When you spend twenty-fours riding the London Underground

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

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.

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The symmetry of railway station platforms, by Zsolt Hlinka

Tuesday, 17 May, 2016

Photo by Zsolt Hlinka

Station is an alluring collection of photos by Budapest based photographer Zsolt Hlinka, that draws attention to the symmetry of railway station platforms.

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Photos of Bangkok Train Station with a film noir mood

Thursday, 4 February, 2016

Photo by Rammy Narula

Thai photographer Rammy Narula has spent four years taking photos at Bangkok Train Station, or Hua Lamphong, and has included some of the images in a collection titled Platform 10.

Via Wired.

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Rushed footage of the rush hour train from Manhattan to Queens

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.

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A train that runs on an infinite loop?

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?

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Building your very own train or tube line

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?

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A jet engine powered train… is that a fast train or what?

Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Soviet Turbojet Train

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.

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Last train for Brighton, just leaving now

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.

Although the journey has been filmed three times since 1953, in 1983, and then 2013, unless you have a super keen eye for detail, you’ll only discern fairly minor changes along the route.

Blink, and you’ll miss Clapham Junction, on the way out there.

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Why travel by train when you can watch a video of the trip instead?

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.

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When you’re train-hopping the journey becomes the destination

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).

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