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Japan Tests New 500km/h Maglev Train

Maglev trains have been promised as the future of public transport since about forever, but high-speed magnetic levitation systems are rapidly gaining a serious reputation — something Japan’s public demonstration of its high-speed maglev system is only going to help.


Man Runs Out Of Train Car And Races It To Get Back In At Next Station

I could have never imagined this could be possible: Watch this guy getting out of a London train car and running all the way to next station to get back inside the same train car.


Japan's Spending $US5 Billion To Fast-Track Maglev Trains In The US

Come on guys. It’s just 60km. We’ll even go halfsies with you. Except, in this case, “halfsies” still amounts to $US5 billion. Japan, in an effort to help Washinton DC build a maglev train that would cut travel time to Baltimore down to 15 minutes, is offering up half the cash to do it. The question is: Does that make the project worth it?


Perth Commuters Tilt And Lift Train Car To Free Trapped Man

A group of commuters freed a man trapped between the platform and a train car in Perth by pushing the train car and lifting the carriage enough for his leg to get out. Thankfully, the train’s shock absorbers were flexible enough to allow it as the chassis and wheels stayed on the tracks.


We Should All Be Using Vacant Tram Tracks For Personal Pallet Trains

Trams and light rail trains are great for getting around a city and all, but they’re just sitting there empty a lot of the time, just begging you to trip over them. So why not turn that underused resource into a new form of mobility: A DIY pallet-train for one?


Nobody Knows How To Rescue These Poor Stranded Boeing 737s

On Thursday, a freight train derailment near Superior, Montana sent three Boeing 737 fuselages tumbling into the Clark Ford River. Today, the cracked and scraped aeroplane bodies still litter the river’s shores, and officials don’t know how they’re going to remove them.


Watch This Guided Tour Of Stockholm's Beautiful Trains

Alexander Dragunov is an architectural photographer, but his real passion is capturing images of trains. In this video, he gives a guided tour of his favourite metro system in Stockholm — and reveals that it is indeed stunningly beautiful.


This Aluminium Car Was Built To Run On Abandoned Railways

Nearly 8000km of abandoned railways criss-cross the the landscape in Mexico and Ecuador, left dormant for decades after privatisation of the national suspended passenger service in 1995. Two Guadalajara-born artists wanted to travel the paths of these “modern ruins”, so together they designed what just might be the .


Monster Machines: These Japanese Ultra-Luxury Trains Are Penthouses On Rails

The golden age of railways is steaming back into the modern era — in Japan at least. Since the island nation privatised its extensive rail network in the late 1980s, there has been an explosion of high-end designer trains all culminating in these gorgeous, luxurious rail cars from former Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama.


Brazil Train Station Looks Like A Nightmarish Ocean Of Drowning People

It’s like that horrifying scene in World War Z when zombies are just on top of each other. It’s like a mosh pit that never ends for all of eternity. It’s a human traffic jam with absolutely no room to breathe.


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