Railway

09.18.15
Most US rail operators won't meet deadline for train safety controls
09.18.15

Most US rail operators won't meet deadline for train safety controls

The end-of-year deadline to have positive train control (PTC) in place won't be met by around 70 percent of rail operators.

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04.27.15
Supersonic air keeps train tracks clear when weather sucks
04.27.15

Supersonic air keeps train tracks clear when weather sucks

Unlike forest fires, you personally can't do much to stop trainwrecks. With that in mind, the folk...

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01.04.15
California starts building its high-speed train system
01.04.15

California starts building its high-speed train system

At long last, California's promised high-speed train system is becoming more than just a pipe drea...

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12.09.14
Dutch trains get lasers to zap track debris
12.09.14

Dutch trains get lasers to zap track debris

You might not see leaves as hazards, but train operators would beg to differ -- foliage on the tra...

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12.27.12
China claims world's longest high-speed rail line, takes travelers 1,428 miles in a workday
12.27.12

China claims world's longest high-speed rail line, takes travelers 1,428 miles in a workday

China has a thing for pushing the limits of trains. As of today, that includes distance: the count...

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10.11.12
Indian Railways launches RailRadar, lets you track trains via Google Maps
10.11.12

Indian Railways launches RailRadar, lets you track trains via Google Maps

Indian Railways has just made it a little easier for rail travelers with a new web app called Rail...

By N. Lee,   10.11.12
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12.27.11
Hacker builds allegedly pointless data network out of Lego train set
12.27.11

Hacker builds allegedly pointless data network out of Lego train set

How can we appreciate bullet-quick SSDs and fiber networks without pausing -- at the year's end -...

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10.19.11
Google's Street View takes to the rails in Switzerland
10.19.11

Google's Street View takes to the rails in Switzerland

Google's Street View has made its way around the world and gone off the beaten path in a few pl...

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