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I don't think a scooter over 125 cc or a person over 125 lbs would safely fit.

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I'm just scratching my head wondering how this placement of a rail bed ever came to be....
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I'm just scratching my head wondering how this placement of a rail bed ever came to be....
Eminent domain. Facepalm emoticon
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I'm just hoping that none of the apartment doors have cat flaps.
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cat flaps ... now thatd be fun ....... maybe the houses came after the train .... some places just happen due to population growth ... ya wanna see some of the extensions round here
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I have, I used to live and work up your way.

My favourite was the gentleman "not from around these parts" who'd knocked out his kitchen wall, backed a caravan up, chopped off the axle, cemented and bricked around the gaps then cut the end of the caravan now inside the house off with an angle grinder.

Class!

Whatever the story is on this one, I'd love to know it.
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Whatever the story is on this one, I'd love to know it.
It's in Hanoi, Vietnam, so my money is on it being an original track never relocated due to insufficient government funds, and massive population growth leading to houses being built right around the tracks...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Metre_gauge_Hanoi.jpg
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I've seen similar rail beds in Makkasan, Bangkok, Thailand. But those houses were illegally built next to the track, a shanty town like neighbourhood. In Makkasan, the gap was even narrower. The Hanoi scene seems to be more affluent.

It reminds me of the Blues Brothers (the original film) where the men in black stayed in a closet size rented apartment right next to a railroad bridge hanging over the window pane.

Woody Allen's film persona used to live under a roller coaster in an amusement park.
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CAP i just spewed my coffee. ROFL emoticon ROFL emoticon Thanks for the laugh. The visual was epic. Laughing emoticon Not wishing any harm on the wee beasties tho.
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My pleasure Judy.

I take it that was the cat flap comment that caused the merriment not the caravan extension?
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Vaughn Monroe said it best.

I was just singing that to myself the other day, too.
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C yup. Envisioned the cat coming out and leisurely stepping across the tracks and wham. Think cartoons with the cat hanging on for dear life on the front of the engine. Laughing emoticon Yes i'm weird.
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C yup. Envisioned the cat coming out and leisurely stepping across the tracks and wham. Think cartoons with the cat hanging on for dear life on the front of the engine. Laughing emoticon Yes i'm weird.
Yup, we're pretty much on the same wavelength I reckon.
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