History of the railroad hand car.
Historical Handcar Photos
Several historic photos of handcars in service during the first half of the 1900's.
Sheffield Factory Illustrations
We assembled a sizeable collection of factory drawings from the late 1800's.
Death by Hand Car
If operated properly hand cars are safe. However, turn your back on it and you might receive a visit from the Grim Reaper.
Handcars in Movies
This short program explores handcars in motion pictures and narrated by me.
Catalogs and advertisements
We have a scanned collection of catalogs and advertisements for both handcars and velopcipedes from the three main manufacturers.
Handcar and Motorcar Rulebook
Southern Railway rule book governing handcars, motorcars, push cars, and velocipedes from 1925.
Commemorative stamp featuring the hand car.