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'Poop Train' Full Of Human Waste Made Life In An Alabama Town A Living Hell [Updated] 'Poop Train' Full Of Human Waste Made Life In An Alabama Town A Living Hell [Updated]

The problem of what to do with waste from New York City is just a little too real for the residents of Parrish, Alabama. A train full of human waste from NYC—dubbed the “poop train” by the Associated Press—has become stranded outside their town, blanketing the area with the rancid smell of sewage. [Update: The train…

Person On Scooter Challenges Train Crossing, Loses

What goes through your head before you try to drive through a train crossing barrier on your scooter? A barrier designed to be easily visible, and more notably, to stop anything from blocking or hitting the oncoming train. Anyway, this person tried and failed horribly.

Amtrak Train Hits Freight Train In South Carolina, Killing Two And Injuring 70 (Updated) Amtrak Train Hits Freight Train In South Carolina, Killing Two And Injuring 70 (Updated)

An Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train on Sunday in South Carolina, killing two and injuring at least 70 more, according to news reports. The collision occurred at around 2:45 a.m. local time, and the Amtrak was traveling southbound from New York to Miami. This is the company’s third lethal…

Australians Fall In Love With 17-Hour Live Train Video  Australians Fall In Love With 17-Hour Live Train Video 

Billing the project as an experiment in ‘slow TV’, Australia’s SBS television network ran The Ghan: Australia’s Greatest Train Journey for 17 hours straight last Sunday. While some described the programming as ‘like watching paint dry’, other fanatics couldn’t put down the remote. A 3-hour highlights package of the…

Twitter Fools Wonder If Amtrak Train Derailment Was Antifa Sabotage  Twitter Fools Wonder If Amtrak Train Derailment Was Antifa Sabotage 

The internet is great because it speeds up the spread of information like never before. Unfortunately, it also allows for the spread of very bad and stupid information. The latest crock of shit to come across Idiot Twitter is unsubstantiated rumors that Antifa sabotaged an Amtrak passenger train, causing it to derail…

What Causes Amtrak Trains To Derail  What Causes Amtrak Trains To Derail 

The scene Monday along Interstate 5 in Washington was stunning: train cars dangling over the freeway, vehicles underneath crushed to bits, survivors who were given a commemorative lanyard for the ride left screaming and having to kick out windows to escape. A train along Amtrak’s Cascades route, somewhere between the…

Amtrak Train Derailment Onto Highway In Tacoma Leads To Six Dead And Dozens Injured (UPDATED) Amtrak Train Derailment Onto Highway In Tacoma Leads To Six Dead And Dozens Injured (UPDATED)

Amtrak passenger train 501 derailed onto Interstate 5 this morning, according to CNBC. First responders are reportedly treating the incident as a “mass casualty incident,” though there is no official announcement regarding injuries. The derailed train is blocking the southbound lanes of the interstate. Update: At…

Ghoulish French Mayor Makes Posters About A Woman's Murder To Get High-Speed Rail To His City Ghoulish French Mayor Makes Posters About A Woman's Murder To Get High-Speed Rail To His City

I really don’t understand how some people end up in politics. Sometimes you see decisions made that are so idiotic, so destructive, and just so wrong that is makes you wonder how the people behind them could even get elected to clean a toilet. This time, I’m specifically baffled by the mayor of the French city of…

Why Planes, Trains And Automobiles Is The Definitive Thanksgiving Movie Why Planes, Trains And Automobiles Is The Definitive Thanksgiving Movie

John Candy was only 43 when he died of a heart attack in 1994 on the set of a truly terrible movie called Wagons East!. I was young, but I remember his death being met with something like unsurprised shock. Candy had, after all, been quite overweight for years; he also drank and smoked. I can think of many actors,…

Train Blocks Michigan Railroad Crossing For Nine Hours Train Blocks Michigan Railroad Crossing For Nine Hours

Before you jet off to the comment section to remark about how it must be a slow news day around here, I just want to drop this in as a reminder that maybe—just maybe—someone’s had a worse day than you. Commuters in Metro Detroit faced an unexpected detour Monday when a train blocked a railroad crossing for nine hours.…

Watch This Man Save An Elderly Woman From Being Hit By A Train Watch This Man Save An Elderly Woman From Being Hit By A Train

After spotting an elderly woman having a hard time crossing the tracks with an oncoming train, a New Jersey man hops out of his car and pulls her to safety with mere seconds to spare.

A Sunken 106-Year-Old Train At The Bottom Of Lake Superior Is Incredibly Creepy A Sunken 106-Year-Old Train At The Bottom Of Lake Superior Is Incredibly Creepy

On June 9th, 1910, the CPR 694 freight train derailed after hitting a boulder on the track near Mink Harbor, Canada. It fell into Lake Superior and wasn’t seen again. Until now.

Japanese Commuter Trains Are The Absolute Fucking Worst Japanese Commuter Trains Are The Absolute Fucking Worst

In my adolescence, I based many of my conceptualisations of Japan on three sometimes questionable sources: my Japanese language lessons programme, Japanese TV, and, yes, anime/manga. And they were all completely dead-on about how awful commuting by train in Tokyo really is.

Japan's Invisible Train Should Be Running By 2018 Japan's Invisible Train Should Be Running By 2018

Japanese train-travel company Seibu Railway hopes to make a major design leap in time for their 100th anniversary; a new line of fast commuter trains that “blend into the landscape.”

Don't Do What This Guy Did On A Japanese Train

Japanese train doors shut rather quickly, but they usually warn you with a a jingle. That jingle is a lot like a yellow light. It should be understood to mean, “the train is leaving, don’t bother,” but many people instead think of it as “run, run, run! Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze!” This is one of the few times where the…

Why Are Car Taillights Red? Why Are Car Taillights Red?

There’s a lot of things in life we’re so used to, it’s hard to imagine that they’re not just some law of nature, like gravity or running water over the toothpaste on your toothbrush to ‘set’ it. One of these fundamentals is the fact that the rear of cars have red lights on them. But why, exactly, is that? Why red,…

A French Railway Company Ordered Hundreds Of Trains That Are Too Big

French railway operator SNCF has to spend $68 million on widening platforms after mixing up measurements and ordering hundreds, maybe thousands, of new trains that are simply too big for the stations.

How Rail Can Work For, Instead Of Against, Airlines How Rail Can Work For, Instead Of Against, Airlines

In China, the national high-speed rail system is fast, efficient, and transports twice as many daily passengers than the country's domestic airlines — the opposite of what happens here. Chinese airlines are complaining and provide a good lesson for U.S. operators: It's easier to embrace rail than fight it.

This Is How You Tested An NYC Elevated Line Back In 1867 This Is How You Tested An NYC Elevated Line Back In 1867

Charles T. Harvey finished building the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway elevated line up Greenwich Street in 1867. Here's how he tested it out.

This Is What America's High-Speed Rail System Should Look Like This Is What America's High-Speed Rail System Should Look Like

America is a car country. We always have been, and we probably always will be. But as much as we all love driving, we have to recognize that there are some downsides to not having a first-rate rail system like Europe or Japan.

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