Speeder Cars and Pedes On Tracks!
August 12, 2017
Fairmont motorcars will be zipping into Camp Five to offer rides along the rails in their very own service cars!
These railroad equipment historically were used for maintenance.
Railroad motorcars or 'Speeders' were used by the railroads to inspect the many miles of track for defects and to handle track maintenance. Speeders have been phased out by the railroads in favor of Hy-Rail Vehicles, which are standard road vehicles with retractable guide wheels that can operate on road or rail. Railfans bought the scrap speeders and organized NARCOA in the mid 1980's. Running a speeder costs considerably less than boating or golfing although some think it's a hot, noisy and smelly hobby! Some members also own and operate more modern Hy-Rail vehicles.