Daimler motorized handcar.

  • Legend 1: Daimler motorized handcar

  • Daimler motorized handcar.

    This handcar was the first rail vehicle to be given a gasoline engine. It was powered by the small high-speed engine, the so-called Grandfather Clock, and first tested between Esslingen and Kirchheim/Teck in the summer of 1887.

    • Cylinders 1
    • Displacement 28 cu in
    • Output 1.1 hp (0.8 kW)
    • at engine speed 650/min
    • Top speed 12 mph
    • Seats 4