Tag: trains

Nov 30, 2014

How To Make the World’s Simplest Electric Train

How To Make the World’s Simplest Electric Train

All you need is some copper wire, a few magnets a battery and voila! A simple electric train you can make at home. However the best part of this video doesn’t happen until the very end… Best URL ever! Alternatively, you can subscribe to “AmazingScience 君” here.

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Nov 18, 2014

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

The Moscow Metro Has Some Beautiful Stations

As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km (202.2 mi). Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 74 metres (243 ft)…

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Nov 13, 2014

Guy Builds Epic Backyard BBQ Steam Engine Smoker

Guy Builds Epic Backyard BBQ Steam Engine Smoker

Steve, a retired iron worker from Illinois, built this awesome backyard BBQ steam engine smoker over the course of three years. According to his son, “the fire box is from an old farm house wood stove and the wheel rims are from cut up fence posts. He built the water tank and whistles himself…

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Oct 7, 2014

Amateur Footage Shows Train Crashing Into 18-Wheeler Stuck on Tracks

Amateur Footage Shows Train Crashing Into 18-Wheeler Stuck on Tracks

An 18-wheeler transport truck became hung on the tracks as it attempted to cross in downtown Mer Rouge, Louisiana right as a passing train was barreling through. The collision was caught on film by a husband and wife who were stopped at the train crossing. The accident occurred on 5 October 2014. According to…

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Sep 29, 2014

What It’s Like to Have a Train Pass Overhead at 75 Mph

What It’s Like to Have a Train Pass Overhead at 75 Mph

A perfectly placed GoPro (it barely moves!) captures what it’s like to have a train pass directly overhead at 75 mph (120 km/h). Hint: It’s pretty terrifying. If you’re feeling impatient you can skip to the 0:56 mark :)

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Sep 16, 2014

Guy Hops Off Train, Sprints to the Next Stop and Gets On Again

Guy Hops Off Train, Sprints to the Next Stop and Gets On Again

Watch this guy race a train on the London Tube from Mansion House to Cannon Street. Astute viewers will note that the train did beat the runner since it had already arrived at the next station before he made it onto the platform. However, judging from the GoPro footage there was plenty of opportunity…

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Aug 25, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Snowplow for Train Tracks

Picture of the Day: A Snowplow for Train Tracks

Photograph by Freekee on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is a rotary snowplow which is used for clearing train tracks after heavy snowfalls. The machine’s precursor was the wedge snowplow. The one seen above was built in 1899, retired in 1964 and later restored in 1995, getting occasional use on the White Pass and Yukon…

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