Converting a Smart Car to run on a railway track

Converting a Smart Car to run on a railway track

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More on the video on our home page.

An interesting challenge this year was when Mercedes came to us to ask if we could arrange for a Smart car to run on a train track and then find somewhere it could be driven for a film.

After searching around we found a company in Derby called Interfleet that works with train companies and they designed and built proper train wheels and fitted them to the car.

Part one of the problem solved. Part 2 was finding some rail tracks where we could drive the car and it could all be filmed.

We’d have liked to do it on the Underground in London but that proved a non-starter.

Eventually we got permission to use the Bluebell Line at East Grinstead and the result is on our home page.

The car was also used to transport journalists at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.