March 3, 2010

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

The kids were out of school today...
and I was not into the idea of working today.

So we decided to have an afternoon of fun.

First stop was Tom's Diner, a local place of drag-queen legend.
(Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo...)

Then it was off to the Forney Museum of Transportation, near Downtown Denver.
Front and center is Amelia Earhart's car, the 1923 Kissel Goldbug
(with a mannequin looking more like an Armando than an Amelia).

1907 Nyberg Model 35 Touring Limousine:

1928 Whippet (no, not the dog):

Ford Model T (though I can't find the year):

1912 Studebaker Roadster:

1955 Studebaker President Speedster Hardtop:

1942 Packard 120:

A compact car:
(Wocka wocka wocka)
1937 Packard Super-Eight Hearse:

The kids standing beside the Big Boy Locomotive,
one of the largest trains in history.
It's hard to tell because of the depth perception,
but the wheels were actually my height.

For some detailed histories on the cars, go to

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