North American Railcar Operators Assoc. brings 'rail speeders' to Schuylkill County

TAMAQUA, Pa. – Greater than a dozen items of railroad historical past took a visit to Schuylkill County over the weekend.

Members of the North American Railcar Operators Affiliation stopped by the Tamaqua Station with these “rail speeders.”

The small railroad vehicles have been used years in the past to move staff to completely different assignments alongside the railroad.

“These vehicles would exit on the railroad and do upkeep… they have been retired most likely 20 years in the past,” mentioned John Schmidt, occasion coordinator.

Schmidt says the automotive operators go as quick as they’re allowed to on the rails they’re on. He says that velocity can generally go as much as 30 miles per hour.

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