The Guy with the Train in his Basement

The Guy with the Train in his Basement

Guy with the train in his basement

You may have heard about The Guy with the Train in his Basement. Well, that is us. Specifically, that’s our owner, Jason Shron. Jason is so obsessed with trains that he built a 20-foot slice of a full-size VIA train coach (#5647) in his basement. It took Jason over four years and 2500 hours to build, often with Dan’s help.

Jason has created a web site about his basement coach and the HO scale model of CN’s Kingston Subdivision he is building in the other part of his basement and in the garage. Click here to visit the Kingston Sub Facebook Page.

You can also watch a YouTube movie covering the construction of the coach from start to finish in about three minutes. Enjoy!

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