The Fairmont streetcar was the streetcar Nick Burkhardt and Monroe used to travel on the train tracks in "Plumed Serpent". Monroe knew how to operate it because he collected model trains. Monroe said the streetcar was a draisine, a small vehicle for travel on a rail. Baron Karl Christian Ludwig Drais Von Sauerbronn invented the Laufmaschine, an earlier relative to the streetcar, in 1817 (according to Monroe). On the top of the streetcar, the name Western Cascades Railroad was painted in the front; this was most likely the owner of the streetcar.