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We’re All Assholes In New York City But A Motorcycle On The Subway Is Taking It Too Far

For 364 days of the year, New Yorkers curse the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the subway because it is dogshit and prone to filth-waterfalls. But on that one special day, all of the hellish treatment pales in comparison to this one asshole who brought his motorcycle onto the subway.

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Good God Can We Finally Replace The Lousy Emergency Brake With This

There is are extremely few circumstances when you should pull the emergency brake on a train. Like, almost zero. We should get rid of it entirely, and replace it with this thing. An emergency handle just to let the train driver know something’s up.

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‘Poop Train’ Full Of Human Waste Made Life In An Alabama Town A Living Hell [Updated]

The problem of what to do with waste from New York City is just a little too real for the residents of Parrish, Alabama. A train full of human waste from NYC—dubbed the “poop train” by the Associated Press—has become stranded outside their town, blanketing the area with the rancid smell of sewage. [Update: The train…

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Switzerland Just Finished The World’s Longest Rail Tunnel After 17 Years

Today marks a big day for Switzerland, and for Europe as a whole: the 35-mile Gotthard Base Tunnel, the largest rail tunnel in the world, is finally complete after 17 years and over $12 billion.

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This Is Exactly How Fucked NYC’s L Train Is

The L train, connecting Manhattan with Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Bushwick and Canarsie, carries 225,000 people on an average weekday. At some point in the next few years, it’ll have to be completely shut down for repairs. It’s in a dangerously bad state. Here’s why, and how it’ll be fixed.

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Prospective New Jersey Train Boss Backs Out When He Actually Has To Move To New Jersey

The man who was just picked to run the commuter rail system of New Jersey, a fetid chemical swamp that falsely proclaims itself the “Garden State” in a desperate bid to convince dumb rubes and many of my coworkers that it’s not actually that bad, seemed all happy to be in charge of the whole shebang. Until, of course, he found out he had to actually move there.

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Japan’s Invisible Train Should Be Running By 2018

Japanese train-travel company Seibu Railway hopes to make a major design leap in time for their 100th anniversary; a new line of fast commuter trains that “blend into the landscape.”

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Two Dead And Dozens Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails Near Philadelphia

An Amtrak train derailed Sunday morning after it struck a backhoe on the tracks near Philadelphia, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more, according to news reports.

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Train Grabs Semi-Truck And Takes It For A Short Hellride

In another episode of truck versus train: not only does the train win again, it accidentally hauls the big rig a quarter mile down the tracks before grinding to a stop.

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NYPD Is Hunting The City’s Most Patriotic Alleged Public Masturbator

We’ve all considered a classic “TEAM USA” tattoo above the eyebrows. What better way to advertise your allegiance? Makes it hard to get away with crimes though. Speaking of which, if you see this particularly patriotic face the NYPD would like to hear from you.

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