Large collection of repurposed train cars

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Large collection of repurposed train cars

Paul Overton calls this great round-up of creatively reused rolling stock from Web Urbanist a “megapost.” I like that term. There’s railroad-car homes, offices, hotels–even a railroad-car footbridge. [via Dude Craft]

8 thoughts on “Large collection of repurposed train cars

  1. jeff-o says:

    In my city there is a fancy men’s clothing shop housed in an old train car. Never been inside, though – they don’t sell Levis and T-shirts with geeky graphics. ;)

  2. My Pet Fly says:

    This is interesting. My dad has a small company that manufactures kits to build full-size caboose replicas for guest houses, etc. He’ll get a kick out of this.

  3. cranky_EE says:



    How could they miss that?

  4. Eric C. says:

    I live in Huntsville, AL. I went flying ultralights with a buddy and I saw this house up on top of Monte Sano. First of all, that house is even more breath taking than anything I’ve ever seen in the air! Secondly, I saw in their yard was a red train caboose. You can’t actually drive to this place cause of the gated community, but I’ve ridden my motorcycle up the mountain that direction and there are turns so sharp you can’t go more than 5mph and make them. Which makes me wonder what a challenge it would have been to even get a caboose up there.

    Years pass and I kinda forgot about it, the owner of this house got in to some federal prison kind of trouble (some charges of mail fraud if I recall), house was seized and is currently up for sale. $9.8 million dollars! To put it in perspective, if I financed that house for 30 years at 7% interest rate, my current homes total value is the monthly payment! Man I feel poor!

    But that aside, I found that the caboose was made into a guest house on the mansions estate. Awesome place, most stunning bit of architecture in this area if you want my opinion.

    Check it out:

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