August 6, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Fun: RENFE Pop-up advert

Amazing pop-up advertisement introducing the new fleet of trains for the Spanish National Railway Network(RENFE)

August 6, 2010 | Comments Off on Movie Trailer: Unstoppable

Tony Scott’s upcoming action drama Unstoppable, involving a runaway train is loosely based on two separate incidents in Ohio. Chris Pine and Denzel Washington race against time in a separate locomotive trying to stop a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals. The train shots and the crashes look good in the trailer.

This is another of Denzel Washington’s “train movie”. Perhaps he is a closet railfan?

Unstoppable arrives theaters on November 12th 2010.

[via: Slashfilm]

July 13, 2010 | Comments Off on Murder on the Orient Express


David Suchet as Hercule Poirot in PBS Masterpiece Theater production of Murder on the Orient Express is now available (1hr 24mins) for online viewing until July 15th, 2010

David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special is the followup episode in which we take a trip with him from London, to Calais in northern France to board the Venice Simplon Orient Express for this 2000 mile journey through six countries on the way to Prague. This episode goes more in depth into the history and workings of the current orient express. PBS has the full episode (53 mins) online only until August 8th.

March 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Movie: Between Trains

Between Trains at Zurich main station, Switzerland from Patrick Frauchiger

Zurich Main Station is the largest railway station in Zurich. Extremely central in situation, it accommodates trains from not only all over Switzerland, but other countries in Europe as well, such as Spain and the neighbouring countries France, Italy, Austria and Germany.

The ground floor has 20 tracks (Tracks 3 – 18 and 51 – 54). Tracks 3 – 18 are for trains coming from major areas in Switzerland as well as most, if not all, international trains, such as the EuroCity, Cisalpino, TGV and InterCityExpress. Tracks 51 – 54 are mostly used by regional trains.

February 18, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Fun: Tim Hortons Commercial


[For those who cannot see the above clip: Tim Horton’s Commercial with Trains]

February 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Creating a simple route in Surveyor

This video tutorial shows how easy it really is to create a simple route in Trainz. The latest version, the 2010 Engineer’s Edition is used for this tutorial. The ease of creating routes in Trainz is the biggest plus factor for this virtual simulator.


[Video by n3vgames]

January 29, 2010 | Comments Off on High Speed Desert Trains

A Great video by dashloc of the high speed line between Madrid/Barcelona in Spain.

January 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Movie: Doubleheader Freight

A historic photo charter organized by Lerro Productions and hosted by the Steam Railroading Institute of Owosso, Michigan features the 765 and 1225.

This was exceptionally done complete with period cars and people. It was as if i was magically transported to the 1950’s!

Bonus: Check out the photo shoots done by Lerro Productions.

December 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Friday Movie: Modellbahn Altburg in HO

A well made movie showing a highly detailed german layout of HeinzBesen. For more details/videos about this layout head over to Modellbahn Altburg. Though the site is in German, the photos and the track plans need no translation.

November 13, 2009 | Comments Off on Friday Classic: 1930 Auto-Railer Newsreel

Promotional newreel showing the “Evans Auto-Railer,” an automobile that runs down railroad tracks in Jackson, Michigan

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