Sperry leased Rail Detector Cars
Walthers maintenance of way equipment includes the Sperry Rail Detection Car used to locate rail flaws, rail fissures, and rails that were subject to failure. Dr. Sperry, who had 400 patents during this time, provided the rail inspection service with leased rail detection cars. The Sperry Rail Detection Car is a replica with interior depicting electronic and magnetic detection equipment. One truck has a viewing window. This was a cost effective method to reduce accidents. Doodlebugs were converted by Sperry for inspection cars. To have this equipent demonstrated a good faith effort for safety.