This old hunk of odd-ball railroad equipment provides a link to the past. I do not think that I live in the past, but I do respect and honor all the places that I have been and most of my past. The locomotives that were brand new when I came into this world are mostly gone. A few are still used on short branch lines, and a few more are in museums.
This item is some sort of maintenance of way equipment. It looks like it was home-made.