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Trains Could Get Lasers To Burn Slippery Wet Leaves Off The Tracks

Trains Could Get Lasers To Burn Slippery Wet Leaves Off The Tracks

Each autumn, leaves fall to the ground by the billions. Slightly annoying if you have a backyard but really annoying if you run a railroad company. It turns out those leaves are a slippery menace on train tracks. That’s why Dutch Railways is testing a high-energy solution: Train-mounted lasers.

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

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…

Modified Cars Ferried Crews Along Rails In Style

Modified Cars Ferried Crews Along Rails In Style

There are a lot of things that can go wrong with the 140,695 miles of railroad covering America. The tracks have to be inspected regularly and, rather than send crews out in full-sized train cars, these modified automobiles often did the job.