Awesome Trains

The Ultimate BBQ Smoker

The Ultimate BBQ Smoker

Redditor DrewCIL’s dad took three years to hand build this amazing barbeque smoker which not only looks like a steam train engine, it uses its vented steam to blow its whistle. He must have to placate his neighbors with free chicken.

GoPro Under a Train

GoPro Under a Train

We’ve seen through the point of view of a model train. Now let’s check out what it’s like to be under a real train going at 75mph, courtesy of YouTuber BNSFME and his GoPro camera. Skip to 0:50 if you can’t stand the anticipation.

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Crane Train Fail

Crane Train Fail

A brand new EDI locomotive engine was being unloaded by crane when something went horribly wrong and the strap lifting it broke. If you thought dropping your iPhone was bad, imagine a 137-ton locomotive.

From Under the Rust

From Under the Rust

A fascinating reverence comes through for steam locomotives in Julien Lasseur and Rustic’s short film which showcases the zeal for this mode of transport from Cleveland’s Charlie Sedgley and the Midwest Railway Preservation Society.

Robots Play with Trains

Robots Play with Trains

A couple of ABB Robotics IRB 140 robots equipped with LEGO model railroad tracks strut their stuff during a demonstration of their agility and accuracy, precisely placing and rerouting trains without a single derailment.

Model Train Spiral

Model Train Spiral

James Risner put together 241 model train cars powered by nine model train engines to create this mesmerizing – and noisy! – spiral. Forget about Soft Kitty; this should be Sheldon’s goodnight lullaby.

Private Railway

Private Railway

A huge estate in Oregon is up for sale. How huge? The property has a 4,908 sq ft house and 19.67 acres of land. You won’t have to worry much about getting around all that territory though because it includes your very own personal train.

Top Gear: Train vs. Car

Top Gear: Train vs. Car

A recent string of railway crossing accidents in the UK gave Top Gear an excuse to create a tongue-in-cheek advisory, highlighted by a train ramming into a car. Humor aside, you really don’t want to be in that situation folks.

GoPro Model Train Ride

GoPro Model Train Ride

Take a first-person ride on a model railroad, courtesy of a GoPro camera strapped to the engine of this scale train set. Ryan Crets’ grandpa Bill spent about 15 years building this multi-room miniature world. Enable giants here.

Beijing Subway Rush Hour

Beijing Subway Rush Hour

If you think your city’s trains are crowded, take a look at this video taken on Beijing’s Subway Line 13 at rush hour. The sheer number of people make getting out of the train a real challenge. They should get the TARDIS train.

Train Drops

Train Drops

A brand-new EMD GT46C-ACe locomotive is being unloaded from a cargo ship, when the unthinkable happens and the cables snap on the 145-ton train. We’re guessing this isn’t going to buff out.

Happy Train Guy

Happy Train Guy

We haven’t heard such inappropriate enthusiasm since the Double Rainbow guy. In fact, the guy in this clip is so excited by these train engines that we’re not sure if this clip is NSFW or not.

Train Plow

Train Plow

It might be 100°F outside in most of North America, but down in New Zealand, it’s Winter. Watch in awe as this KiwiRail train performs the Herculean task of clearing the tracks to make way for others.

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Top Gear: Trains

Top Gear: Trains

The Top Gear guys leave the pavement and hit the rails, as they take their ridiculous car-powered trains (and distinguished passengers) on a ride down the tracks. Catch part two for the grand finale.

Man Pulls 100 Tons (Sorta)

Man Pulls 100 Tons (Sorta)

Through focus, sheer strength (and grunting), Syrian strongman Adnan Ismail al-Awad pulls a 2.5 ton train up an incline, which he says makes it feel like 100 tons. Our backs hurt just watching.

Boardwalk Empire Subway Train

Boardwalk Empire Subway Train

To promote the 2nd season of Boardwalk Empire, HBO is running an authentic 1920s train in the 2/3 line of the New York City subway this September. This train’s first run was way back in 1917.

World’s Shortest Train

World’s Shortest Train

It doesn’t hold many passengers, but on the other hand the wait at this train crossing is about as good as it gets. Maybe this is what they the Monopoly guys were thinking of with the “Short Line.”

Maeklong Market

Maeklong Market

A train track runs directly through the heart of this market in the heart of Thailand, sending shop owners scrambling to move their wares out of the way each time the train comes barreling through.

How to Avoid a Train

How to Avoid a Train

Black Moon Studios reminds us it’s not smart to park your car on the railroad tracks. But if you accidentally do, this short instructional video will give you all the tools you need to survive.

Trains of Fame

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Hone your tagging skills and divert your inner rebel with Trains of Fame miniature train cars. Each car measures 20x4x2 inches and is made of ABS plastic. Tiny spray paint cans not included.

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Subway Dining Car

Subway Dining Car

(NSFW: Language) We’re not quite sure how they pulled it off, but a group of supper-clubbers recently took a ride on a NYC L train for an elegant six-course meal, delivered stop-by-stop.

Riding on the Metro… Alone

Riding on the Metro… Alone

(NSFW: Language) This dude found himself completely alone on one of DC’s Metro trains and went a little nuts in his solitude. What would you do if you had the whole subway car to yourself?

L Train Surfing

L Train Surfing

We’ll start out by saying that we don’t recommend that you try this at home. We suggest you leave surfing on the top of moving trains to daredevils lunatics like this guy, who goes by the name “537.”

L.A.-to-Vegas Luxury Train

L.A.-to-Vegas Luxury Train

Planned to launch in late 2011, the X-Train will ferry passengers from L.A. to Vegas and provide an entertainment package with sports bar and food and beverage service along its 300 mile track.

LEGO Train Diorama

LEGO Train Diorama

It’s been awhile since we featured a LEGO diorama, but Young Indiana Jones-inspired Train Raid scene is just too good to pass up; it features 53 minifigs, including Indy and Pancho Villa.

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