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.

3 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: November 14, 20123:22 pm

    Now I know you’ll think I’m crazy but if there was an abandoned railway line around this would be fun to drive on the line even now.

  2. experiment 626 says: November 15, 20128:21 am

    @Hirudinea I don’t think you are, maybe me as I would want to make it out of as much aluminum as possible and maybe make the width adjustable and use it on an active rail line and when I hear a train coming I get it the **** off then I keep going as soon as the train passes. Or if I could putna small steam engine on it and be a steampunk hobo but that would make it too heavy. but all three sound fun!

  3. Zeppflyer says: November 16, 20125:03 am

    There’re still many different versions of this idea out there:

    https://www.google.com/…

    I like the ones which are convertible for regular road use.

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