Anybody know what this is?

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Papa Bear, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

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    :wave: A speeder is a motorized "handcar". Work gangs would sometimes ride them out to a problem spot and lift them off the track while they worked on it.
    Some were covered, some weren't. The men would all sit on it sideways with the forward most person operating the controls. They would only go about 30 mph
    so they had to keep a sharp eye out for overtaking trains behind and in front of them.

    Dick
    Texas Chief
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    John,

    Great find! Mystery solved... :)

    and welcome to The Gauge

    Andrew
  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    So John was right.
    Thanks for the Link MountainMan :cool:
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Thanx for findin' the answer, John!! :thumb:

    It sure does look light-weight for what it does! I was pretty much in
    agreement with the not-for-rolling-stock line of thought :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    but I guess I learned something! :)