April 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Dutch Railway Advert

This advertisement for Dutch Railway at the back of the bus might cause a few fender-benders if you try to read the whole thing and forget to drive. I guess the ad might be saying you are better off reading in a train and moving than sitting in traffic and reading. I have mixed feeling about the effectiveness of this ad.

March 26, 2010 | Comments Off on Thalys Advertisement

A Thalys ad extolling it’s faster speed.

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 26, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Movie: Snowdrift at Bleath Gill

This 1955 classic film follows the actions of railway workers who are sent to rescue a snowbound train.

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]

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.

January 8, 2010 | Comments Off on Friday Fun: Safe Roads by Chevrolet

A 1935 automobile safety film called Safe Roads produced by Chevrolet. In this ad, driving a car is compared to operating a locomotive using clips of the giants of the steam-era.

December 18, 2009 | Comments Off on Friday Movie: Bekonscot Garden Railway

Its warming to look at a garden railway on a bitter cold day here in Boston.

The layout is Bekonscot’s Garden Railway. More info and pictures can be viewed at their site.

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.

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