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1928 Studebaker bus in Black Diamond, WA (old photo)

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    My great-grandfather and grandfather, as well as a number of other family members, worked in the coal mines around Roslyn and Black Diamond, WA in the early 1900s. I have a book published by the Black Diamond Historical Society in 1988 with many old photos, including one of my father and his 4th grade class, but also including one of a 1928 Studebaker bus that ran from Black Diamond to Seattle several times a day. I had forgotten that this photo was in the book until recently. I wonder if my grandparents ever rode it? It sure had a long wheelbase! I wonder which engine it had?

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    Gary Ash
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  • #2
    Now THAT would be a sweet find if there ever was one!!!

    It might be time for a little road trip, eh...?

    StudeDave '57
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    • #3
      Originally posted by garyash View Post
      I wonder which engine it had?

      Whatever it was, you can be sure it had a LONGGGGGG stroke, to develop enough torque to move that thing up the hills when full of people! BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

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      • #4
        Considering the lenght of the hood, I would say it's a straight eight. Interesting how the bus and similar modifications during that time move the door openings out and back and lean the windshield back.

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