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Terrifying documentary on the fire bombs roaming America’s railroads

Boom is a terrifying documentary on a problem that you may not be aware of: America has been invaded by hundred of thousands of moving fire bombs—freight trains with old, cheap tanker cars designed to transport corn oil filled with dangerous flammable oil. Logically, accidents are happening, people are dying, and oil is spilling. Read [...]

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The World’s Ugliest Christmas Sweater Includes a Working Toy Train Set

Try as you might this holiday season to find the ugliest Christmas sweater imaginable , you’re not going to be able to top YouTube’s bd594′s creation this year. It’s got an ugly argyle pattern, a tacky Christmas tree, blinking lights, and the pièce de résistance?: a working toy train circling the gaudy creation. Read more… [...]

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Japan’s 311MPH Train

Citizens rode Japan’s upcoming magnetic levitation trains in a public test run. The train went up to 311mph (500kph), over 100mph faster than the famous Shinkansen or bullet train line. Original video here. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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The Ultimate BBQ Smoker

Redditor DrewCIL’s dad took three years to hand build this amazing barbeque smoker which not only looks like a steam train engine, it uses its vented steam to blow its whistle. He must have to placate his neighbors with free chicken. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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A Tour of the Futuristic Roof on California’s High-Speed Rail Station

As the landmark signifying an entirely new way to travel throughout the state, California’s first high-speed rail station needs to look firmly towards the future. Thanks to a material called ETFE that turns its roof into a giant plastic balloon, this Anaheim station showcases groundbreaking design and engineering as part of its progressive transit mission. [...]

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GoPro Under a Train

We’ve seen through the point of view of a model train. Now let’s check out what it’s like to be under a real train going at 75mph, courtesy of YouTuber BNSFME and his GoPro camera. Skip to 0:50 if you can’t stand the anticipation. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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