I can't prove that it's true, but I recall reading that one reason why smaller (16 ton) freight cars lasted so long in Britain was because it was the maximum a horse could pull, and as noted horse 'shunters' lasted into the mid-20th century in some areas of the U.K.

wjstix posted:

I can't prove that it's true, but I recall reading that one reason why smaller (16 ton) freight cars lasted so long in Britain was because it was the maximum a horse could pull, and as noted horse 'shunters' lasted into the mid-20th century in some areas of the U.K.

If you check the video links on the first page, I think it's mentioned there.

16 tons, and what do you get?

rattler21 posted:

Someone with far greater modeling skills than I could model this using magnets beneath the layout to 'guide' the horse.  John

If you look around on Youtube, you'll find an HO horse-car with "walking" horses.

 

A small revival of this thread with some Welsh slate quarry trains - a 2 horse-power unit train I guess. Note the axle coming adrift at 00:54

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John Allen used a dino on railroad.  However, it was on an HO railroad.

Now, was thee a situation during the Civil War that a carload of Union Troops was transported across Baltimore using a team of horses.?

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