• Vintage 1904 Steam Motor Railcar

  • Discussion of steam locomotives from all manufacturers and railroads
Discussion of steam locomotives from all manufacturers and railroads

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  by Fenway1912
 
The self-propelled steam motor railcar is a particularly rare and quirky type of vehicle. Not many are left around the world, but on different continents there are a handful, several even in operating condition.

Here is one such green "Dream Machine" from 1904, with a vertical boiler and just one driven axle. Basically a powered 4-wheeled coach with 32 seats in! And all that right on the main line and the national network, whizzing past regular service trains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY6EMZCw0yY