Reddit: Locomotive No. 513 was in the roundhouse with a full head of steam and a hot boiler. A leaking throttle caused it to begin rushing forward on its own, Minturn, Colorado, 1913 [JPEG]
The Moscow Times: Putin Uses Armored Train, Private Stations for Personal Trips
Euronews: It's official: France bans short haul domestic flights in favour of train travel
SWI: Swiss claim record for the world's longest passenger train
The Rhaetian Railway train – comprising four engines and 100 carriages for a total length of 1,910 metres - travelled on the Albula/Bernina route from Preda to Alvaneu in southeast Switzerland on Saturday afternoon.
ORF: Olivenkernantrieb für Liliputbahn
Der Dampflok der Liliputbahn im Wiener Prater ist die Spezialkohle ausgegangen. Nach einem brauchbaren Ersatz wurde wochenlang gesucht. Jetzt soll die historische Bahn mit gepressten Olivenkernen aus England betrieben werden.
Engadget: The first fully hydrogen-powered passenger train service is now running in Germany
The first fully hydrogen-powered passenger train service is now up and running. Coradia iLint trains built by Alstom are running on the line in Lower Saxony, Germany. The only emissions are steam and condensed water, and Alstom notes that the train operates with a low level of noise.
IEEE Spectrum: Future Trains Could Provide Carbon Capture on Wheels
Startup CO2Rail’s idea would use existing trains and tracks to suck carbon out of the atmosphere
CNN: Europe wants a high-speed rail network to replace airplanes
Euronews: High speed train between Paris and Berlin could start operating as soon as 2023
Atlas Obscura: Why Japan’s Rail Workers Can’t Stop Pointing at Things
The New York Times: In Europe, It’s Planes vs. Trains. For Many Travelers, Rail Is the Way to Go.
„The Austrian operator ÖBB Nightjet has overnight services to cities like Rome, Milan, Brussels and Amsterdam, and recently initiated a Vienna-Paris overnight link.”