Neatorama Posts Tagged "railroads"
Huge Model Train Moves in an Endless Spiral Loop...

It's hypnotic. Just start watching and feel at one with the train and the universe.James Risner hooked up this HO scale train with 141 cars and 9 locomotives. They move beautifully and endlessly along the track. It's mes...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/13/Huge-Model-Train-Moves-in-an-Endless-Spiral-Loop/
How to Keep Train Tracks Free of Ice: Set Them on Fire...

Patrick Cashin of New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority snapped this photo east of the Jamaica Station. A track switch is the last place where you'd want to get ice on a railway. To prevent that from happ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/08/How-to-Keep-Train-Tracks-Free-of-Ice-Set-Them-on-Fire/
This Goofy Railroad Design from 1894 Used Wind to Move...

In their 1894 book The Coming Railroad, George Nat...  ...nt. In order to increase the carrying capacity of railroads to keep up with the demands of a growing populati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/08/The-Chase-Kirchner-Aerodromic-Railroad/
8 Wheeled, Double-Front Railroad Car...

Depending on the source, this is a pair of either 1947 or 1953 Chrysler Imperials joined together end to end. Allegedly, it was used to transport workers on a narrow-gauge railroad that stretched for 25 miles between a g...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/09/8-Wheeled-Double-Front-Railroad-Car/
The Boxcar Library: A Bookmobile for a Logging Camp...

(Photo: Kurt Wilson/The Missoulan)It was 1917. Miss Ruth Worden, a librarian at the Missoula Public Library in Missoula, Montana, wanted to bring a world of knowledge and literature to lumberjacks at logging camps in her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/23/The-Boxcar-Library/
Upcycled Whiskey Barrel Train...

What do you do when your kids have finished their barrel of whiskey? When mine do, I'll follow the example of Dominic McAlwane. His toy train is made entirely of reclaimed wood, including a barrel of stotch that has sadl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/14/Upcycled-Whiskey-Barrel-Train/
This Is a Snow Removal Train...

How does New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority clear its train tracks? Twelve-year olds with shovels just aren't as efficient as the MTA's specialized snow removal locomotives:Over the summer, the railroad's thr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/12/This-Is-a-Snow-Removal-Train/
When Railroad Engineers Drag Race, Everyone Loses...

The caption for this photo in William Middleton's The Interurban Era reads:Two Fonda, Johnstown, & Gloversville cars suffered embarrassment after unsuccessfully contesting track space in the Gloversville (N.Y.) yard....

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/25/When-Railroad-Engineers-Drag-Race-Everyone-Loses/
Tiny Electric Train Fits Inside a Cheese Box...

Yes, that's really a quarter in the upper right corner! Mario Marchese, maker of the train set inside a record player case, emailed me about his latest project. This train set, the second smallest in the world, is pulled...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/09/Tiny-Electric-Train-Fits-Inside-a-Cheese-Box/
Train Set in a Suitcase...

Mario Marchese's beautiful N-scale train set is built inside an old record player case. The arduino-controlled display includes lights, a whisle and a bridge that lifts up. You can view more pictures at the link.Link and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/26/Train-Set-in-a-Suitcase/




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