How and Where Do Train Engineers Go To The Bathroom?

That’s quite an interesting question, isn’t? While for the railroad workers the question might sound weird, for people with less knowledge about trains and how they operate it’s an enigma. You see a huge freight train with tens if not hundreds of cars, and there is the locomotive engineer ( also called a train driver in some parts of the … Read More

Does AmTrak Run in the Snow? Are Delays Possible?

AmTrak has become very reliable in the last few years, they take the events which are possible to cause delays very seriously, one of them is the weather. To be more specific, if you are planning to travel by AmTrak in the winter, you might’ve asked yourself if AmTrak runs in the snow? Quick answer: Yes, AmTrak and any other … Read More

How do Trains Turn Around? How About AmTrak?

Trains are known to come and go, most of the trains are assigned to a specific railroad corridor, especially the passenger trains like AmTrak or local subway/metro ones. Whenever the train reaches the destination they have to turn around, so how do they do that? How do trains turn around? There are few ways of turning a train around, however … Read More

Steam Engine Train Rides in Virginia and West Virginia

There is nothing that can, at least try to satisfy the nostalgia of the previous railroad era like a scenic steam engine train ride, and where can you find a great one? In Virginia or West Virginia. Virginia and West Virginia offers quite a few train rides, but how about a steam engine train ride? For us, the railroad enthusiasts, … Read More

Best Railroad Pocket Watch – Railroad Approved?

We all know how a pocket watch looks, right? .. actually let’s assume we don’t, so here is a picture of a pocket watch. Before we look at the best railroad pocket watches throughout the time, let’s set up some things about these watches, straight. Now that we know how a pocket watch looks, you might be asking yourself what … Read More

Does AmTrak Auto Train Allow Pets like Dogs or Cats?

AmTrak Auto Train can save you up to 900 miles of driving, which translates into gas consumption, wear and tear for your car and not the last, tiredness for you as a driver. The comfort of a private train sleeper with access to a shower, warm meals can beat 900 miles of driving and of sleeping in the rest areas … Read More

How To Clean Rusty Railroad Spikes – Cheap and Easy

Probably one of the most common things to do as soon as you get some railroad spikes is cleaning them of rust. Whatever you’re planning to do with them, changes are high that you’ll need them clean. So let’s get to it! How to Clean Railroad Spikes? As I mentioned above, this process has to be easy and cheap. I … Read More

Where to buy railroad spikes from? Can I get free railroad spikes?

A railroad spike looks like a large nail and its main use is for fixing rails (train tracks) to railroad ties. In the last few decades, railroad spikes have started being used as main material for creating all kinds of innovative solutions around the house, anything from cabinets hardware to toilet paper holders, giving a more rough, rustic look to … Read More

Railroad Spikes Art – Top 100 ideas and examples with pictures

Art out of railroad spikes, wouldn’t think that is possible? Think again. We all have stumbled upon some old railroad spikes at one point, I remember once I bought a full bucket of rusty railroad spikes from a scrap yard, planning to use them as decorative pieces throughout my garage. Never did use them and as a matter of fact … Read More

What do trains run on? Do trains run on gas?

As you well know, trains are some amazing pieces of machineries, they have revolutionized the way we travel and transport freight. Throughout the years, trains used to run on few types of fuel, and yes at one point trains ran on gas. Which trains run on gas? Are there any today? One of the most well known gas powered passenger … Read More