Coach Runs on Roads or Rails (Dec, 1932)

If that lady isn’t careful I’ll bet the coach would run fine on her as well.

Coach Runs on Roads or Rails

WHAT might be termed a land amphibian capable of traveling on road or rail has been developed by railroad engineers to put forth competition to the buses which now ply the highways, cutting heavily into railroad revenues.

For traveling on ordinary roads the coach has the regular pneumatic tire equipment of a bus, but for taking to the rails it is provided with four sets (one for each wheel) of small flanged wheels which engage the rails and keep the car on the track. A special mechanism permits the driver to raise the flanged wheels when he desires to return to the highway.

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  1. KHarn says: May 21, 20086:31 am

    “If that lady isn’t careful I’ll bet the coach would run fine on her as well.”

    Hee, hee. Good one!
    I think that set-up would be more practical that the old trollys, the bus could be taken off the rails and sent to another area to run on it’s wheels to handle heavy demand durring special events, or rush hours.

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