Written by on July 25, 2016
Sometimes you get lucky and two worlds collide. In addition to traveling the country hunting old Detroit iron, I’m also into everything from steam to streamliner diesel trains—especially old/abandoned train lines and equipment. Following up on a lead, I ended up at a private yard that included an old railroad right-of-way and even the station!
The owner allowed me to walk around and photograph the place. He walked me through one of the old barns where there was an old 1950s Ford truck and a first-gen Firebird reposing in wooden stalls.
But the old train station was in the yard. When the railroad line was discontinued, the owner bought the line next to his property, including the station, and expanded around it. At the time the line was pulled up, the owner got the job of scrapping it out, which is why piles of old railroad signals and more are littered around the place.
One of the most unique and interesting vehicles in the whole place wasn’t even a muscle car or hot rod. Instead, it was a late-1970s Dodge crew-cab, ramp truck! This thing was decked out with Hemi-orange paint and a 440 under the hood. It had to have been someone’s serious race truck. If anyone knows this truck’s history, email me at: