All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘trains’

Texting Woman Walks Into a Train, Only Suffers Broken Arm

We all know texting and driving is stupid and dangerous, but little by little we’re all learning the perils of texting and walking. A Lakeland, Florida woman is in the hospital after she was too distracted by her device to see (or hear!?) an oncoming train. “The investigation revealed that Miller was walking north bound with her head down looking …

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Train Derailment Injures Dozens in Arkansas

Disaster struck on Thursday as a freight train collided with a passenger train in Washington County, Arkansas. The accident has left dozens injured and has prompted an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). According to a report from Little Rock NBC affiliate KARK, five people were critically injured in the crash and at least 20 more were injured …

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Train Derailment: Why Didn’t Pan Am Warn Public?

When a train carrying toxic materials experiences a derailment near a population, it’s generally safe to assume that the railway company responsible for the train will notify local officials immediately. This is what Jodi Ross assumed, however she was wrong. The Westford, Mass. town manager is now speaking out about the recent derailment near her town and the failure of …

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Train Derailment Results in Town Evacuation

On Monday, a mile outside of Casselton, North Dakota, two trains collided around 2 p.m. CST, according to local time. One westbound 112-car train transporting soybeans derailed after being hit by an eastbound 106-car train containing crude oil where both were operated by BNSF Railway Co, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The safety of allowing the transport of …

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BART Fatality Was Only 16 Years Old

A recent tragedy occurred at the El Cerrito Del Norte station that claimed the life of an El Cerrito High School student. Sixteen-year-old Fausto Delgado died on Tuesday after being hit by a train at 5:15 in the morning. The California station closed immediately and utilized the services of a bus until reopening later in the morning. The circumstances surrounding …

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Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” Campaign Is Rather Brilliant

Trains are dangerous things. And if you’re not careful around them, you could end up dying in the dumbest way possible. That’s the message behind a new viral ad campaign for Melbourne, Australia’s Metro Trains. They’ve tapped a local artist to record a catchy little tune and set it too the cutest little death animations you’l ever see. The result …

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Move Over Planes, Trains Are Making A Comeback

I am absolutely terrified of planes. The idea of being hurtled through the air at hundreds of miles per hour in a giant steel coffin does not sit well with me. That’s why I’m all for trains making a comeback and it looks like they are. The Web Urbanist reports that the U.S. and Russia just inked a deal that …

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Technology In Traveling: From Trains To Tweets [Infographic]

We all love traveling. There’s something about getting out and seeing the world that reinvigorates us. While traveling is a great stress reliever, setting up a holiday can be a pain. While there has been countless innovations in transportation, there has been an equal amount of innovation in how we plan our travels. Today’s infograpic from Teletext Holidays goes over …

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Google Street View: The Swiss Alps Via Train

This past week has really been a no-car moment for Google Maps and Street View. First they ditched the Street View car and fixed their trike to a dinghy in order to canvas the Amazon, then they hit the pavement for a walking view of different sites across Japan to capture the bloom of sakura season, and now they’ve rolled …

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