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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Buffalo-Pitts: 1905

Buffalo-Pitts: 1905

There probably aren't many photos out there of a steam tractor on a railcar on a boat on ice. Here we see two brand-new Buffalo-Pitts steam tractors on a flatcar aboard the transfer steamer City of Detroit on the Detroit River in winter. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The item behind the tractors

This appears to be the tube sheet for a pretty good sized industrial or large heating boiler.

Also

Is that a locomotive or industrial boiler behind the tractor on the left?

Progressive Farming

The company is no more but there is a website:

http://www.buffalopitts.com

Before There Was Buffalo Springfield

Buffalo-Pitts was a predecessor company. Successors included Poco, Loggins & Messina, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

How Things Stack Up

It's like an industrial version of "Hop on Pop."

 
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