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Rail - Railcar Mover - Diesel - Various
Name Railcar Mover
Region Global
Category Rail
Type Railcar Mover
SubType Diesel
Variety Various
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)
Year(s) of Production 1948 - current



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History: A railcar mover is a road–rail vehicle (capable of travelling on both roads and rail tracks) fitted with couplers for moving small numbers of railroad cars around in a rail siding or small yard. They are extensively used by railroad customers because they are cheaper than owning a switcher locomotive, more convenient and cheaper than paying the railroad operator to do the switching, easier and more productive than manual moving of cars, and in addition they are more versatile since they can travel on road wheels to the cars they need to move, instead of needing clear track.
The first railcar mover was built by Whiting Corporation, now Trackmobile in 1948.
Well-known railcar mover brands in North America include Trackmobile, Rail King, BOSS Railcar Movers and Nordco Shuttlewagon.
German brands are Unimog, Zwiehoff, UMEL and Zweiweg.
In Ireland, Unilokomotive has been manufacturing the range of Unilok Road/Rail Wagon Movers since 1954.


Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


Item created by: Powderman on 2018-11-06 16:17:18. Last edited by Powderman on 2018-11-06 16:21:50

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