Spain Train Crash Driver: “I Fucked It Up... I Want to Die”

Moments after being dragged from the wreckage, the driver of the train that derailed in northwest Spain on Wednesday, killing 78, told his rescuers "I have fucked it up. I want to die." » 7/26/13 9:35am 7/26/13 9:35am

Moving platforms let you get on high-speed train while it's still moving

Imagine boarding a tram in Manhattan, which then leaves the city to connect with a high-speed train. You leave the tram for the train, and next thing you know you're in downtown San Francisco...all without ever stopping at a station. » 12/01/11 3:30pm 12/01/11 3:30pm

Woman Uses NYC Subway Train as Shower

By now you probably realize that the New York City subway is full of all sorts of colorful characters, from crazy naked racists to manic shoe-lickers to spaghetti-hurling ladies. Tonight we can add this half-naked woman—who took over a Bronx-bound 2 train on Saturday to wash herself—to the growing list. The slightly… » 7/05/11 9:30am 7/05/11 9:30am

Decapitated Train Rider Only Wanted a Smoke

I should point out here that smoking on the London Underground is illegal, but a more suitable punishment than decapitation would've been a fine or short jail sentence. Thinking he could get away with a crafty fag on the small joining between carriages, the 52-year-old slipped and fell onto the train tracks, and was… » 7/04/11 2:00pm 7/04/11 2:00pm

Train hits police cruiser during chase, suspect gets away

It's the act-two follow-up to that Turkish guy who saved a town from a fireball. A police chase in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ended when a police cruiser was hit by an oncoming train. » 3/16/11 4:00pm 3/16/11 4:00pm

Ghost Hunter Chasing "Ghost Train" Killed By Real One

A 29-year-old amateur ghost hunter chasing a ghost train was killed by a real train near Statesville, North Carolina. It was in the same spot exactly 119 years after the fatal accident he was hoping would produce the ghoulish locomotive. » 8/27/10 5:30pm 8/27/10 5:30pm

Cartoonist Peter Bagge Explains How, Why Amtrak Sucks

After checking out our Ten Worst Train Stations post, I recalled Hate Comics creator and brilliant libertarian ranter Peter Bagge's insightful comic entitled "Amtrak Sucks." » 7/04/09 4:30pm 7/04/09 4:30pm

Shanghai Maglev Train: Faster Than A Bugatti Veyron

This video, taken on a trip to Shanghai, China, features the 268 MPH Maglev Train with comparisons to the top speeds of the world’s fastest production cars. » 12/14/08 12:45pm 12/14/08 12:45pm

Rocket Sled Breaks World Speed Record At Air Force Test Track

A military rocket train was propelled down a track at nearly nine times the speed of sound yesterday, thereby reaching a world land speed record for rail (though Guinness wasn't invited). The previous record was held by another rocket sled at about mach 8.5. Approximately three miles of the test was inside an inflated… » 2/01/08 12:15pm 2/01/08 12:15pm

Bloomberg's Subways and Suburbans

NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking flak for making part of his much-ballyhooed subway ride to work in a chauffeured Suburban. His people pick him at home and drive him twenty blocks down to 59th Street, where he picks up an express train to City hall. Still, compared to Antonio Villaraigosa's trouble of late or our… » 8/02/07 5:45pm 8/02/07 5:45pm

James May On Model Railroading

After watching the righteous F-Word clip the Loverman posted yesterday, El Jalop de Pedro's girlfriend commented, "He's got bad hair but I just really related to his energy. There's something righteous to me about finding someone else who is so unashamed of doing things at a slackened pace. 4 hours to make a fish… » 6/06/07 3:15pm 6/06/07 3:15pm

Cars Get Train'd in New Hampshire

This reminds us of that one episode of CSI where the girl got rear-ended by the guy in the big Ford truck in a bout of road rage and was pushed onto the train tracks, her Cherokee smashed to smithereens by a locomotive. Thankfully, this incident seems to be an accident rather than an act of malice, and everyone made… » 12/06/05 3:21pm 12/06/05 3:21pm

Chicago Metra Debacle Update

We reported last week on the Chicagoland commuter train that whacked a dozen cars at a crossing. Initial reports said that the gates hadn't closed, but this apparently doesn't seem to be the case. Apparently, the cars struck by the train were caught in traffic from the time the signals go off, drivers have 54 seconds… » 11/28/05 6:24pm 11/28/05 6:24pm

Commuter Train Smacks Down 12 Cars in Chicago, Doesn't Derail

Wow. Now and then we hear about a train taking out a car crossing the tracks, usually as a result of the driver's stupidity, but this one is a doozy. A Metra commuter train, en route from Chicago to Antioch, IL, took out a dozen vehicles this afternoon when the crossing gates failed to close. Many of the cars were… » 11/23/05 7:13pm 11/23/05 7:13pm