Trains smash them which does them no good. Usually.
Today however I found one which the train managed to actually improve,
by making it into a tasty little lowboy dolly.
picture: Will Bosworth savors the joy of this wagon's utter smoothness.
Step 1: Wreckage
Here's the remains of the basket part of one such cart.
Step 2: Skeleton
Step 3: Cut Off the Front Bracket.
Step 4: I'd Hammer in the Morning
Then grind off the sharp stubby welds with the bodygrinder.
Step 5: Gentlemen, Behold!
Commence using the power of the wheel to ease your labors.
Step 6: Life Just Keeps Getting Better
So I got the dolly, stuck my bike's front wheel on the platform of the dolly and rode back tthat way. It didn't work very well but was fun.
There I loaded up the wood, tied it on with an innertube, and threw my bike on top. I pushed it back by foot.
I could have carried twice as much. If it were further I'd have rigged a tongue and dragged it with the bike.
Now I think I'll make some shelves.