CDE Speeder Test Loco
This speeder is modified to use as a test loco on newly laid track in Driver. It has all the visual and sound effects removed to help develop routes faster. To change the engine spec choose Properties in Suveyor and select from the dropdown list.
Original Dave Snow DES asset and modified by GN1996. Fairmont MT19 Speeder with functional Interior. Thanks to Erik (ekankal) for beta testing this unit. There is also a speeder cart (kuid:101046:102066) available which will couple to the Speeder and has several custom commodity loads.
A speeder (also known as railway motor car, pop-car (in the southern USA), putt-putt, track-maintenance car, crew car, jigger, trike, quad, trolley or inspection car, and also known as a draisine (although that can also be unpowered) in many other parts of the world) is a maintenance of way (MOW) 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 is called speeder because it is faster than a human-powered vehicle. In the 1990s, speeders were replaced with trucks (usually pickup trucks or sport utility vehicles) using flanged wheels that could be lowered for on-rail (called road-rail vehicles or hi-rails for highway-railroad). Speeders are collected by hobbyists, who refurbish them for excursions organized by the North American Railcar Operators Association in the U.S. and Canada and the Australian Society of Section Car Operators, Inc. in Australia. Buster Keaton utilized a Fairmont M19/M19AA speeder that transversed Canada in the 1965 film, The Railrodder. Fairmont used three letters to designate car types.
- 'S' was a 'Standard Series' section car
- 'A' was an 'Advanced Series' section car
- 'M' was the 'Master Series' section car
The MT-19 is the most common Fairmont motorcar. Two-seater. 'T' for 'two-speed' and '19' is Fairmont's notation for a smaller car. Various models produced 1966-1986. Many of the cars do not look like the originals because so many Speeder Hobbyists have customized them to suit their own needs and tastes. This model is slightly longer than most MT-19's as Dave did not have the drawings to go by when he started this model in Gmax.