Saturday, July 11, 2009

The trains on the plain mainly avoid the rain

What this blog needs is, quite clearly, more trains. So, first up, one of my dream vacations: riding trains through Switzerland.

Trains show up in Hayao Miyazaki's films, such as this from Spirited Away:

Here's the world's highest railway, which runs in Tibet:

For more exciting viewing, check out what happens when a train and a tornado meet each other. It doesn't look too bad at first...until you realize that Sir Isaac Newton hasn't had his say just yet....

Along with that, here's Richard Feynman explaining why trains stay on their tracks:

And why not a model railroad layout based on Star Wars?

Trains are very cool. The world should have more trains.

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again; the train is the only civilized form of mass transit.