Tag: trains

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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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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