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STAR WARS Parody "All About That Base: No Rebels"

Artist Adds Even More Geeky Pop Culture Characters and Objects to Old Thrift Store Paintings

Rochester, New York artist Dave Pollot, whose custom work we have written about in the past, has recently added even more geeky pop culture …

BNSF tests high-adhesion locomotive

The six-axle locomotive has been equipped by NRE with a remanufactured 2460kW 645E3-AR10-D78s extended DB propulsion platform and NRE's NForce …

Trains

Riding the Sunset Limited

Recently my wife and I rode Amtrak's Sunset Limited from Los Angeles to New Orleans. We were heading out for a two-week vacation tour of Louisiana and were in no hurry to reach our destination. We wanted to avoid the stress and aggravation of air travel, view the American Southwest rolling by our …

Weekly Photo Fun - November 7th to November 13th | Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

It is Friday afternoon so I will start the weekly photo fun.<p>It is September, 1968 at South Junction on the CPR Adirondack Subdivision in Montreal. …

The Soviet-Era Railways Run by Children

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook and Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>Gyermekvasút, a …

The Soviet Lightning Machine Abandoned in a Russian Forest

<i>photograph from esosedi.ru, via rt.com</i><p>What is this curious concoction of towering tubes? Seemingly abandoned in a forest near Moscow, the electrical …

Russia

Divers recover body of conductor in Quebec train derailment

Quebec provincial police say a dive team has found the body of the conductor of a freight train whose lead locomotive plunged into a river.<p>Spokesman Ronald McInnis says divers found the body Saturday morning inside the train's engine room.<p>Iron Ore Company of Canada, which owns the train, identified …

Slightly Disturbing Photos of Teddy Bears Turned Inside-Out

Brooklyn-based photographer Kent Rogowski recently turned the nightmares of many a child into a reality when he decided to create a somewhat …

A questionable leak and 'unbearable' stench force Virgin Australia plane landing

Passengers on a Virgin Australia flight from Los Angeles to Sydney were understandably annoyed when their flight had to turn back to its starting point, but the reason for the rerouting has been subject to some contention.<p>The Sydney Morning Herald states that some passengers complained that “human …

Aug(De)Mented Reality 2: Stop Motion Animation Merged with Hand-Illustrated Cels Held in Front of an iPhone | Colossal

<p>Animator Marty Cooper just released a sequel to his wildly popular Aug(De)Mented Reality video that blends stop motion with hand-illustrated cels …

Egypt Lost A Whole Train For 8 Years, But Will Now ‘Rescue’ It

Trains are one of the largest lateral vehicles that are in existence today. These exceptionally long mechanically beasts lumber steadfastly on a set …

Photographer Captures Her Daughter’s Connection to the Sea in Graceful Underwater Portraits

Bahamas-based underwater photographer Elena Kalis and her daughter Sacha Kalis have a deep connection with the water. Elena has been an underwater …

Engagement Photographer Hides in Small Trashcan to Get the Perfect Candid Shot

If you want to get a great candid engagement shot, you have to be good at hiding. But how far would you go to get a great angle of a private …

Spectacles for horses, bicycle railways and a steam powered-man: The wacky Victorian inventions that really should have stayed on the drawing board

• <b>Caroline Rochford uncovered the illustrations in rare magazine collection</b>• <b><br>Remarkable black-and-white images have been compiled into a book</b>• <b><br>Hand-grenade</b> …

This photo shows how Polish used Mig-15 combat planes to de-ice railroad tracks in the 1960s

A snapshot from the Cold War: Polish used Mig-15s to clear snow off railroad tracks 50 years ago.<p>In the 1960s, PKP, the Polish State Railways, used …

The New View From Above

Aerial photographers flock to the photo-sharing platform Dronestagram<p><i>Not long ago the best views one could get were from mountain summits or the tops</i> …

This Ambulance Drone Can Fly Into Trouble With First Aid

A Dutch engineer has created a flying defibrillator for emergency situations. The drone, called the Ambulance Drone, would be stationed at various points in the city. In an emergency, people on the scene can call it in and it arrives a few seconds later. The built-in defibrillator unit can be used …

The NYPD Is Concerned The Next Terrorist Attack Could Be Carried Out By Gun-Toting Consumer Drones

The police force says it’s hard to tell if a drone is friend or foe.<p>The New York Police Department is concerned the next terrorist attack could possibly be carried out by consumer drones armed with guns, explosives, or chemical weapons.<p>Speaking to <i>CBS This Morning</i> on Wednesday, NYPD deputy chief …

Drones

Massive drill bit nearly skewers New Yorkers in packed subway car

We're adding this one to our list of the many ways New York City is trying to kill us.<p>A massive drill nearly tore through a packed F train on …

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

<i>The seven wonders of classical antiquity were architectural marvels, triumphs of human ego and raw power. The great achievements of today, however,</i> …

Martin Van Buren

The weird afterlife of the world's subterranean 'ghost stations'

With plans afoot to transform disused London tube stations into tourist attractions, Drew Reed digs into how they get abandoned in the first place … and what could become of them in the future<p>Underground London: abandoned tube stations and tunnels – in pictures The Petite Ceinture: the battle over …

Victorian railway infrastructure discovered by archaeologists near London tube station

Items from Brunel's 19th century Great Western railway have been excavated by archaeologists at a site in London<p>Artefacts from a Victorian-era …

Trains

SpaceShipTwo Flew on Untested Rocket

Richard Branson’s plane meant to carry tourists into space never tested a new engine using new fuel before it flew—and exploded—over California on …

Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes in desert, killing 1

Virgin Galactic's experimental commercial spaceflight vehicle crashed after experiencing an "in-flight anomaly" during a test flight on Friday. One …

Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi

Two dozen people suffered minor injuries when a Chicago-bound Amtrak passenger train collided with a semitrailer at a crossing about 30 miles north of Lafayette, Ind., officials said.<p>The Hoosier State train was traveling from Indianapolis with 56 passengers and three crew members when it hit the …

Trains

Why Metra needs a fare hike

Metra recently announced a long-range plan to upgrade our locomotives and cars and pay for the Positive Train Control safety system, a plan that relies in part on issuing $400 million in bonds that will be covered by higher fares over the next decade. At the same time, we shared that our operating …