Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Train in the Bathroom, or That's Some Comfort Cab!

Jason Shron, owner of Rapido Trains, may be the guy with a train in his basement, but UP3368 (his YouTube moniker) has a train in his bathroom.

Not a whole train, of course--just the inside of the cab of UP 3368, an SD40-2 unit that was retired in 2010 after 33 years of service.

Now, instead of running across the country, it just operates a local--as in very local, as in a bathroom.

Don't believe me? Check out the video, which shows how the owner put the unit's former controls into his bathroom.

Not only can he flush the toilet, he can ring the bell and blow the horn, too--which might come in handy if you need to let someone know that the bathroom is occupied.

He's also hooked up the air brake so it sounds like the real thing; among other things, he can also dump the air, if he wants.

There's even recorded railway chatter, in case you don't feel like being alone.

A cab window, door, mirror and various signs round out the scene.

All some of us want to do in the smallest room in our house is read a train magazine; the owner of this bathroom can, as he says in the video, "play trains anytime I want to."

All I can say is: Amazing!

No comments:

Post a Comment