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.


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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