Handcar

I built this handcar to give me something to run while working on several powered engine projects, an electric and a Falk among them.
I started it on the West Coast and an early modification was regauging it from 7.5" to 7.25".
It was designed to go 5mph at one stroke of the lever per second.


A young rail enthusiast operates the handcar at the Waushakum Live Steamers Meet, August 27, 2005.
(Maxime Prati photo)

Handcar construction details

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