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Carspotters' Challenge #113--Rack 'em Up!

For your carspotting pleasure this week, a set of three photos of new cars on railroad cars from the days before fully-enclosed auto-racks.

The St. Louis-San Francisco ran from St. Louis or so to Texas and Arkansas, never getting less than 1,000 miles from San Francisco.

Railroad and location unknown.

Before there were auto rack cars....--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(All three photos come from the Station Wagon Forum, contributed by forum member "Jim68Cuda.")

Carspotters' Challenge #112--Port Chester, NY

Where were you in '82? Whoever took this photo was in Port Chester, New York.

Speed Limit 30See anything you might like to drive home with through the time portal?

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection, contributed by member "GTW.")

Carspotters' Challenge #111--Pre-Flight

For this week's installment, we have the fine mid-century modernist architecture of the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, and a generous selection of mid-century wheels.

"Come fly with me, let's fly awayyyyy!"--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photo from the Station Wagon Forum, contributed by member "OrthmannJ.")

Carspotters' Challenge #110--Lots and Lots

A scene in Los Angeles, roughly 1960 or so.

"It was midnight in Topanga/I heard the DJ say/There's a full moon rising/Join me in L.A." -- Warren Zevon

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photo obtained from the SDC Forum, contributed by member Bob Andrews.)

Carspotters' Challenge #108--Strategic Lobster Reserve

For this week's edition, we bring you a series of photos taken in York Harbor, Maine, at the southeast end of the nation's vital Strategic Lobster Reserve, in the summer of 1981.

York Harbor ME 1981-1 (SWF GTW)York Harbor ME 1981-2 (SWF GTW)York Harbor ME 1981-3 (SWF GTW)

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photos obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection, contributed by member "GTW.")

Carspotters' Challenge #107--Old Smithstonian

May is the peak month for 8th grade school trips to Washington, D.C.  With that in mind, we bring you a photo taken outside of the original Smithstonian Institute building sometime in the 1970s.

Washington DC 1970s (SWF Olds Weighty Eight)

Once you've identified the cars, take a crack at the missiles.

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection, contributed by member "Olds Weighty Eighty.")

Carspotters' Challenge #106--Variations on a Theme (Building)

For this week's installment, we have a panorama of the parking lots at Los Angeles International Airport which surround its iconic Theme Building.

LAX (SWF OrthmannJ)See anything you'd like to fly away with?

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection, contributed by member "OrthmannJ.")

Carspotters' Challenge #105--Kenya Believe It?

This week's photo comes from Mombasa, Kenya in the 1970s.

(Insert Warren Zevon music here)See anything interesting?

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photo obtained from the Station Wagon Forum collection, contributed by member "GTW.")

Carspotters' Challenge #104--Bedford Street

The time is the 1970s, and I'm pretty sure of the location: the corner of Bedford and Downing, looking west toward Seventh Avenue, in Manhattan.

Bedford Street (SWF OrthmannJ)

See anything interesting?

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photo from the Station Wagon Forum, contributed by member "OrthmannJ.")

Carspotters' Challenge #103--Brighton Avenue, Boston

The trolleys stopped running here on June 20, 1969, so the date of the photo can't be any later than that.

Be jolly, take the trolley!See anything interesting, besides the PCCs?

--Cookie the Dog's Owner

(Photo obtained from the SDC Forum, to which it was contributed by member Bob Andrews.)

Pictured above: This is a forlorn Chevy Vega photographed by reader Gary Sinar. (Share yours)

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