Go Karts on Railroad Tracks

Yesterday two friends of East Jesus stopped by to visit. As they pulled up, I noticed they had some kind of strange device attached to the top of their car. It turned out to be what they called a Rail Rider, basically a self-built go kart specially designed to run on abandoned railroad tracks. I’ve seen a few of these vehicles online, but they were all pedal powered. This one was powered by a Honda motor, and boasted speeds of up to 30 mph.

  • peach

    That looks like fun- do they have any plans on renting their toy ?

  • FlamingAtheist

    Looks like they are ready for Beyond Thunderdome.

  • Erich Schrempp

    Great (possibly somewhat illegal) fun, but do you know what would be even more fun? Lurking under that bridge and blasting a locomotive air horn just behind them just as they passed!

  • Mike K

    What if If they met someone with a similar rig coming from the opposite direction? It could wind up like The Zaks from Dr. Seuss.

  • Rampage_Rick

    An oldie but a goodie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiqqxyZeDXo