RAILROAD BICYCLE AIDS GUARD TO FIGHT FOREST FIRES (Mar, 1924)
RAILROAD BICYCLE AIDS GUARD TO FIGHT FOREST FIRES
To enable members of a forest patrol to cover their areas in the shortest possible time, light four-wheeled cars, that travel on the tracks of railroads, have been built.
The machines are propelled by pedals and the rider sits on a frame resembling that of a bicycle. Space for carrying tools and other equipment is furnished by a wire basket at the front. In case of fire in the woods, the guard can quickly reach a point on the railroad near the scene of trouble.
If necessary an assistant can accompany him on the vehicle.