Unusual conveyance at Alpine Tunnel

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Unusual conveyance at Alpine Tunnel

Todd Hackett
Does anybody have more information about the donkey-powered car in this eBay listing? Enlarge the third image for the best detail.
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Re: Unusual conveyance at Alpine Tunnel

Robert McFarland
What third photo? The item has been sold and I was lucky enough to enlarge the small title photo.Looks like somebody put a wagon seat on a push car. When you're talking mule power don't forget Bill McKee.
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Todd Hackett
Robert McFarland wrote
What third photo? ...Looks like somebody put a wagon seat on a push car. When you're talking mule power don't forget Bill McKee.
Pick "Show original listing" after the title, or click on the photo, to go to the full listing with all images. This link may work better. You may need to scroll down to see it.
This car looks to be much lighter than the one Bill McKee used. It has larger wheels with inboard bearings, very thin rims, and wire spokes. The bed sits between the wheels and doesn't appear to extend beyond the axles. The car McKee used sits above the solid wheels with outboard bearings, and extends about a foot beyond the axles. The seat is mounted with some large leaf springs, so the ride was probably nice and cushy.