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On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 was a 2006 P71 in Blue Pearl that belonged to my boyfriend. It was a Ford demo and never saw actual police use. It was damaged in September of 2018 with well over 186,000 miles. It was replaced by Vic 3.0 in October 2018 with a 2008 P71 in Silver Birch with 120,971 miles. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

One of the Last Crown Vics Rides the Rails...

Below is a poignant photo.  What is it exactly?  If you are not into trains, you most likely don't know.  This is what is called an autorack.  Railroads use these large freight cars to move new automobiles around the country.  Currently, Norfolk Southern Railroad delivers autoracks filled with Fords to an unloading facility at Ayer MA.  The cars are then put on trucks for delivery to dealers. 

Why am I posting such a crummy photo?  Well, today's autoracks make it harder to vandalize the new cars.  You can't see what's inside that well, but you can often make out what type of car is behind the metal sides... in this case, one of the last Crown Victorias.  Try as I did, I couldn't get a decent photo to share while the train was moving.  But if you click the image and see it full size, you can see a white Vic inside...

... and THAT is how some of the last Vics are being moved to new homes!

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