Some articles on rail motors, rail motor:
... This proved successful and two GWR steam rail motors, designed by George Jackson Churchward, entered service on the same route on 12 October 1903 ... The rail motors could not only stimulate traffic on branch lines, where small and cheap platforms could be built to serve small traffic sources, but also in towns such as Plymouth where they operated frequent ... to travel and so extra coaches were needed, but the lightweight rail motors could not cope with pulling trailers on hilly lines ...
... The CPH rail motor was originally developed as a more economical replacement for locomotive-hauled passenger trains on lightly trafficked lines with a low patronage ... enough power would lower the power-to-weight ratio and consequently defeat the purpose of the Rail Motor ... This meant that existing steam trains and Rail Motors would have to be alternated to meet service requirements ...
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