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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.

 

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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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