It’s happened again: A Japanese train left its station earlier than expected and the company has apologized for the inconvenience it’s caused. Twenty-five seconds earlier, to be exact, which is an utterly unacceptable figure.
There is are extremely few circumstances when you should pull the emergency brake on a train. Like, almost zero. We should get rid of it entirely, and replace it with this thing. An emergency handle just to let the train driver know something’s up.
The problem of what to do with waste from New York City is just a little too real for the residents of Parrish, Alabama. A train full of human waste from NYC—dubbed the “poop train” by the Associated Press—has become stranded outside their town, blanketing the area with the rancid smell of sewage. [Update: The train…
We all have that friend who is into boring stuff like bird watching or stamps. Usually you want to run screaming into traffic when they say “hey let me show you something,” but don’t. They may show you something like what this hardcore train enthusiast managed to film—a guilt-free video of a CSX train ramming into the…
Air Force One is one of the most recognizable and most mysterious planes flying today, specifically designed to securely shepherd the President around the world. Things used to be a lot different 75 years ago when Franklin. D. Roosevelt was riding around on a bulletproof train.
If you’ve ever driven through Arizona between Tucson and Benson, you might have noticed a strange sight: Nearly 300 yellow Union Pacific locomotives are lined up neatly, end-to-end, on the tracks, stretching on as far as the eye can see. They’re not abandoned. They’re just... waiting.
What goes through your head before you try to drive through a train crossing barrier on your scooter? A barrier designed to be easily visible, and more notably, to stop anything from blocking or hitting the oncoming train. Anyway, this person tried and failed horribly.
The New York City subway is inundated with 13 million - 13 MILLION – gallons of water a day. Every day. Every dry day. If it’s raining, it’s full of even more water. And it turns out a big part of that is because our great forefathers before us had absolutely zero clue what they were doing.
The New York City subway, it’s widely acknowledged, is terrible compared to what it used to be. The basics—rails, signals, the system itself—are all fundamentally broken. Nevertheless, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo plows on with massively overdone capital projects. And his shining centerpiece is broken, too.
An Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress to a retreat in West Virginia reportedly struck a dump truck Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
This is not a movie set. This isn’t from some post-apocalyptic new film starring Will Smith. This is a real, honest-to-God high-speed train that’s been abandoned and left to die. And it looks like something out of our dystopian future.
Billing the project as an experiment in ‘slow TV’, Australia’s SBS television network ran The Ghan: Australia’s Greatest Train Journey for 17 hours straight last Sunday. While some described the programming as ‘like watching paint dry’, other fanatics couldn’t put down the remote. A 3-hour highlights package of the…
The New York City subway is bad. We all know this. But this is how bad it got today:
This will certainly blow the minds of American mass transit riders. On Tuesday, a train on the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company’s Tsukuba Express line in the Tokyo-area, left a station 20 seconds earlier than it’s supposed to, according to JapanToday.com. So Tsukuba Express management issued an apology. No,…
Please be aware of the minimum distance of clearance needed when parking a vehicle near unguarded, active train tracks. The preferred distance for which to park is [as far away as possible].
Before you jet off to the comment section to remark about how it must be a slow news day around here, I just want to drop this in as a reminder that maybe—just maybe—someone’s had a worse day than you. Commuters in Metro Detroit faced an unexpected detour Monday when a train blocked a railroad crossing for nine hours.…
This is the stuff of movies. Literally. Except the car didn’t explode. Thank god for that!
Federal investigators have determined that engineers of two commuter trains that crashed in the New York City-area were suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea at the time of the incidents, according to reports released Thursday. The engineers have no memory of the crashes, the reports showed.
When I was living in Detroit, there was an intense debate over where to place the tracks of a new streetcar on Woodward Avenue in the city’s downtown. Running them along the curb of the road presents more of a risk to bicyclists, one line of thinking went. It’s not fun traveling over rail, and a new study—and…
Commuters on a new high-speed rail line in France got to race a Dassault Rafale fighter jet, which is pretty cool. I would like to snark how American it is of them, but America doesn’t really do high-speed rail.