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handcar

[′hand‚kär]
(mechanical engineering)
A small, four-wheeled, hand-pumped car used on railroad tracks to transport workers and equipment for construction or repair work; other cars for the same purpose are motor-operated.
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At each town he tied himself to one man and sent the other two through on the handcar while he and his 'companion' circled the village and rejoined the party on the far side.
The Commission also set up a new Board of Inventory and Appraisal to examine "the material, machinery, and other movable property acquired from the new Panama Canal Company and now available." As of July 1905, the new department had on hand material with a book value of nearly $29 million, including 176.2 miles of track, 24 American locomotives, 212 Franco-Belgian locomotives, 5,000 dump cars, 273 handcars, 896 excavators and dozens of other items.
HandCar EX software, which is bundled with Onset's HandCar 1.1, is currently available for shipping for $40.
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According to the police, the two were pouring water on coke in a handcar to cool it and the steam rose and hit them.
HandCar software for palm computing handhelds is used for readout and launching HOBO and StowAway[R] data loggers.
The last handcar stands in a shed on its three wheels collecting a layer of dust; the station-master's whistle is rusting in a corner, and if you could hear the weeds grow, you could also hear the moth gorge itself on the once flamboyant signal flag, now in a closet and unused for many years.
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On August 25, 1945, just 10 days after V-J day, a small group of American and Chinese soldiers under the command of John Birch, who had been promoted to captain, left a surrendered Japanese garrison and proceeded by railroad handcar toward the city of Hsuchow.
The first person they encounter, however, a blind black man driving a railway handcar, warns them that they will find treasure out there, but not the treasure they're seeking.
It's come so no one asks why you ride the bicycle or pump the handcar along the rusty company spurs in the backwoods."