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Offline volksnick

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2015, 07:12:43 PM »
Has anybody seen a rail speeder (railroad inspection car) laying around anywhere ?  I have a plan.

I went to work a little later than normal today and as I was cruising down 75 towards downtown, I spied some speeders sitting on the rail below just past BMW. I couldn't help but think about "old age and treachery" as these guys glided through his backyard. I wished I could have grabbed a photo.

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Re: Speeder

« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2015, 05:16:42 PM »
Has anybody seen a rail speeder (railroad inspection car) laying around anywhere ?  I have a plan.

I went to work a little later than normal today and as I was cruising down 75 towards downtown, I spied some speeders sitting on the rail below just past BMW. I couldn't help but think about "old age and treachery" as these guys glided through his backyard. I wished I could have grabbed a photo.

David and I talked several times of contacting a rail speeder club and see if we could hitch a ride on one of their excursions.  I regret that I didn't pursue it a little harder.  I kept thinking some day we would get around to it.  It would have been a blast to travel and abandon railroad in a speeder with the Godfather spilling some of his infinite knowledge of a by-gone era.  Now I'm depressed.   :(

Offline Smelly_Cat

Re: Speeder

« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2015, 05:50:32 AM »
http://www.doobybrain.com/2012/05/02/convert-a-bicycle-to-go-on-train-tracks/

This is not a speeder, but might be fun to try.  I play a scenario of pedaling down the track as fast as I can with the Chattanooga steam train excursion right behind me trying to run me down.   Sc

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