This Timeline Is Total Proof That Cars And Trains Are Both 'Automobiles'

The story most people know about the origin of the car is wrong. The real story is, of course, much more complex and muddy, and is inexorably tied to the development of trains. Automobiles — self-propelled machines — really should refer to both trains and cars, and I think I know how the timeline should look. » 7/25/14 3:42pm 7/25/14 3:42pm

The Busiest Railroad In North America Is About To Go On Strike

As someone who did it, I can easily say that commuting every day on the Long Island Rail Road is a particularly hellish experience. But it's about to get a lot worse, because Long Island Rail Road workers are planning to go on strike. Meaning the busiest railroad in North America is going to come to a halt. » 7/15/14 11:28am 7/15/14 11:28am

These Automatically-Reversing Seats On Japanese Trains Are The Best

Everyone! Hey everyone! It's official. As in, I, me, have just declared these automatically-reversing seats on a Japanese train to be the new Best Thing Ever. Why hasn't America, home of achievements like the iPad and the Apollo program and the KFC Double Down, not thought of this??? » 7/14/14 12:43am 7/14/14 12:43am

Daaaaamn! Watch This APC-Carrying Train Absolutely Destroy A Semi

Here's a recipe for some lovely bits of destruction. Take one truck, stall it out on some train tracks. Now take a gigantic freight train, and throw on some Stryker armored personnel carriers for added oomph. Sit back, whip out your phone for posterity purposes, and wait. It's ridiculous. » 5/26/14 1:10pm 5/26/14 1:10pm