In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- These ‘speeders’ were the next generation of vehicles after the manually-operated handcars and come in all shapes and sizes.
- The weight is necessary for the handcar with the trailing car to handle the layout's grade.
- 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 handcars were first patented in 1934 and were produced by a small manufacturer in Indiana.
- In order to get from one place to another relatively quickly, the gangs used handcars and later, speeders.
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