December 1, 2011 | Comments Off on Boston MBTA loco repair shop tour

MBTA organized a tour yesterday, of their locomotive repair shop in Somerville.

Matthew in Boston’s flickr photostream below and NoLuckBoston’s photostream captures their facilities from every angle.


[via: Universal Hub]

November 22, 2011 | Comments Off on Railview: Google visits Rhaetian Railway

Google’s Street view team together with the Rhaetian Railway has collected images from one of the world’s most scenic railway routes—the Albula-Bernina line in Switzerland—that will soon be live on Google Maps.

November 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Trains in the Thailand floods

Submerged tracks and moving trains in the Thailand floods

Picture Credit : SKY Report CH3 on Facebook

Picture Credit : SKY Report CH3 on Facebook

Picture Credit : Railpictures.Net

Picture Credit : Totallycoolpix

November 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Swiss Railways continue to expand their network

The rest of the world moves on with railroad projects and high-speed trains while here, we sit and bicker. Kind-a like the tortoise and the hare story.

Note: If the above embed video does not work, try the direct link to the article.

November 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Réseau Ferré de France Modernization

Modernization video for Réseau Ferré de France

More Info at

The “making of” video (in French)

April 13, 2011 | Comments Off on Happy 30th TGV!

TGV is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Year-by-Year timeline cover the entire history of the TGV milestones. As a part of the celebrations, one of the original trains specially refurbished will be touring France for the next two months.

March 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Schienenzeppelin: A propeller-driven train

The Propeller-driven train that never made it to production had a top speed of 120mph, on par with the streamlined steam locomotives of that era. This Wired post elaborates on the history of the Schienenzeppelin

[via Boing-Boing]

February 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Where old subway cars go to die

Stephen Mallon’s stunning photographs captures the final journey of the NYC subway cars as they are dropped into the Atlantic to create underwater reefs.

His show “Next Stop Atlantic” will open at The Front Room Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 10th.

[via Mefi]

February 7, 2011 | Comments Off on MBTA’s new shiny locomotive

MBTA’s new MP36 locomotive snapped up at South Station. They will be purchasing 20 of these fuel-efficient locomotives from the Utah Transit Authority to replace their older units by 2013.

[via Universal Hub]

January 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Acela: 0, Snow: 1

Casualty of today’s snowstorm. Photo by bijan

[via Universal Hub]

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