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How long until we see self-driving trains?

There has been a lot of talk of late about self-driving road vehicles, and about how current passenger train riders will desert trains for autonomous vehicles. Much of the talk arises because high-profile, high-tech companies have gotten into the autonomous vehicle business....

source: By Charles A. Turek
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I had never asked my six-year-old son about his dreams before, and he had never brought it up. But last Monday, his book of choice at bedtime, "Steam Train, Dream Train," gave me an opening. "Dreams are the things you think about when you are sleeping," I explained. "What...

source: New York Times

Skiing and snowboarding are a lot of fun. Getting to the resorts isn't. Unless you're staying in slopeside lodgings, driving to the action often involves dicey two-lane roads. And at the end of the day, you're back behind the wheel — fuming, stuck on gridlocked access...

source: CNN

All of the electric passenger trains running in the Netherlands are now powered entirely by wind. One year ahead of schedule, Dutch railway company NS announced its entire electric train fleet is running on 100-percent wind power as...

source: Inhabitat

Brazos Valley lawmakers in Austin, Texas, are against a high-speed rail system proposed to be built between Houston and Dallas. Many of them cite a statistic that says not one private high speed system has ever been profitable. "When you look across, not just our country...

source: KBTX-TV

The North Central Texas Council of Governments has selected a team led by Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. to conduct a planning study for a high-speed rail station in downtown Dallas. Currently, three high-speed rail corridors are under...

source: Progressive Railroading

Everyone loves trains, and even if you've never traveled by train chances are you're at least a little intrigued by the idea. South Carolina has limited day trips on the rails but that doesn't mean the available trips don't pack a punch. These five incredible train rides...

source: Only In Your State


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