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The engines were put to many uses, stationary engines such as water pumps, generator sets, and the like. Another use was the railcar, a so-called motorized “draisine”, a light auxiliary rail vehicle, driven by service personnel, equipped to transport crew and material necessary for the maintenance of railway infrastructure or for other purposes. Because of their low weight and small size, they can be put on and taken off the rails at any place, allowing trains to pass.