Hand Car - Vero Railroad Station - Vero Beach, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member crackergals
N 27° 38.583 W 080° 23.948
17R E 559272 N 3057806
Quick Description: Also known as a pump trolley, pump car, jigger or Kalamazoo, this hand car can be found at the Vero Railroad Station.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/4/2009 12:47:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM651F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters
Views: 16

Long Description:
Handcars have been normally used by railroad service personnel for railroad inspection and maintenance. Because of their low weight and small size, they can be put on and taken off the rails at any place, allowing trains to pass. Handcars have since been replaced by self propelled vehicles that do not require the use of manual power, instead relying on internal combustion engines or electricity to move the vehicle.
The vero Railroad Station is now a museum.
2336 Fourteenth Avenue.
Vero Beach, Fl
Hours: Summer
Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Is this a display or a maintenance facility location?: Display

Are there any fees and if so how much? (optional): Free

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