Those wooden railroad ties underneath the metal railroad tracks? Absolutely solid hunks of wood perfect for reclaimed furniture. Here’s one being transformed into a stable wooden bench that can fit a whole lot of adults. The build is pretty simple too, all you need is a saw, a drill, and a chisel to pull it off.
Singapore, like almost every other industrialized country, is home to railroads that once formed the bedrock of its modern economy. Nowadays? Not so much.
Not content with building massive new dams, railroads, and cities inside its own borders, China is backing hugely ambitious infrastructure projects all over the world. Its latest is a 3,000-mile long railway that will cut through vast swathes of the Amazon rainforest.
I'll admit it: I ducked. The combination of the zipping sounds with the light shining in and out twisted my senses all out of whack. I felt the speed of the train even though I was sitting on my chair and I just wanted the video to end because I couldn't handle watching it any more.
Oh my. This is beyond scary. A mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed near a small town in North Dakota and sent explosions, flames and dark black smoke into the sky. Luckily (and almost unbelievably), no one was hurt in the accident that looked a lot more like a nuke exploding than a train derailment. Thank god.
You could be standing right on top of the United States' biggest public transportation infrastructure project ever and not have the slightest clue—because its cavernous tunnels are being carved out a full 160 feet below ground.
The Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus, when completed (sometime in 2015), will be the world's largest underground high-speed rail station, occupying a whopping 4,628,481sq/ft! Its surreal modern design is the work of international architectural studio Aedas, who with it demonstrate the interconnectedness of…
Over a hundred years before the Channel Tunnel opened, providing an undersea railway link between France and the UK, a Victorian engineer dreamed up a daring plan to build a tunnel linking Scotland and Ireland. Those plans were forgotten...until now.
Magazines: check. Bread: check. $35 Whole Foods sandwich: check. Creepy guy in line: check. Seems like everything's got a bar code on it these days. But did you ever stop to wonder where those ubiquitous stripes came from?
Mayhem, that's what will always happen if you build a railroad or any other structure in the middle of a water stream without the proper support. This video, taken in Stackpool, Ontario, it's a good demonstration of that simple principle.
Remember The Jetsons? How they all traveled by pneumatic tube, sucked from one place to another? These plans, concepts, and photographs show we've been dreaming about that idea for a long time.