For His Home Office, This Guy Built a Replica of a 1980 Via Rail Train Interior in His Basement

For His Home Office, This Guy Built a Replica of a 1980 Via Rail Train Interior in His Basement

Someone get this man a job at an exhibition design firm.

Canada-based train enthusiast Jason Shron works for Rapido Trains Inc., a manufacturer of model trains. But working on scale models didn’t quite scratch the itch for Shron. In need of a home office and obsessed with the Via Rail (think Canada’s Amtrak) trains of his youth, Shron spent four years and 2,500 hours building a full-sized replica of a 1980 model in his basement.

Here’s the tour:

More than a few commenters have suggested replacing the windows with flatscreens playing video of the countryside whipping past, but I’d think that’d make you motion sick, no?