In Cambodia there is a bamboo train built on the french tracks in a region called Battambang. It goes crazy fast, its crazy rickety, its held together by momentum and weight, and its just plain crazy.
On the Sept. 27, 2012 episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, the late-night host and rocker Neil Young talk about their shared love of Lionel trains.
Mik & Steph, Canadian rednecks.
When traveling from Central America to the United States through Mexico, immigrants are forced to battle drug cartels, corrupt police officers, and human traffickers, all before they even come close to the US border.
People tend to assume that the immigrants crossing the US--Mexico border are all Mexican. The reality is that a large percentage of them come from Central America, and their journey north is grueling. To get to the US, they first have to pass through Mexico, an ordeal that often ends up being even more difficult than getting into the United States. Most migrants cross into Mexico on rafts, via the Suchiate River. After that, they need to protect themselves from corrupt Mexican police, drug cartels like the infamous Zetas, and even fellow migrants. They often travel by foot and by pubic transit, but many of them ride on top of "the Beast," the freight trains that travel from the south to the north of Mexico.
While the majority of the migrants are young men, a small percentage of them are women who endure hardships like the possibility of being raped by basically anyone they come across. Some of them are forced to stay in the border state of Chiapas and work as prostitutes because they are too weak to keep going, need to save some money to continue their journey, or, if they decide to stay , so they can travel back and forth between Mexico and their home countries to visit their kids[NJ1] .
In this episode of Fringes, we followed Yoana, a young girl from Guatemala who has been living in the small town of Huixtla, Chiapas, working as a prostitute to make money to help her two sons. We tagged along with a special unit from the state government that is in charge of protecting migrants as they travel through Chiapas. We then hopped on board the Beast with more than 400 other migrants traveling from Arriaga to Ixtepec, Oaxaca, to try to understand the hardships they go through and why they leave their homes in the first place.
Rail thermite welding in Storfors, Sweden.
Awesome compilation of over 250 different viral videos in just over 5 minutes.
Music: Wolfgang Gartner - Love & War
Shallow rapid landslide derails a freight train near Everett, Washington. Skip to 1.00
Psychologist Kevin Dutton presents the classic psychological test known as "the trolley problem" with a variation. Take the test and measure you response on the psychopathic spectrum.
Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler & Elizabeth Rodd
Thomas and his fellow Tank Engines prove that steam transportation is not as obsolete as we assumed.
A railway is threatened by mysterious wrecks, which turn out to be caused by criminals using a unique deception. The truth turns out to be far worse...
Kevin Dale of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society in Australia gives an overview on how a steam locomotive actually works.
Animated short about a girl and a fox by Jacob Wyatt.
Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32
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In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revolutionary of modern revolutions, the Industrial Revolution. While very few leaders were beheaded in the course of this one, it changed the lives of more people more dramatically than any of the political revolutions we've discussed. So, why did the Industrial Revolution happen around 1750 in the United Kingdom? Coal. Easily accessible coal, it turns out. All this, plus you'll finally learn the difference between James Watt and Thomas Newcomen, and will never again be caught telling people that your blender has a 900 Newcomen motor.
A physics-based bridge construction game. Build railway bridges and unlock new trains.
First test of The Hornster - a custom bike fitted with a Nathan Airchime KH3A. We are not running the horn at full pressure and feathering the air valve. Full power demonstration will be posted here later this week...contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org