Handcar Tours

Handcar Tours

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We had a great time riding the Hand cars. What a great birthday present for my son the Rail Fan. The cars are amazing as well as the view of the Monterey Bay. Thanks
we four had a great trip. expertly run and fun. the hand cars are built in california by this team and are a real work of art. they cast and machine all the parts on the car in their shop.

thank you todd and family. i encourage all to support your these wonderful people by scheduling a car. the way it works - $155 for a four person car.

head to watsonville airport for lunch afterwards.

the first 20 min are challenging, a fairly steep grade. after that it mellows out. great upper body workout. abs too!

Monterey - BOOK your rail handcar NOW! - Ride the rails under your own power. Experience the historic Monterey rail line and views of the Pacific Ocean.

This 6 mile journey takes teamwork and endurance leaving a memory you will never forget.

Operating as usual

09/24/2021

Last weekend for 2021!

09/15/2021

We have hats available for $15😁

We have hats available for $15😁

08/21/2021

Look at them fly up the first hill😁

08/13/2021

Cruising up that hill😀

08/13/2021

Heading up the hill😀

08/03/2021

A nice day to be out on the rails

08/01/2021

Even going uphill is so much 🤩

07/23/2021

Today was a beautiful day in Monterey 😁

07/21/2021

Kalamazoo handcar

Our staff took out the iconic 4 person stand up Kalamazoo handcar and it was loads of fun!

07/21/2021

Handcars pass by the old Ord station on their way towards Seaside.

07/18/2021

Monterey - Ride a rail handcar!

Book your rail adventure now: www.handcar.com

07/13/2021

Handcars around Giggling Loop

Handcars ride around Giggling balloon track on their way back to the station!

07/11/2021

The Giggling Balloon track was built in1944 for Fort Ord and is a perfect place for a break with a nice view of the ocean. Riders take a rest here just before the 3 mile mostly down-hill trip back to the station!

The Giggling Balloon track was built in1944 for Fort Ord and is a perfect place for a break with a nice view of the ocean. Riders take a rest here just before the 3 mile mostly down-hill trip back to the station!

07/08/2021

ESCAPE the HEAT 🥵 - come to Monterey where it is 69 degrees!

BOOK NOW an experience of a lifetime! Pump your very own rail handcar along 6 miles of old Monterey train track.

https://www.handcar.com/the-experience/

Ride over sand dunes, through pine forests, and enjoy a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay.

Handcar Tours updated their phone number. 07/08/2021

Handcar Tours updated their phone number.

Handcar Tours updated their phone number.

Handcar Tours updated their phone number. 07/08/2021

Handcar Tours updated their phone number.

Handcar Tours updated their phone number.

07/08/2021

Today we used handcars to transport workers and equipment along the Monterey rail line to remove old tree stumps near the track.

A big thanks to Brian and his team at Smith Tree Service for helping us open the rail line!

07/05/2021

Handcar Speeding Down Hill

Down hill is so much FUN! 😃

Come to MONTEREY and ride with us!

BOOK your handcar NOW www.handcar.com/tours

07/04/2021

We had a great opening day today! Lots of happy people who just loved the trip.

We had a great opening day today! Lots of happy people who just loved the trip.

Tours – Handcar Tours 07/03/2021

Tours – Handcar Tours

Come ride with us this 4th of JULY weekend!

www.handcar.com/tours

Our entire fleet of handcars has arrived in Monterey!

Tours – Handcar Tours For information about the tour visit the experience page. Pricing is for the entire handcar that carries up to four people. As low as $37.50 per person!

06/28/2021

BOOK NOW! www.handcar.com/tours

THIS WEEKEND - Ride a rail handcar around Monterey Bay!

06/27/2021

BOOK NOW! www.handcar.com/tours

July 4th weekend - ride the old rails around Monterey Bay under your own power!

06/21/2021

BOOK your rail handcar NOW! www.handcar.com/tours

Coming to Monterey July 3rd.

Its like a bicycle but it rides on railroad tracks!
Fly down the old tracks like never before and experience Monterey in our 0 emissions people-powered chariots.

06/19/2021

BOOK NOW for July 4th weekend!

www.handcar.com/tours/

BOOK NOW for July 4th weekend!

www.handcar.com/tours/

06/16/2021

BOOK your rail handcar NOW www.handcar.com/tours/

We are pleased to announce the launching of our handcar fleet across the Monterey Branch Line over Independence Day weekend!

Put your feet to the pedals and arms to the levers and propel yourself along 6 miles of historic railroad tracks for the FIRST time ever on the Monterey Branch rail line.

First handcar trips leaves Marina at 9:00 a.m. July 3rd.

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Handcar Tours updated their business hours. 06/10/2021

Handcar Tours updated their business hours.

Handcar Tours updated their business hours.

06/09/2021

Who says a fancy car needs rubber tires and an engine?

Who says a fancy car needs rubber tires and an engine?

06/04/2021

Last summer we did a one day test run on the Nevada Northern Railway and had people drive hundreds of miles to participate in this unique activity.

After this successful debut, we worked hard to get this concept to the California coast, and here we are Summer of 2021 in Monterey making this happen!

06/04/2021

We are looking for handcar guides!

We are looking for handcar guides!

05/29/2021

Our patent pending touring handcar took over 4 years to develop. This computer generated model is of our first successful touring handcar design, which was finally finished in 2019. After plenty of testing, we began manufacturing of 13 additional cars under our Kalamazoo Manufacturing Co. division.

Our patent pending touring handcar took over 4 years to develop. This computer generated model is of our first successful touring handcar design, which was finally finished in 2019. After plenty of testing, we began manufacturing of 13 additional cars under our Kalamazoo Manufacturing Co. division.

05/25/2021

Giggling loop, also known as the balloon loop, is located at the summit of Fort Ord grade at the halfway point of the 6 mile handcar journey, and offers a spectacular view of the ocean. Take a look at these two photos taken at the same location, one of a steam train in March 1949, and one of our handcars in March 2021.

Giggling loop, also known as the balloon loop, is located at the summit of Fort Ord grade at the halfway point of the 6 mile handcar journey, and offers a spectacular view of the ocean. Take a look at these two photos taken at the same location, one of a steam train in March 1949, and one of our handcars in March 2021.

05/24/2021

Machining Handcar Gears

Our Touring Handcars use custom gears made from cast iron. These gears are made by melting iron at around 2300 degrees and pouring it in a mold made of sand. We then machine them in our shop before installing them on the handcars.

05/22/2021

The drawing on the left from the 1890s shows handcars being assembled in Three Rivers Michigan. The photos on the right also show handcars being built, but over a century later in our shop in Santa Clarita, CA. While our primary focus is manufacturing the TH8-1 sit down touring handcars that will be running in Monterey this Summer, we also build replicas of original standup walking beam handcars.

The drawing on the left from the 1890s shows handcars being assembled in Three Rivers Michigan. The photos on the right also show handcars being built, but over a century later in our shop in Santa Clarita, CA. While our primary focus is manufacturing the TH8-1 sit down touring handcars that will be running in Monterey this Summer, we also build replicas of original standup walking beam handcars.

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Handcars around Giggling Loop

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Saturday 9am - 5am
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