Trains.com

Strange Sights and Bizarre Visions 1

1326 views
8 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    May 2019
  • 1,314 posts
Strange Sights and Bizarre Visions 1
Posted by BEAUSABRE on Sunday, November 26, 2023 7:08 AM

A semi-occasional series focusing on the strange and bizarre beneath our feet.

Autotrain Revisted - If it works for Amtrak, why not the Transit Authority?

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • 21,602 posts
Posted by Overmod on Saturday, December 2, 2023 8:07 AM

Still waiting after all these years for someone to build a Segway with a climate-controlled enclosure for the rider...

i had hoped this thread would have taken off by now.  Where are the contributors?

  • Member since
    January 2002
  • From: Canterlot
  • 9,567 posts
Posted by zugmann on Saturday, December 2, 2023 8:45 AM

Overmod
Still waiting after all these years for someone to build a Segway with a climate-controlled enclosure for the rider...

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/the-gm-and-segway-puma-dream-vs-reality-145731.html

  

The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer, any other railroad, company, or person.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • 21,602 posts
Posted by Overmod on Saturday, December 2, 2023 12:32 PM

The PUMA is just a clunky two-wheeled version of that four-wheel car on the subway.

I mean something like a weatherproof and air-conditioned capsule just large enough for the single rider of a typical Segway.  If you remember the Buell record motorcycle that had the rider wear the 'streamlining' panels on the sides... that sort of tight enclosure.

  • Member since
    January 2002
  • From: Canterlot
  • 9,567 posts
Posted by zugmann on Saturday, December 2, 2023 12:44 PM

  I've seen more powered unicycle things on the road than segways.  By a lot. 

Didn't segway go belly-up? 

  

The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer, any other railroad, company, or person.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • 21,602 posts
Posted by Overmod on Saturday, December 2, 2023 12:48 PM

I think Segway has been gone a long time.  I find I don't really miss them that much.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • 2,325 posts
Posted by rdamon on Sunday, December 3, 2023 7:37 PM

Overmod

I think Segway has been gone a long time.  I find I don't really miss them that much.

 

 

Still going strong .  They are involved in the scooter and e-bike market as well.

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • 21,602 posts
Posted by Overmod on Sunday, December 17, 2023 1:46 PM

Segway was sold to British interests in 2009.  Their CEO notoriously went over a cliff riding one of the British products a couple of years later.  Having owned more than a fair share of British cars... I had never seen the upside of having Lucas electrics, but now I do.

  • Member since
    May 2003
  • From: US
  • 25,157 posts
Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, December 17, 2023 2:20 PM

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

Search the Community

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy