Eugene Bostick may officially be an 80-year-old retiree, but the Fort Worth, Texas, resident spends his days “working” as a train driver.
But this isn’t any ordinary locomotive — the passengers are rescued stray dogs who are taken on adventures around the neighborhood and in the surrounding woods.
Eugene and his brother Corky live on a dead-end street where many locals leave their unwanted dogs.
Seeing all these unloved creatures so desperately in need of a home, Eugene decided to adopt them all, and built a tractor to take them on adventures.
“We started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live,” Eugene told the Dodo.
“I seen this guy with a tractor who attached these carts to pull rocks. I thought, ‘Dang, that would do for a dog train.’ I’m a pretty good welder, so I took these plastic barrels with holes cut in them, and put wheels under them and tied them together,” Eugene explained.
“Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited.”
Watch Eugene and his dogs on one of their bi-weekly adventures below:
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