1900s Southern Pacific Co Railway Velocipede Inspection Car

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1900s Southern Pacific Co Railway Velocipede Inspection Car

I found this railway velocipede inspection car in Ireland, where the rail gauge is 5ft 3in, whereas in Britain it’s 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in. So we had to adjust it without damaging its original parts. I took these photos during its conversion.

It has been around a bit during its lifetime: built in America; has ‘Coffs Harbour’ written on its side, which is in Australia; I got it from a railway collector in Ireland; and now it’s in England. It’s in very good condition.