Quaintest Railcar ever?

The New Zealand heritage Railway at Pleasant Point has a very unusual Ford Model T railcar.

Originally they were built for rural lines in the Southland area of South Island in 1925. Based on a on a one-ton Model T Ford truck chassis, they never proved popular and were withdrawn in 1931. In the 1980’s the Pleasant Point Museum built a replica on an original Model T chassis, that needed extensive modification to fit the 3ft 6inch gauge.  It was finally commissioned in 1999.

Here’s a link to the museums page on it and there’s a Youtube video of it here

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