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commercial velocipede hire in France

1898 Teetor Railway Cycle (Light Inspection Car) Model: Single Seated Car No 1
5' 3? Irish Gauge

Mason Clark's web site. He has an interest in mechanical railroad devices and builds human powered railroad vehicles from scratch following design principals from the 1800's in the United States


Railroad Handcar by Lary Shaffer of Maine.


NSWGR Railway Carriage Group
Light Rail Inspection Car

Peter Goodman found “a spinner who could make a timber mould, to make wheels”.


UK & Ireland Heritage Railways
"UK & Ireland Heritage Railways" An independent guide to the entire heritage railway scene (including tramways and preserved steam trains) in the UK and Ireland.
The Industrial Railway Society. The Society is the leading organisation in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of all aspects, and all gauges, of privately owned industrial railways and locomotives, both at home and overseas.
Railbike Marvao

Velocipede tour now available in Portugal !

Dear velocipede aficionados, Just to inform you that since a couple of weeks is now possible to ride a velocipede in Portugal! It's on the out of use railway connecting Torre das Vargens to the Spanish border, between Castelo de Vide and Marvão-Beirã. These two beautiful stations have been well preserved and renovated, and both of them are now hosting very nice B&Bs - what makes the logistics quite easy. Moreover, both villages, despite they are some miles far from the railway stations, are pretty beautiful, quoted in all tourist guides on Portugal.
The website www.railbikemarvao.com provides you the necessary contacts. I've tested it and really recommend it. You should try not to miss it, if you go to Portugal or Spain.
Best wishes, J. Gabriel


Twin Track Bikes - Rail vehicle bicycle-drezine

North-Western Greece "Charilaos Trikoupis" Station Angelokastro railway line Agrinio - Messolonghi - Krioneri.

Kindly submitted by Jonathan Flood


Sites on YouTube with Railway Hand Power

April 2017 - You might like to try this YouTube link to probably the best signalling museum in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s a beaut and if you keep awake there is a signal fitters “Jigger” (velocipede) in the collection. And you can hear our home clanging doorbell on a road warning flasher at the start, colonials are not subtle.


Another YouTube link builders might like to try is Plasma Tube Notcher
At the start there is fitting a ball race in a tube and some very neat reducing sleeves that would do for fitting lightweight tube axles in hand power velorails.
The plasma cutter is really cool too!


Jacqui and Kevin's "Jeffrey's" Walking car

Velocipede Rally 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OeGO7lBwQ2M

See the Pashley Carrier Cycles Rail Quad Cycle first outing in a 1963 Pathe Cinema Newsreel


See a Velocipede in the USA on a Trolly Museum Line http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=PLDF871A467B1D6922&v=Alc 8kbu4y9k


See the 2012 National Rally at the CVR on

Velocipede Cavalcade 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ7Rewjo6Y4&feature=player_detailpage

Velocipede Rally 2012 HD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2-_pJVUxfQ&feature=player_detailpage

Velocipede Rally 2012 HD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkyE1i7hRE4&feature=player_detailpage

HD Alternative way to travel http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mgKDE-8tdhA

See the 2012 Yorkshire Rally on


See the 2011 National Rally at the CVR on


Hand car Regatta

Railroad Square Santa Rosa California

Great One

2008 Hand Car Regatta www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTWK3XCIQns

Good One “the revolving turntable”

Great West End & Hand-Car Regatta



Good Man “good attitude to TV”

4th Annual Great Handcar Regatta Featuring

Todd Barricklow 6.27 long from 1.15+ www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGuCo-C9-q8

Handcar Regatta 2010 “the back legs going” www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNG9EmgRDLM

Great Handcar Regatta Railroad Square 1.05 long www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ASG4HZbG0M

Santa Rosa Handcar Regatta 2009

2.19 long www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0mqQr1uhCg

Santa Rosa CA Handcar Regatta

6.26 long from 2.50+ www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6CbaXWd0yc

The Great Handcar Regatta Steampunk Chronicles 2010 by Dusty Coutur

9.28 long start to 1.40 www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ngxk6X-b-g

“The Terror” Handcar Regatta .59 long www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s0nktViNK4

Odds and Ends

http://recordsetter.com/world-record/rail-bike/22649 at 25 mph in New England USA in 2013


at 74.5 km/h about 45 mph by “Team Gridelli” between Laupen and Gummenen, Switzerland in 2001 from Mark Egerton

Mason Clark’s


France https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSx7L8qcD8g;

Germany https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Lzxb0US67Mo#!

South Korea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04G8mOF6Gd4

National Raiway Museum Velocipede event www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JHvN3oIm8g

Gravity car in action in Colombia on miles of abandoned downhill track http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhIF-7UPDCw

Some pedalling up and down at Dromero, an old station in Italy near the French/Swiss borders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvBKkTQk-2U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_DtrWWRKvU



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