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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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This Aluminum Car Was Built To Run On Abandoned Railways

Nearly 5,000 miles of abandoned railways criss-cross the the landscape in Mexico and Ecuador, left dormant for decades after privatization of the national system suspended passenger service in 1995. Two Guadalajara-born artists wanted to travel the paths of these "modern ruins," so together they designed what just might be the coolest hybrid of all time. [...]

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