Speeder and Maintenance of Way Day!
August 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
used on railroads around the world by track inspectors and work crews to move quickly to and from work sites. Also know as a railway motor car, putt-putt, track-maintenance car, crew car or inspection car. Tour volunteers use speeders on our main line often to better access our railroad so they can cut back overgrown brush and keep the line clear for our collection items to travel along safely.
Speeders come in a variety of sizes and designs. They can be open or enclosed. Really small or somewhat large. They can be powered by gasoline or diesel. People who own them may choose to leave them very “bare bones” or outfit them with many creature comforts. Plush seats, heat, two way radios and intercoms are not uncommon amenities. Some are even equipped with hydraulic, turntable lifts for lifting the car from the track and allow it to be spun in the reverse direction.