As I noted in my earlier bog on these wagons, there would be others and here is another snappy addition to that story. Rail inspection wagons like this one were cheap conversions for railways to own. They were perfect for safety inspections or to take crews down line for repairs, upgrades or routine maintenance. Private companies also used them as transport for mine workers, timber cutters and the like, on small private railway systems.
This Ford uses special railway wheels which bolted directly to the hubs and a mini-cowcatcher to clear anything light off the track. This 39-40 Ford Station Wagon is was part of the Western Maryland railroad system. Note the special lights mounted on the front fenders for use on the railway.
For more on this wonderfully odd piece of automotive railway history check out this site: