Railroad Train Smashes Shopping Cart Creating a Sweet Lowboy Dolly

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Yay, shopping cart mods – from Tim – “Some tweaker near here likes to leave shopping carts on the railroad tracks. Trains smash them which does them no good. Usually. Today however I found one which the train managed to actually improve, by making it into a tasty little lowboy dolly.”Link.

14 thoughts on “Railroad Train Smashes Shopping Cart Creating a Sweet Lowboy Dolly

  1. Interesting but as a train watching geek, I get a bit tweaked by the fact that someone would leave trash on the tracks, where the train hits it, snaps its break line and then several DIE when the train comes to a sudden stop or doesn’t stop.

  2. Speaking of shopping cart hacks… Around the Squid Labs booth at Maker Faire there was a really cool shopping cart that was modified to accommodate a passenger comfortably.

    My camera was under the laser cutter when I spotted it. Does anyone have a picture of it? It would make an interesting post….

  3. Speaking of shopping cart hacks… Around the Squid Labs booth at Maker Faire there was a really cool shopping cart that was modified to accommodate a passenger comfortably.

    My camera was under the laser cutter when I spotted it. Does anyone have a picture of it? It would make an interesting post….

  4. Okay, just to defend Tim, this was not a MOD on his part, but he is sharing with us an inspiration that was caused by someone else trying to destroy those, annoying one wheel always fluttering, clogging up the aisle when you want to pass by, running into your heel at 20mph while shopping, market carts. Now please try not to get down on his find, but look at it as something you can maybe use in the future for one of those huge project you’ll need to lug around at the next MAKE Fair. (and please, for anyone wanting to make one for yourself, create it in a responsible manner. thanks)

  5. If you have a problem with shopping carts being abandoned in your ‘hood as I do, you can use a cutting torch or cutting disc to the same effect, no locomotive or risk of catastrophe envolved.

    Shopping carts make INCREDIBLY strong dollies. How strong? Who knows, but a 5.0L Ford V8 engine with attached automatic transmission was no sweat for my shopping cart, and thats easily close to 600 lbs! Super-handy to be able to move that thing outta my way at will.

  6. If you have a problem with shopping carts being abandoned in your ‘hood as I do, you can use a cutting torch or cutting disc to the same effect, no locomotive or risk of catastrophe envolved.

    Shopping carts make INCREDIBLY strong dollies. How strong? Who knows, but a 5.0L Ford V8 engine with attached automatic transmission was no sweat for my shopping cart, and thats easily close to 600 lbs! Super-handy to be able to move that thing outta my way at will.

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