Station Wagon rides the rails Dec 1960

Station Wagon rides the rails Dec 1960 1When its retractable railroad wheels are down, an eight-passenger station wagon clicks along the remote right-of-way of the Ontario Northland Railway and serves ambulance and rail-inspection car. Dashboard buttons operate whistles, lights and other railroad equipment.

 

Station Wagon rides the rails Dec 1960 2

 

 

 

Carrying flagging and other safety equipment the Wagon acts as a Inspection car, but it can be converted to an emergency ambulance.

 

 

 

 

 

Station Wagon rides the rails Dec 1960 3

 

Hydraulic levers push the flanged guide wheels onto the rails in minutes. Drive power comes from the rear tire directly in contact with the rail.

 

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