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For the better part of 8 decades, railroad maintenance crews used railcars like this to inspect and maintain railroad lines. In the 1950's "Hy-Rail" equipment, usually pick up trucks but sometimes passenger automobiles with drop down railroad wheels, began replacing motorcars. By the late 1980's most railroads had completely retired their fleets of motorcars.

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   Fairmont Railway Motors was founded in Fairmont, Minnesota in 1909 was the largest manufacurer of these railcars. Though the face has changed through mergers the company continues to manufacture Hy-Rail equipment to this day.

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   Older railfans instantly recognize this for what it is even if the railcar is removed. The speeder shed and "setoff" track are sure to bring back memories.

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   Having been auctioned off or relegated to the scrap yards railcars have become the ultimate in 1:1 scale model railroading! For more information visit NARCOA.ORG

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   This display is designed so that the parts nest together for easy transport and storage.

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   A *.MPD file is availible on the Brickshelf page if you would like to build this display for your layout.

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