Definition of handcar in English:


Line breaks: hand|car
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)kɑː(r)


North American
A light railway vehicle propelled by cranks or levers and used by workers for inspecting the track.
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  • In order to get from one place to another relatively quickly, the gangs used handcars and later, speeders.
  • These handcars were first patented in 1934 and were produced by a small manufacturer in Indiana.
  • The weight is necessary for the handcar with the trailing car to handle the layout's grade.

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