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Train Jeep at Ft Eustis
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:49 pm
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Another unique item at the Eustis Museum was this jeep used for rail use. Seems there were quite a few of these in use in the Pacific. Enjoy!!!

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I wonder how well that Jeep stops up to 20,000 lbs. if it needs to in a hurry....or down a slope?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:19 pm
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Jeff, would especially appreciate some pics of that prototype Goer truck that is in the same fenced off area as the trains.

I stopped by there around closing time last year (after the Langley AFB airshow). Was able to check out the helicopters, most of the trucks and inside the museum - but the trains were already closed off.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:25 pm
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I got ya covered already!!! I took pictures of EVERY vehicle, rail piece, and aircraft outside the museum. Your wish is my command. I only took one picture of it so far, but since you made a request, I will go back and shoot it from every angle. That GOER was very odd, and it actually served in Nam. It will probably be a while before I can get back there but as soon as I can, I'll post them here. Take Care!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:37 pm
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That is interesting... Good eye though, its not a typical Goer. I was able to get a decent shot through the glass doors:



Based on the picture, I believe it is an XM437 Goer. That was one of the models offered by Le Tourneau-Westinghouse. Caterpillar won the program with its XM520 cargo, XM554 tanker and XM559 wrecker designs.

But the data plaque in front should be able to help with the ID.

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Here is a rear view of that Train Jeep. All 4 tires are mounted around the rear for conversion to road movement.

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