London based photographer Tarik Ahmet recently spent twenty-four hours travelling about the English capital on the Tube, or the underground mass transit system. The first photos of the series were taken at Balham station, a suburb in the south of London where I used to live.
Thursday, 12 January, 2017
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Thursday, 4 February, 2016
Thursday, 21 January, 2016
Timelapse footage of the rush hour commute on New York City’s 7 line train, as it travels from Chelsea in Manhattan, to Flushing in Queens.
No doubt about it, the best seat on the train is the driver’s.
Wednesday, 26 August, 2015
Quite the feat of small scale engineering here, a spiralling track loop for a model train, that precisely accommodates every locomotive and carriage running on it… so where does the train begin, and where does it end?
Monday, 8 December, 2014
This looks like fun, and just in time for the upcoming holidays… a simple, very simple, electric… mock train set up. An underground train, such as London’s tube, perhaps?
Tuesday, 7 October, 2014
A Soviet era turbo train, powered by aircraft-like engines, was designed to reach speeds of 360 kilometres per hour (about 220 miles per hour). It managed to reach 250 kilometres per hour during tests, but was never used commercially on account of its high fuel consumption.
That’s too bad really… travelling by a train with an aircraft engine would have almost felt like flying, and without the hassle of having to board a flight.
Thursday, 5 September, 2013
High speed footage, recorded over a sixty year period, of the train journey from London’s Victoria station to Brighton on the south coast, that takes less than four minutes… what a way to travel to Brighton.
Blink, and you’ll miss Clapham Junction, on the way out there.
Monday, 3 June, 2013
Here’s a diversion with a difference, if you have a few, maybe many, spare hours that is… a collection of video clips of trains journeys from across the globe.
Some run for almost ten hours, but this trip, of the train that runs between the Swiss towns of Vevey and Puidoux-Chexbres, clocking in at about eleven minutes, will give you a taste of what to expect. Go full screen for best results.
Thursday, 4 April, 2013
Arizona born photographer, turned train-hopper, Mike Brodie has spent much of the last ten years travelling across the US aboard freight trains, and has, needless to say, amassed a fair few photos in the process.
Train-hopping might look relatively carefree, but it would be far from an easy life as this selection of photos shows (one or two images NSFW).