were built by Jim Tangeman of Orland and the windshield glass was donated by Butte Glass of Oroville. The rest of the parts were donated by Tom. The upholstery was purchased by the museum and installed by David Dewey.

/collectionpageimages/mowimages/motorcar_23_pfinnegan_IMG_0833_160904_4608x3456.jpg

Motorcar 23 - September 4th, 2016
Photo by Paul Finnegan

/collectionpageimages/mowimages/motorcar_23_pfinnegan_IMG_0834_160904_4608x3456.jpg

Motorcar 23 - September 4th, 2016
Photo by Paul Finnegan

motorcar_23_170813_pfinnegan_IMG_1251_283x212.jpg

Motorcar 23 - August 13th, 2017
Photo by Paul Finnegan

motorcar_23_170813_pfinnegan_IMG_1252_283x212.jpg

Motorcar 23 - August 13th, 2017
Photo by Paul Finnegan

motorcar_23_170813_pfinnegan_IMG_1253_283x212.jpg

Motorcar 23 - August 13th, 2017
Photo by Paul Finnegan

motorcar_23_170813_pfinnegan_IMG_1256_283x212.jpg

Motorcar 23 - August 13th, 2017
New radiator in a box waiting to be installed.
Photo by Paul Finnegan

/collectionpageimages/mowimages/model_t_gelems_170825_283x189.jpg

Motorcar 23 - August 25th, 2017
New radiator has been installed and the engine started. Charlie Spikes, Duane Vander Veen and Bil Jackson's handy work.
Photo by Greg Elems

 
Links to Train Sheet articles about Motorcar 23:
Train Sheet #081, Page 7:  Motorcar 23