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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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Crane Train Fail

A brand new EDI locomotive engine was being unloaded by crane when something went horribly wrong and the strap lifting it broke. If you thought dropping your iPhone was bad, imagine a 137-ton locomotive. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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From Under the Rust

A fascinating reverence comes through for steam locomotives in Julien Lasseur and Rustic’s short film which showcases the zeal for this mode of transport from Cleveland’s Charlie Sedgley and the Midwest Railway Preservation Society. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Shooting Challenge: Trains

You know why it’s about to be Labor Day Weekend? Because in 1894, Grover Cleveland couldn’t stop the Pullman (railroad) Strike. Blood was shed. Morale was down. And Congress rushed legislation to make appease workers everywhere and make Labor Day a national holiday. In gratitude, for this week’s Shooting Challenge, let’s pay homage to the [...]

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The Self-Perpetuating, Globe-Circling, High-Speed Train from Snowpiercer

The entirety of the film Snowpiercer takes place on a train—a very special train that I can’t stop thinking about. The movie itself is great—we’ve followed the film here due to its unique distribution plan to be made available on-demand platforms just weeks after being released in theaters—but to be honest, I was most captivated [...]

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