Definition of handcar in English:
A light railway vehicle propelled by cranks or levers and used by workers for inspecting the track.
- 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.
Definition of handcar in:
- US English dictionary
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