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I found this "THOMAS ONE TON MINING CART" in the brush on the El Alamo , Baja California mining area I was running a PAY TO DIG operation on. It took  me a year to persuade the locals to start a small museum to save this and  all the other historic mining items that were fast disappearing . Someone would have  tried to take it to the states but the checkpoints would catch them!

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Boy that's a beauty.  Glad it got preserved and taken car of so that generations in the future can see just how people mined in the old days.  Good on you for your efforts.  :thumbsupanim

   Old Tom

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Thats really cool! 

Tom H.

 

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That's a great piece! Glad you got a picture of it to share.

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What powered it Max? Elec or ??

Whatever it was... it's a dang sight better than pushing that thing by hand!

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2 hours ago, Sonoran Dave said:

What powered it Max? Elec or ??

Whatever it was... it's a dang sight better than pushing that thing by hand!

 

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Dave, It's gasoline, 1 Cylinder like my grandmothers old GRAY-BAR winger washer, kick start, chain drive, wooden steering wheel , gravity dump, front wheel steering , it would have took a strong man to drive that thing, the driver sat on top of the engine and gas tank! OSHA was not around in those days! It had a brass plate on the front of the engine/seat compartment but the picture I took of it was one of those I lost.

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