A yellow handcar in operation with 3 visitors aboard
Handcars were also known as "pump" cars for the physical action needed to operate this equipment. The handcar was primarily used by railroad Maintenance of Way personnel to transport men or equipment to a work site.

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News or Press Releases offer information about upcoming scheduled and special events, new exhibits or displays or other park highlights. And, because our releases always appear online first, you can register there for our RSS feed!

As part of our commitment to the NPS "Call to Action," our blueprint for the future of our parks, we've "Gone Green" and no longer offer print copies of our releases - but you may download a printer friendly copy (OR! Save a tree, read it online and forward the page link to a friend!!)

Last updated: October 10, 2019

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