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August 25, 2009

Right Turn Clide

I had to go and shoot something today. Took my camera gear and went out into the country just for a drive to see where the end of the road took me. I flipped a coin, heads I go right, tail I go left for 7 miles.
I stopped the car when I reach the seven mile mark on my trip meter and I couldn't believe what I found.
I had been out this way several times but never really paid much attention to my surrounding.
This old case tractor is still all intact. I had never been up to one this close and can you say,
EXCITED?
Now I just have to do some searching on the net to find this tractors history.

I found out that this is a TRACTION ENGINE whatever the heck that is.
Danudin has left me this comment and said that, "technically it isn't a tractor it IS A Traction Engine, the piston is the give away, and about 30 time more powerful than a mere tractor. Love the images and the fact that it is still working can't last more than 200 years more in my estimation."
Thanks Danudin, you saved me allot of time.

Perhaps on my next photo shooting road trip, I will go 14 miles up north who know what I might find up there.

3 comments:

Danudin said...

Sorry Barb not trying to cruel a Great shot but technically it isn't a tractor it IS A Traction Engine, the piston is the give away, and about 30 time more powerful than a mere tractor. Love the images and the fact that it is still working can't last more than 200 years more in my estimation.

Chesney said...

What fabulous finds, these are all just awesome! I can hardly wait for your 14 mile trip! ;) You never know what is right around the corner!

lijola said...

What a terrific turn of events! This is a very neat tractor and your photos really showcase it well. BTW, I really like the look of your blog!