The Freight Trains popularity came shining through when we ended up with twice as many photos of it versus our other twins. We had them in a seperate album, now it rightfully has its own page. John Peters and Nye Franks first twin was known as the Quincy Automotive Twin. John Peters says the Freight Train name came about one evening after the team showed up with larger than usual 17" front wheels on the car. Whoever was running the staging lanes said the car looked like a train.The Freight Train was at home in the winners circle. Victories include: 1963 Winternationals - 1967 Winternationals - 1969Springnationals. Although the Train relied on SBC's for several years, towards the end of the twins hay-days, the team did try a pair of Chrysler Hemis. The Trains new home is the NHRA Museum, beautifully restored withSBC's back between the frame rails. Not just a static display car, the Train participates in the CHRR "Cacklefests". More photos always welcome.
Newest Freight Train Photos ......
Twin Engine Drag Car History
TWINS Text History ......
Freight Train Model ......
Train Story by Billy "The Kid" Scott ------
These larger photos are now large Thumbnails - click on to see a larger picture - but not always the best quality - have to remember most of these photos are 45-50 years old.
Check out the Schlitz- Freight
Train billboard at the bottom
of this page.
Former Train Engineers: Left to Right Bob Muravez - Bob Noice ( owner John Peters ) Sam Davis - Walt Rhoades