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Monday, May 21, 2012

PICTURE OF THE DAY


A steam powered car, but also the most awesome car, ever.
*A commenter notes that this is a fire truck, with an ordinary motor in front and a steam boiler in back to generate pressure for the fire hose.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a modernization of a horse drawn steam pumper fire engine that mates the pumper to a truck chassis with an internal combustion engine.

12:36 PM, May 21, 2012  
Blogger Christopher Taylor said...

So the boiler on the back runs the pump?

3:11 PM, May 21, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup. Here's a picture of the original horse drawn form.

http://www.fire-engine-photos.com/picture/number11740.asp

4:04 PM, May 21, 2012  

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