Finding Fairmont

A search through the sketchy history of Fairmont Railway Motors’ engine manufacturing

In 1927, the Fairmont MM9 Inspection Car was the choice of track inspectors and signal maintainers. With its light weight of 395 pounds, extendable lift handles, which reduced pick-up weight to 120 pounds, and standard rail skids, it was easily handled by one person. The demountable housing seat provided room for a second person and dual tool trays allowed signal maintainers to carry the tools and supplies needed. The MM9 featured a 4 HP Fairmont water-cooled, 2-stroke gasoline engine.