Start Your Engines
There is a 1.5 mi (2.41km) stretch of road and railroad track just southwest of Ducor, California that runs parallel to each other and is perfect for races between train and motorized vehicle. If the vehicle wins, the driver gets to drive the train into Delano, California, another 15 miles down the track. Of course, this event was back in the early 1960s when things were a little more relaxed and the highway patrolmen, train engineers and vehicle drivers were all friends or related. You know, back when you could spit in the street or drink a beer while driving because there just weren't many people around and those that were, were all related or friends. It was during a time when absolutely nothing was going on other than a little war in Vietnam, some civil rights stuff and a few hippies smoking pot. The locals needed something to get excited about other than bashing gays or hippies.
(the above is completely fictitious other than the Vietnam War, civil rights, and bashing gays and hippies)
Ducor, California 2012
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