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Amtrak Tickets Are Buy One Get One Free This Weekend

Amtrak Tickets Are Buy One Get One Free This Weekend

Train travel can be a relaxing, low-stress way to get around the country while also catching some of it out your window during your journey.
Bizarre Vintage Photos Of Steam Engines After A Boiler Explosion From The Late 19th And Early 20th Centuries

Bizarre Vintage Photos Of Steam Engines After A Boiler Explosion From The Late 19th And Early 20th Centuries

There are many causes for boiler explosions such as poor water treatment causing scaling and over heating of the plates,...

How AI helped upscale an antique 1896 film to 4K

When the 50-second silent short film L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat premiered in 1896, some theatergoers reportedly ran for safety at the sight of a projected approaching train, thinking
1896's "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" upscaled and smoothed with AI

1896's "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" upscaled and smoothed with AI

The 1896 film "Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat" was not shot in 4k at 60 frames per second, but it gets there in this remastering using neural networks. The result has some uncanny, distracting
Incredible aerial video of a Bangkok market set up on a railway track

Incredible aerial video of a Bangkok market set up on a railway track

This video of Maeklong Railway Market in Bangkok was shot in time-lapse but it's clear that people have to shake a leg when a train comes chugging through. View this post on Instagram Maeklong
Flight shame is reviving overnight rail travel in Europe

Flight shame is reviving overnight rail travel in Europe

Air travel emits about 10 times more emissions than taking to the rails.
Streamliners: Locomotives And Bullet Trains In The Age Of Speed And Style

Streamliners: Locomotives And Bullet Trains In The Age Of Speed And Style

A streamliner is a vehicle incorporating streamlining in a shape providing reduced air resistance. The term is applied to high-speed...
Train Conductor Uses Masterful Investigative Skills

Train Conductor Uses Masterful Investigative Skills

This train conductor clearly chose the wrong profession. The dude has a knack for investigating. That passenger doesn't even know what hit him.
Animal-Human Hybrids Spotted on New York Subway in Surreal Paintings by Matthew Grabelsky

Animal-Human Hybrids Spotted on New York Subway in Surreal Paintings by Matthew Grabelsky

Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky (previously) is back with a new collection of oil paintings of people with animal heads casually navigating the New York City subway system. The paintings
A Train Carrying Corn Spilled All Over the Track and Made a Golden Road

A Train Carrying Corn Spilled All Over the Track and Made a Golden Road

The perfectly spilled corn stretched over 2,000 ft in Crystal, Minnesota
Elon Musk’s tunnels could fix congestion. But not in the way you’d expect

Elon Musk’s tunnels could fix congestion. But not in the way you’d expect

The future is here already—and we don't even need Teslas to enjoy it.
A decade ago, the US was promised high-speed rail—so where is it?

A decade ago, the US was promised high-speed rail—so where is it?

The Obama stimulus package included $10 billion for high speed trains. Then came the Tea Party.
Operator of World’s Largest High-Speed Rail Network Plans IPO

Operator of World’s Largest High-Speed Rail Network Plans IPO

By offering shares in the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway Co., the Chinese government is clearly looking to counter some hurdles President Trump's trade war has put in place for foreign
U.S. May Have to Accept That True High-Speed Rail Is Out of Reach

U.S. May Have to Accept That True High-Speed Rail Is Out of Reach

The fantasy of true high-speed rail in the U.S. — something faster than the current Acela that would actually attract tourists — is mesmerizing. But this writer has a point: A transit system that
Trains perform Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major"

Trains perform Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major"

Vigilant trainspotters will notice Thomas the Tank Engine sitting in with these real world trains. Delightful editing by Pavel Jirásek using source material from the video below (and elsewhere): (via
Europe’s Sleeper Trains Are Making Comeback in a Big Way

Europe’s Sleeper Trains Are Making Comeback in a Big Way

Siemens is making new trains with carriages that will give sleeper cars their first major redesign in six decades. That’s a good sign of a timely revival for night trains in Europe. -Raini Hamdi
Florida’s New Higher-Speed Rail Has the Highest Death Rate in the U.S.

Florida’s New Higher-Speed Rail Has the Highest Death Rate in the U.S.

It’s not entirely clear why the Brightline has so many more fatalities than other trains, but its higher speeds may be a factor. The rail is hoping to put up signs around the tracks and install new
Good Economy, Consumer Confidence Drive 55 Million Americans' Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Good Economy, Consumer Confidence Drive 55 Million Americans' Thanksgiving Travel Plans

This Thanksgiving will see some 55 million Americans traveling more than 50 miles over the holiday weekend, according to AAA.