When Entertainment Is Literally A Train Wreck (Cool Weird Awesome 149)

Every era has its forms of entertainment. In the old days, promoters would stage actual train wrecks, using trains that were on their way to the scrap heap. Others would stage massive recreations of disasters and tragedies from the news and history. And thousands of people would pay to see them!

By |2019-10-15T08:59:31-04:00October 15, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Train Station With No Entrances Or Exits (Cool Weird Awesome 115)

There's an unusual train station in southwest Japan to which you can take a train, but you can’t enter the platform from outside; nor can you leave.

By |2019-09-01T21:34:07-04:00August 28, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Change The (English) Channel (Cool Weird Awesome 33)

The commemoration ceremony for the Channel Tunnel was a diplomatic coup but an engineer's nightmare: they had to run a train carrying Queen Elizabeth II and a train with French President Francois Mitterand toward each other... on the same track.

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