Finding Fairmont

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

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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.