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These Transit Safety Videos Are So Gruesome They Just Might Work

What would convince transit riders to pay attention to an oncoming train instead of Instagram? Apparently, a graphic depiction of certain dismemberment.


This Train Ride Through Tokyo Is Totally Hitting The Hyperdrive

Video: Vroom. This video of Tokyo called Tokyo Aglow by Justin Tierney shows the city by rail and by road, offering an especially hypnotising take on an already electric city. The video accelerates the trains to hyper speed, and the effect bends the lights into what looks more like a trip through a space tunnel than a normal train ride.


The Longest, Deepest Rail Tunnel On Earth Just Opened (And It Was Weird)

After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel opens today. This feat of engineering is a 56km high-speed rail connection beneath the Swiss Alps, and is now the longest transit tunnel in the world. You better believe that Hyperloop engineers are paying attention.


The 19th Century Hyperloop Was Going To Travel From NY To SF In 24 Hours

In 1894 the Wright Brothers’ first flight was still nearly a decade away. But people were obsessed with figuring out how to use powered flight for any number of applications. The May 5, 1894 issue of Scientific American featured one such idea — an aero-train that could zip across the country at 241km per hour.


Seeing The First Person View Of A Lego Toy Train Riding Around On A Track Is Surprisingly Fun

Seeing the perspective of a toy train is way, way more fun than it should be. About 48.77m of Lego train tracks were laid out around this guy’s house, through the inside of home, next to his pets, and beyond.


Train Tracks Are The Most Dangerous Way To Charge A Phone

Video: Did I mention it’s illegal too? Because it’s super illegal.


Hyperloop Is The Perfect Way To Move Goods -- Not People

The Hyperloop may prove to be a wondrous and radical technology that will change everything we know about travel. But there are several major challenges it needs to overcome, and those challenges suggest that Hyperloop might be better suited for transporting goods — not people.


After Years Of Turmoil, A Legendary Steam Engine Rolls Again 

After undergoing a decade-long restoration that cost $US5.86 million, the Flying Scotsman, the most famous British locomotive in history, has been brought back to life. The legend rolls again.


Thomas The Tank Engine Is Adding More DC Comics Mashups To The Railyard

There was little doubt that combining superheroes and anthropomorphic toy trains would be a big hit with kids. But following up on the success of the initial reveal at Comic-Con last year, Mattel is going to introduce 35 new DC Super Friends/Thomas & Friends Minis mashups including Emily in a Poison Ivy getup, a Solomon Grundy version of Diesel 10 and Gator as the Green Lantern.


Lionel Has Turned The Classic Model Train Set Into A Race Track

It’s a testament to the devotion of train enthusiasts that model railroads have remained a popular hobby for over 100 years. And to keep another generation interested in the toys, Lionel has turned its classic trains into something that looks more like a slot car track.


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