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Fairmont Speeder - Western Development Museum - North Battleford, SK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 52° 45.128 W 108° 15.500
12U E 685027 N 5848223
Quick Description: This Fairmont Speeder is on display at the end of the rails as part of the outdoor railroad display at the WDM.
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Posted: 1/29/2013 10:18:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMG8KN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
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Long Description:
This speeder was manufactured by Fairmont Railway Motors Ltd. in Toronto ON. It is belt driven and has a single cylinder, water cooled engine of approx 6-8 hp. All the other railway equipment on display there is from CN, so this may have been from Canadian National, as well.

Attached to the speeder is a small flatcar, which would have been very handy for hauling the linemen's tools and supplies while out on the line. Built specially for the harsh conditions of a Canadian prairie winter, this speeder is fully enclosed. In BC, for example, very few, if any, of the speeders were enclosed.

It is assumed that Fairmont Railway Motors Ltd. of Toronto, ON is a Canadian subsidiary of Fairmont Railway Motors Inc., of Fairmont, Minnesota.

For the gearheads amongst us, the museum has an extensive collection of agricultural implements, tractors, both steam and gasoline, and carriages, cars and trucks. It's pretty easy to spend a whole day wandering around this museum, and well worth the time. Check them out here: (visit link)
Is this a display or a maintenance facility location?: Display

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