Posts tagged ‘trains’

January 12, 2019

Railway workers rescue goat buried by snow plow locomotive

by allthoughtswork

Austria is up to its tits in the white stuff right now. Good for skiers, bad for ruminants.

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March 14, 2018

Wanna travel but don’t feel like putting on pants?

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December 18, 2017

Off the rails

by allthoughtswork

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A Seattle-to-Portland commuter train derailed during rush hour this morning, sailing off a bridge and mashing itself into the highway traffic below. It was the inaugural run of a new high speed route that officials were warning only weeks ago would end in tragedy.

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October 18, 2017

Wind Power Propulsion

by duncanr

in January – a year ahead of schedule – the dutch abandoned the use of fossil fuel to power the country’s trains, choosing to run them using wind energy instead

click link to watch video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI0xR0hKuIk

August 17, 2011

Light at the End of the Tunnel

by duncanr

Chiltern Railways plans to create a second Oxford to London Rail link, via Bicester. The proposed new line would run through a tunnel under the Wolvercote roundabout on the A40.

Problem is, bats use the tunnel as a place to roost and as a shortcut when they’re moving around the countryside.

The solution?

Install a set of traffic lights at the entrance of the tunnels to warn the bats of approaching trains thereby giving them time to evacuate the tunnel before the trains pass through

Source – http://tinyurl.com/3llxjhc

[P.S. I thought bats were ‘blind’ ???]

December 21, 2010

Scots use Giant Condoms

by duncanr

As air, road, and rail transport grinds to a halt across the UK because of the wintry weather, the Scots have come up with a novel way to de-ice frozen trains and keep them moving – giant heated condoms that fit over the trains !!!

[Hhmm, would love to have sat in on the brainstorming session that generated that idea]

Read more here . . . http://tinyurl.com/2cta459