trains

Guy Trying To Take A Selfie Gets Kicked In The Face By Train Conductor

Perhaps this should be the punishment of all selfie takers. Or at least all selfie takers who put themselves in potentially dangerous situations just to take a damn picture of their mug blocking everything behind it. Jared Michael, the foolish guy in the video, paid the price. He tried to take a selfie in front of a passing train but instead got kicked in the head by the train conductor.


What If Every Single Train Map Was Designed By The Same Person?

Transit maps are as unique as the cities they represent. To know Tokyo’s subway, you have to know the quirks of its subway map; to navigate New York City, you have to familiarise yourself with its mapping idiosyncrasies too. But what if design was standardised across every city in the world?


This 1947 Train Of Tomorrow Puts Today's Trains To Shame

Here in the 21st century, train travel isn’t seen as very futuristic. But in the years after World War II, trains were right up there with aeroplanes as the coolest in luxurious transportation of tomorrow. And, in 1947, Americans got a peek at what was promised to be their train-bound future.


First Video Of Chicago Airport Train Derailing And Going Up A Stairwell

On Monday a Blue Line subway train at Chicago’s O’Hare airport jumped the rails and then proceeded to plow its way up a set of stairs and escalators. And just a few days later security footage of the incident has finally been released. Not surprisingly, it looks like a real life action movie — minus the Hollywood-style explosions.


Train Derails At Chicago Airport, Makes It Halfway Up The Stairs

Yesterday evening, a Blue Line train at Chicago’s O’Hare airport jumped the rails. And kept going.


Those Mesmerising Robot Arms Are Back And Playing With Trains Now

It seems the best way to impress someone on the market for a set of industrial robotic arms is to demo them playing with kid’s toys. First DENSO Robotics did it with slot cars, and now ABB gets in on the action with this mesmerising model train demo.


How The Persian Gulf Is Quietly Building A Railroad Empire

In the US, the arrival of a new tunnel boring machine is huge news, warranting naming ceremonies and Twitter accounts. Meanwhile, in Doha, officials have quietly signed a contract to buy 15 boring machines to build a sprawling new train system. And that’s nothing compared to the massive transit network being built to connect the rest of the Gulf states.


Beautiful New Website Explores 100 Years Of Grand Central's History

New York’s Grand Central Terminal is one of the country’s largest and busiest public transit structures, and now it has a new website that honours its outsize legacy. Based on the Grand by Design exhibition that was on display at the station last year, the website includes historical documents, videos, stories, and rare, previously unseen photos of the building throughout the years.


This House Has A Freaking Train You Can Ride All Around The Property

What would you like in a house? A roof. Central air is nice. Some insulation probably. Maybe a fireplace if you like that. A yard for the kids with a white picket fence for your dreams. What about a freaking rideable scale train that goes completely around the entire property? Yeah, you know you want that. You want it bad.


The Golden Gate Bridge Looks Like A Bright Streak Of Fire In Fog

It’s easy to forget how beautiful the world is when we shackle ourselves inside all day. Maybe on the weekend we’ll take a hike, we say. Maybe next month we’ll make a trip out to the woods, we plan. But even if we do all that, we still don’t see it enough. Good thing photographers like Brian Donovan are capturing the world’s beauty to remind the rest of us to get out.