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Meet the 89-Year-Old Reinventing the Train in His Backyard

14th June 2017

Read it. And watch the video.

ON A CLEAR, sunny day at a vineyard in the northern California town of Ukiah, a most unusual train chugs through a field of barely budding syrah grapes. Well, it doesn’t chug so much as whoosh because this train—actually, a one-sixth scale train—doesn’t rely upon a diesel engine or electricity to get around. It uses vacuum power and heavy duty magnets.

The 89-year-old man who built it believes it could change how the world moves.

2 Responses to “Meet the 89-Year-Old Reinventing the Train in His Backyard”

  1. Elganned Says:

    It’ll never fly. The right will denigrate it as a leftist plot to take away our Precious Freedoms (not to mention our Precious Bodily Fluids, though how the latter is involved is never specified).

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    Since you’re the one who brought it up, it’s up to you to specify it. (You can’t, of course, admit that it arises from your own feverish fantasies, so I’d be interested in the roundabout rationalization you come up with.)