TRAINUMENTARY TRIVIA: How’d He Do It?

Q: In the early 2000s a man set the new world record for pulling a 6,069-pound train 32 feet with his _ _ _ _ _ .
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This is the view looking down the Pend O’Reille River sleeper car, which is part of the Lake Shore Railway Historic Society Museum in North East, PA. Above shows the Bessemer steam engine on display at the Greenville, PA train museum. Both photos by Christine Lorraine, c. 2014 and 2013, respectively.
A: His beard.
Ismael Rivas Falcon of Spain pulled a 6,069-pound (2,753 kg) train 32.8 feet (over 10 meters). He performed this feat on the Spanish TV program “El Show de los Records.”

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