Riding the Rails

Of course we all know that the image of a hand-pumped railroad trolley is a comedy staple. But I find the notion of special little motorized vehicles adapted to ride the rails just as funny. As you might predict, there's an organization dedicated to hobbyists and collectors of these miniature rail-mounted transports, and it's to be found here.

My local newspaper has a great article about a fellow who restored the vehicle pictured to the right.

I imagine a Farelly Brothers movie in which the hero confounds the bad guys by making his unpredictable escape in such a vehicle--at a whopping 5 MPH!
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 04, 2008
     Category: Eccentrics | Collectors | History | Inventions | Technology | Travel | Transportation | 1950s | Cars

And then immediately gets crushed by the oncoming train. Even funnier!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 08/04/08 at 01:48 PM
BikerPuppy--luckily, that old car weighs almost 3 tons!
Posted by Paul on 08/04/08 at 02:38 PM
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