From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (catwalk car)

Halt for this New York tunnel officer in his “catwalk car”

We’ll say it, there’s something cute about this cop riding in a little car through the Holland Tunnel. Launched in 1955, the “catwalk cars” were two feet wide with a swivel seat that allowed for the tunnel police to keep an eye on drivers as they traveled from New Jersey to New York. The cars moved at a lightning fast 6 – 12 miles per hour, and according to the New York Times:

The catwalk car was the fastest, surest way through the tunnel, gliding blithely past the most epic traffic jams — equipped with no horn, because none was needed.

There is never a time
to stop learning new things

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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