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https://lh6.ggpht.com/victorianaesthetic/SDwKYq93H4I/AAAAAAAABRw/SC0FXU6KfGE/GreatRace03.jpg
Any takers?
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Love it!!

Any details?

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1) strap big a** jet engine to handcar platform
2) sit on top
3) light it!
4) hope for the best, but be ready to cry a lot...

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Wadd'ya call that? Kerosene Punk?

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a Hollywood creation for "The Great Race" (1965) with Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon


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... inspired by the Willy E. Coyote Acme Enterprises shenanigans!.
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I guess that it would be prudent to push the cars------


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TALLY HO !!!!!



" Welcome gentlemen, to the Top-Gun school for railcar-engineers "

" Tom, stand up straight !! "

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That's a russian one. It's carcass is still rotting somewhere. The NYC had one, a converted RDC, but don't have time right now to look for pic. Jose.

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No doubt Mr Greene built a working model replica years ago.

Regards,      Michael

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Not only they competed for the moon, here's the Russian and the American version
Addendum:
Here you can read Don Wetzel's story and another video is also provided.

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Here ya go. Live video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8ZIJFlU_pA

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What was supposed to be the advantage of that thing--least efficient means of propulsion?

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Not sure of the answer Herb, but my best guess is that it was faster than a normal train. And they tried to compete with the emerging automobile and aircraft by reducing traveltime.

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Another movie quote-"just because we can do it, does it mean we should?"

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Could be a loada hot air !

All the advanced jet-trains & monorails in Thunderbirds...

...all CRASHED & BURNED !

" Whada yer think of that Brains ? "

" Ah a ah yes Mr. Tracey "

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@Herb
These railcars are direct succesors of the famous Kruckenberg "Schienenzeppelin", the concept of which had advantages ( e. g. negotiate relatively steep grades at speed -not the original one, but the jet-driven- ) and disadvantages ( all outlined in the article )

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