March 16, 2013
WHO DOESN'T? (via The Other Brother):
The Man with a Train Car in His Basement (Goli Mohammadi , March 15th, 2013, Make)
Canadian train enthusiast Jason Shron has a special place in his heart for VIA trains, Canada's intercity passenger rail cars. His lifelong dream was to have a train car in his basement. When he was 12, he wrote VIA a letter asking if there was any way he could buy a seat from one of the trains, but the return letter said no.Fast forward to his adulthood, when he heard that VIA coach #5647 was due to be scrapped. Luckily, he and a group of friends were able to get a hold of it. Four and a half years and over 2500 hours of build time later, right past the shelf of Doctor Who figurines and down a couple of stairs, Jason Shron has a train car in his basement with all the authentic bells and whistles. He started building the coach in May 2008 in a 12′x20′ pink room in the basement and finally finished in November 2011.
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 16, 2013 6:28 PM
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