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Baron Funstix

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Checkout this link here.  Not sure how many people here follow major league baseball but the Houston Astros new ball park Minute Maid Stadium has a train that runs at the top of the stadium, well I wonder then, wouldn't this be an astro's train, lol.  What do you guys think?





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Except...that's an older model steam engine. REALLY old. Astrotrain was based on a more recent one (recent for the '80s anyway).



Very true, its definitely not the same model, I was just going for a play on the name

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if you saw the second links photo description it clearly says


The train provides a link to the past for Houston and Union Station (the site of the ballpark).


i like it especialy teh hole:

When the Houston Astros hit a home run, the train blows its whistle and runs down 800 feet of track on the west side of the park, at a lightning speed of 10 MPH


go SpEeD RaCeR gO!!!! ;¬)

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I live in Houston.  freefalll666 has a pretty accurate description.

Union station was actually a pretty big train station back in the day, and stood until the early 90's (even though it was non-operational). 


The train is really an amenity.  The whistle goes off when a run scores, and the train moves when there is an Astros HR. Pretty nice.  Been there plenty of times.


But yeah... UB is digging... digging...

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Okay I'll give you that, its definitely digging.  I did have the pleasure of going to houston a few years ago, it is quite neat when someone hits a homer there.

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