Tag: trains

Feb 18, 2016

Cindy Chinn Carves Miniature Trains Out of Carpenter Pencils

Cindy Chinn Carves Miniature Trains Out of Carpenter Pencils

with a steady hand and very sharp knife, Cindy Chinn turns everyday carpenter pencils into works of art

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Jan 13, 2016

Remote Train Station in Japan Remains Open So Student Can Go to School

Remote Train Station in Japan Remains Open So Student Can Go to School

The station will remain open until March when the high school girl is expected to graduate

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Aug 19, 2015

Picture of the Day: Union Station, Chicago 1943

Picture of the Day: Union Station, Chicago 1943

Two officers stand in the waiting room of Chicago’s Union Station as the sun pierces through and spotlights the two. Photo by Jack Delano.

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Apr 6, 2015

This Moving Assembly Line of Machines Installs Railroad Tracks in Real Time

This Moving Assembly Line of Machines Installs Railroad Tracks in Real Time

What a brilliant feat of engineering! Watch this moving assembly line of machines install railroad tracks in real time.

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Jan 15, 2015

Picture of the Day: Steam Locomotives at the Roundhouse in Chicago, 1942

Picture of the Day: Steam Locomotives at the Roundhouse in Chicago, 1942

Photograph by Jack Delano Seen above are steam locomotives of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway in the roundhouse at the Chicago, Illinois rail yards. The photograph was taken in December of 1942 and now resides at the Library of Congress. The Chicago and Northwestern Railway operated more than 5,000 miles (8,000 km) of track…

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Jan 12, 2015

Picture of the Day: Winter at the Wiesen Viaduct

Picture of the Day: Winter at the Wiesen Viaduct

Photograph by Kabelleger / David Gubler (www.bahnbilder.ch) The Wiesen Viaduct is a single track limestone railway viaduct. It spans the Landwasser River southwest of the hamlet of Wiesen, in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. Designed by the then chief engineer of the Rhaetian Railway, Henning Friedrich, it was built between 1906 and 1909 under…

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Jan 9, 2015

Picture of the Day: Meanwhile in Canada

Picture of the Day: Meanwhile in Canada

Photograph by Parks Canada So apparently there’s a little bit of snow in western Canada! This photo was taken in Glacier National Park in the province of British Columbia and shows a train rumbling through snow banks as high as the train itself! Glacier National Park is one of seven national parks in British…

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