1948 Studebaker Locomotive Truck
Once Upon a time there was an engineer... Choo Choo Charlie was his
name we hear...He had an engine and he sure had fun, he used Good n
Plenty candy to make his train run. Charlie says: Love my Good and
Plenty, Charlie says: Really rings a bell, Charlie says: Love my
Good and Plenty don't know any other candy that I love so well.
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As we say all the time here at the Classic Auto Mall, "you never
know what is going to come through the door next", and this
consignment would be the textbook example. Here we have the
beginnings of an amusement park lot shuttle which is based on a
1948 Studebaker Chassis. Complete with cow catcher, smokestack,
large headlight, rounded engine cowl, and room for plenty of
passengers in the engine and "passenger coal car". We have a barn
find condition novelty item like none other. You better hurry
because as soon as I find a ferris wheel, I'm working on the
beginnings of a rival to Hershey Park, and this consignment will be
my signature shuttler!
Fabricated metal painted black is riveted to a frame that comes
very close to simply replicating a true steam engine of yore, only
this one is powered by a Chevrolet inline 6-cylinder engine. A
working bell, faux steam release valve, and engineer hold on bars
to climb on this engine if a repair should be needed all the while
shuttling to and from the park or parking lot. A custom cab has
also been fabricated and it has a central windshield and dual
arched side windows so you can look at the track ahead for any
potential hazards. A dual air horn is atop this engine and has
windshield wipers and a curved arched barrel roof. A passenger
trailer is on back but is actually part of the original frame and
indeed is not independent of the engine, but one full long body.
Condition is showing some surface rust, paint chipping, invasive
rust, and hastily repaired panels here and there used to remove
assumed rust problems that once existed. A metal framework is
throughout and can be used to have a fabricated canvas covering to
protect from all the elements that may come down the tracks at you.
Large chromed bolt on truck wheels are wrapped with bias ply tires.
Down by the station early in the mornin'
For the engineers cockpit we note dual bomber style buckets on a
wood planked floor, and some passenger wood bench seating in the
same compartment. A full instrument dash is in front, and an
original bakelite steering wheel is fronting this dash. In the
back, more wood flip top storage seating is seen, as well as a
spare tire on the wood planked floor. I'm goin' off the rails in a
Under the rounded cowled hood is a Chevrolet inline 6-cylinder
engine currently not crank or running that holds a 3-speed manual
transmission on the rear of it. Overall a nice aged patina covers
the surfaces of this mill, and it does not have an air cleaner
attached. We note that there were no keys at the time of this
writing and the clutch pedal did not release the clutch. People all
over the world, join hands, start a love train! Love train!
A coating of surface rust and weathered wood makes up the
undercarriage. Big leaf springs for the back with drum brakes and
in front more drums. All is solid underneath with just a few areas
of invasive rust creeping in.
Certainly a novelty item which has a use somewhere for someone who
has a hankering for riding the rails, this 1948 Studebaker chassis,
custom fabricated shuttle is highly unusual, and with just a bit of
TLC can be back on track. Unfortunately due to it not currently
running, nor stopping, I cannot state it handles like it's on
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Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.