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Train Fanatic Builds Life-Size Train Car Replica In His Basement

Toronto-based Canadian train buff Jason Shron—who builds train models for a living—expressed his love for the locomotive by building a life-size replica of a train car in his basement.

Taking 4.5 years and 2,500 hours to construct, this incredible DIY project is an uncanny copy of a 1980 VIA Rail train carriage—including authentic interior parts that were salvaged from a car that was to be scrapped.

Re-created fixtures—such as emergency tools, and a photo mural depicting an adjoining car—complete the illusion of being in a real train.

Documenting the entire process in the video below, Shron has also set up a website for his train-related basement projects—he hopes to build a model railway network on the upper level of his basement.

Scroll down for more images of this amazing train in a basement:

[via Technabob, images via Global Toronto]
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