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See also: pump-trolley
- A light railroad car propelled by a hand-operated pumping mechanism, handcar
1901, Gipps, George, The Fighting in North China (up to the Fall of Tientsin City), Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, OL 23299616M, page 40:
1910 March 4, “Supply Trade Section: Fairbanks-Morse Inspection Car”, in Railway Age Gazette, volume 48, number 9, page 509:
- A gang was sent out on a pump trolley and the inspection car followed.