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Handcarts on the Monterey Branch Line Featured in LA Newscast

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What's a Handcar? Ross “Drives” a Piece of History

Today, the handcar is viewed as a novelty, but in the 1880s to the 1900s it was the utility truck that helped maintain more than a hundred thousand miles of railroad track. “California Live’s” Ross Thomas learns how to drive a handcar at Handcar Tours (just north of Monterey) using his hands and legs to propel forward.

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