INSIDE THE FREIGHT ROOM
OUR DISPLAY OF TRACK MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND CARS
The freight room was more of a baggage room and light freight. In this room we have a display of maintenance tools and equipment that is typical to its time. The maintenance crews needed a means of transportation to get to the site on the track. The vehicle had to be light enough to be pulled off the track in the event of an oncoming train. The vehicles originally were human powered but with the advent of small gasoline engines the carts became motorized. Today the track cars are full size pickups that can both drive on the track as well as roads. Click here to learn more about pump cars.