A Motor Car (also known as speeder, putt-putt, track-maintenance car) is a maintenance of way motorized vehicle formerly used on railroads around the world by track inspectors and work crews to move quickly to and from work sites.

Although it is slow compared to a train or car, it was often called a 'speeder' because it is faster than a human-powered vehicle. Motorized inspection cars date back to at least 1896, when it was reported that the U.S. Daimler Motor Company created a gasoline powered rail inspection car capable of 15mph.

These vehicles have been replaced with trucks (usually pickup trucks or sport utility vehicles) using flanged wheels that can be lowered for on-rail (called road-rail vehicles or hi-rails for highway-railroad).

Motor Cars are now typically collected by hobbyists, who refurbish them for excursions organized by the North American Railcar Operators Association NARCOA in the U.S. and Canada.

The society's collection of Motor Cars include:

Upcoming Events

Tue Jun 04 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
[CANCELLED] Program Night - "My Affair with the Colorado Narrow Gauge, 1961 - 2018"
Sat Jul 20 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
8th Seaway Train Show
Sun Jul 21 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
8th Seaway Train Show
Tue Sep 03 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Program Night - My Affair with the Colorado Narrow Gauge, 1961 - 2018
Sat Sep 14 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Greater Napanee Model Train Show
Sun Sep 15 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Greater Napanee Model Train Show
Tue Oct 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Program Night - Topic "The Story of the “Trent River” Ore Cars"
Sat Oct 05 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
The Greater Toronto Train Show
Sun Oct 06 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
The Greater Toronto Train Show
Tue Nov 05 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Program Night - Topic TBA

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