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03.26.15 Liam Mathews

You’re not imagining it: people on the train are officially out of control, and it’s causing serious delays. The Post reports that 2,300 delays due to “unruly customers” were reported by conductors in January, an astounding 80% increase over the previous year. The number of delays due to jackassery was up 72% in October, 53% […]

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03.23.15 Liam Mathews

There may be an old-ass choo-choo train buried deep under Cobble Hill, but the DOT won’t let the National Geographic Channel dig it out because of wounded pride, the New York Daily News reports. Bob Diamond, the subway historian who re-discovered the abandoned Atlantic Avenue tunnel believes there’s an 1830s-era locomotive hidden behind a thick […]

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02.23.15 Prachi Gupta

An Oregon man who stopped to take a selfie on train tracks along the Kalama River has died after being hit by an Amtrak train. CBS reports that the man was accompanied by a woman on his trek from Tacoma to Portland when the two stopped to take a smoking break. Cowlitz County Sheriff’s deputy […]

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12.05.14 Prachi Gupta

Spotted in Brooklyn: A little girl who wants to dance, and a bunch of strangers just as eager to join her. Frustrated by a Staten Island jury’s failure to indict an NYPD officer for the death of Eric Garner and filled with hope by the city’s mass protests, New Yorkers are feeling a lot of […]

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03.31.14 Andy Cush

Redditor Kgriffin88 spotted the train car above, painted to look like an old-school NES controller. Eagle-eyed nerds will notice it sports three buttons, not the historically accurate two — that’s TEXER, the writer, shouting out ALB, his crew. No word on where this one was taken, but some internet digging seems to suggest TEXER works […]

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03.14.14 Andy Cush

After the Metro-North derailment that killed four people in December, the Federal Railroad Administration conducted a study on the safety of the MTA-operated commuter line. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they found that a “deficient safety culture” prevails on the rail system. According to the New York Times, the federal administration found that workers are pressured to “rush when responding to […]

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12.03.13 Andy Cush

The Metro North derailment that killed four and injured dozens may have happened after engineer William Rockefeller fell asleep at the wheel, DNAinfo‘s Murray Weiss is reporting. The train went off the rails going 82 miles per hour on a curve that should have been taken at 30. Apparently Rockefeller woke just before the crash and slammed on the […]

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08.27.13 Marina Galperina

Some Russian guy from LiveJournal went to a museum old trains in Moscow, and wow. You have to check it out. This isn’t when the MTA rolls that train out, where every car is from a different decade and the mentally unstable loose their shit because suddenly they’re back in the 70s! Nope. See some (only) […]

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03.20.13 Samer Kalaf

Control Group, a design company hired by the MTA, is trying to bring the future to the New York City subway system by unveiling their touch-screen subway maps. It’s like Google Maps on steroids. Touch where you want to go, and the screen will give you ways to get there, factoring in weather, seasons, delays […]

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12.10.12 Marina Galperina

And now, by way of Germany, here’s a gaggle of naked dudes vandalizing trains in a most ridiculous fashion — by hosing it (and themselves) in paint and rubbing themselves merrily about the surface of train car, after train car, after train car. Oh, and that original song — “Love and Security” — sure is catchy. It’s […]

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