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Motor Cars (Speeders)

Speeders, also called by many other names such as railway motor car, putt-putt, or track maintenance car, are motorized vehicles used for maintenance on railroads. They help work crews move quickly from site to site. Though slower than a train or car, they are called speeders because they move faster than a human-powered vehicle such as a hand-car. They have been around since 1896, but a man named Fred Mahlman Sr. built on this by giving his hand-car a motor to save time he was spending moving it by hand.