National Geographic : 1945 Jan
In a Roller-coasterlike Car, Pushed by a Chinese, a Japanese Couple Crosses a Spidery Wooden Bridge Cheap labor permits wide Formosan use of such push cars, which serve as feeders to railroads. They make about 6miles anhour onlevel ground, much less up hill, and about 10 miles downhill. Some are poled along, like a boat; some have sails. "First-class" push cars have bamboo seats and carry only two passengers. Second-class cars take four people. This spindly bridge, some of its timbers lashed, is built high to keep the track aboveflood tide. Under the car hangs atidal gauge.