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A light railway vehicle propelled by cranks or levers and used by workers for inspecting the track.
- ‘The weight is necessary for the handcar with the trailing car to handle the layout's grade.’
- ‘These handcars were first patented in 1934 and were produced by a small manufacturer in Indiana.’
- ‘None of the freight trains in that section of the state ever ran at night, so we saw no apparent danger or harm in borrowing the handcars for a few hours.’
- ‘These ‘speeders’ were the next generation of vehicles after the manually-operated handcars and come in all shapes and sizes.’
- ‘In order to get from one place to another relatively quickly, the gangs used handcars and later, speeders.’
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