Do you now what a Velocipede is?

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  1. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    When on vacation in Vancouver we had a morning to visit the town Langley
    And there is a wonderful CN station that has found a home there.

    ANYWAY :p

    A Velocipede is what you see here.
    Made in England 1885 :thumb:

    by

    William Gosling.

    This one was owned by the C P R and was used between Canmore and Medicine Hat :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

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  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That's cool. I assume that as one gets some experience, they take off the training wheel...:D:D
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    There is a bright yellow one at the Smiths Falls Railway Museum in Eastern Ontario. Unfortunately, they do not have a picture of it on the web site, but they do have two functional handcars and a speeder too.

    Andrew
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    "Training wheel"!!?? ROFLMAO..........first, you have to be good enough to get the chain off!!! :D :D :D
  5. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    I only have to go about 1km to see a 3 wheeled velocipede, it is bright yellow as well Andrew.

    The Huntsville Lake of Bays Railway have one on display.

    www.portageflyer.org

    Look under "The Collection"
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Some things really are international - like this velocipede!

    I remember the rides I took as a kid with such a thing on the station where my granddad was station master. Here it was called a 'Draisine'.

    Granddad allowed my to ride it, only when there was no train around - and boy, did he make sure that the turnouts weren't set for the main line! So I shuttled forth and back on the second station track and a siding leading to a freight house. I still know that I had to apply all my strength to get this thing rolling - but then again it almost was as hard to slow down again!

    I haven't seen such a vehicle in years. Thanks for bringing back sweet memories of the past! :wave:

    Ron
  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    You are welcome Ron.
    Boy o boy you must be the only guy I know to have rode one :D :D :D :D
    You are showing your age :eek: :thumb: :rolleyes: ;)