How do you paint a locomotive?

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Welcome Frecciarossa 1000

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012

[credits: Trenitalia]

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Russian Railways Routes to Europe [infographic]

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012

[credit RIA Novosti]

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Filed in Infographic, Maps, Russia

A new (refurbished) intercity train for NS

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Friday, March 23, 2012

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Filed in NedTrain, Netherlands, NS, Refurbishment, Rolling Stock

Shinkansen and earthquakes [Discovery Channel Doc]

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Monday, March 12, 2012

[via CityRailways]

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Prince Charles drives a train

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012

From ITN News:

The Prince of Wales has driven an S Stock (sub-surface) train as part of a tour of a Bombardier factory in Derbyshire. Report by Adam Sich.

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A switchback railway

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Friday, January 6, 2012

From Wikipedia:

The original Switchback Railway at Coney Island was the first roller coaster designed as an amusement ride in America. It was designed by LaMarcus Adna Thompson in 1881 and constructed in 1884.[1] It appears Thompson based his design, at least in part, on the Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway which was a coal-mining train that had started carrying passengers as a thrill ride in 1827.

For five cents, riders would climb a tower to board the large bench-like car and were pushed off to coast 600 ft (183 m) down the track to another tower. The car went just over 6 mph (9.7 km/h). At the top of the other tower the vehicle was switched to a return track or “switched back” (hence the name.) [...]

[via The Retronaut]

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Italian Frecciarossa restyling

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Friday, November 25, 2011

4 kinds of seats offer (Executive, Business, Premium, Standard), new comfort, new interiors and new services on the last restyling of Trenitalia Frecciarossa trains (ETR 500 trains). More in the press release, in Italian.

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Moscow-Berlin-Paris service starting on 12/12

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nice infographic of RIA Novosti on the new service Moscow to Paris via Minsk, Warsaw and Berlin, starting from December 12th.

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Engineering gold for Siemens [video from CNN]

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Thursday, November 3, 2011

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