"RailRoad Runner" My new project aka "Hy-goat"
Interesting story. Started a couple of years ago when the railroad crew parked an orange 1995 Bronco next to an abandoned depot very close to my property. The railroad is not in use but was told they were getting ready to start using the rail again.
I never looked at the Bronco up close but I did pass by it several times a day. The bright orange with a white top kind of stands out. So the Bronco sits for a couple of years and then the next time I notice the windshield is busted out. Few weeks later and the side windows are smashed. Then the headlights, taillights and who knows what else. Long story short is I tracked down the owners to a company that went out of business, and so then got in touch with the comptrollers office and left my phone number as a possible buyer. Couple more years go by and I got the call to make a bid. The had mine and a couple other bidders that had also left their numbers.
I told the lady I would give $526 for it. She said she would let me know at noon on Friday which was three days from the time.
Friday came and went, but on Monday (yesterday) I got the call that my bid was the highest and to send a cashiers check. I did, and they are mailing me the title for sure, and keys if they can find them.
This AM I winched the Bronco onto my trailer and brought her home. The body is in great shape, and the top is too. The engine looks like it will start right up. but I will need to replace all the glass. The interior is a bit rough from vandalism but not ripped or torn, just abused. There are no bumpers as it looks like those big steel wheels were once mounted so it could run on the tracks, and were cut off. The tires are like new, but the rims are some special railroad only looking ones so that they have a lot of offset. I guess it is so the wheels will match up to the width of the tracks...
I will post some pictures later, just wanted to share my story.
“A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including his life.’ That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.”