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Man builds kid-sized train—but it’s his German Shepherds who are riding on the rails

January 12th, 2021

Sometimes our dads become a little creative, especially when it’s for their kids (and sometimes just for themselves). You would just be surprised to see your dad working on something on his time off, and then it ends up being something no one in the family expects. Well, this dad is the same way, but you’d be astonished at who benefitted his fun, a creative project in the end.

This man turns his backyard into a railroad.

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Facebook/Mariano Jr P Rendon Source: Facebook/Mariano Jr P Rendon

There is a couple named Mariano and Esmeralda Rendon in Shavano Park, Texas. The couple has a shared love for dogs and trains, and they both love their grandkids very much. Because of that, Mariano thought of turning their backyard into a fun railroad that their adorable grandkids can enjoy.

It was during the pandemic when the Rendons began their project.

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When the lockdown was announced, everyone was cooped up inside their homes, some with nothing to do but eat, sleep, and repeat. However, the family was able to cope and made the best of the situation by making the idea of a railroad into reality.

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Facebook/Mariano Jr P Rendon Source: Facebook/Mariano Jr P Rendon

Mariano grabbed his tools into the backyard, hammering wood and metal into the ground. He was able to create over a thousand feet of tracks, extending perfectly into their huge backyard. After the tracks were made, he then proceeded into having carts that will run into the railroad.

The railway is finished, and they are waiting for someone to try it.

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By reusing and repainting old carts, Rendon attached them to form a long line of carts. He also attached an engine that was strong enough to run the tracks while pulling all the carts behind it.

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Mariano most likely felt proud of his masterpiece and He named his creation Salsa Tracks. This backyard railway is sure to appeal to the neighborhood kids. What was left is for their grandkids to try and ride it.

Surprisingly, it was their German Shepherds who rode on the rails first.

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The family-owned a couple of German Shepherd puppies and they are treated as if they are one of their kids. They were planning to let the grandkids and the puppies enjoy the ride, but the puppies came in first to chill with their dad.

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Rendon uploaded a video on his Facebook page, showing the 11-week old German Shepherds, Abrams and Bradley chilling on one of the carts. They love the train ride so much that they could easily relax on it while they are enjoying the view as they smoothly run through the tracks.

Surely, both the kids and the puppies will be able to enjoy this ride at the same time.

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There is no doubt that everyone in the family would love this; in fact, even the internet loves Rendon’s backyard railroads. You would think that Mariano is completely satisfied with his project, but he is planning to expand the railways, allowing for more enthusiastic adventures for everyone.

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His latest railroad section is called “Corona Pass” as a commemoration of the time and effort he has given to build these tracks. Although, it seems that it will not stop here as his mind is still oozing his creative juices. Hopefully, we will be able to see another expansion of his backyard railways. Stay tuned on his Facebook so you would be updated on his train-riding doggos and their adventures around the Salsa Tracks.

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Source: Dog Dispatch, Facebook/Backyard Railroading

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