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I'll Never Forget You and Your Bad Posture, M/35/G Train

Ben Berkon | Posted 11.14.2014 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

You stepped onto the Church Avenue-bound G-train at Nassau. Like a Buffalo Exchange princess -- nay, queen -- you donned commando-leather boots whose heels were blatantly overdue for a cobbler visit. As the son of three generations of podiatrists, I couldn't look away. But you noticed me, too.

Quick-Thinking Teen Saves Elderly Woman From Oncoming Train In The Nick Of Time

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.09.2014 | Good News

An incredible act of bravery from this Illinois teen saved the life of an elderly woman. Frankfort Community High School student Colton Essary was ...

The Golden Journey To Samarkand

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

The poem "The Golden Journey to Samarkand," by James Elroy Flecker, has no doubt launched countless journeys to the ancient Silk Road city in southern Uzbekistan.

Bakken Trains

J Henry Fair | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
J Henry Fair

There has been an alarming rise in the incidence of train accidents in the last two years involving the derailment of tanker cars carrying crude oil, spilling large volumes of toxic crude oil into waterways.

You Won't Believe How Close This Man Came To Being Killed By A Train

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Weird News

It simply does not get any closer than this! A 77-year-old man in the Czech Republic town of Rájec-Jestřebí was captured on CCTV having a train ...

All Aboard the Smile Train: Organization Brightens One Million Young Lives

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

We've all seen the ads on the subway depicting children with cleft lips. Yes, they're hard to look at, but what's even harder to digest is the truth about what life looks like for these kids. What people may not realize is that they aren't just suffering from a cosmetic deformity.

Conversations With Michael McDonald, Charlie Daniels, Nickel Creek's Sara Watkins and City Under Siege's John Wittlinger

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I feel like your new album, A Dotted Line, is like Nickel Creek 3.0, skipping right by 2.0. What in the world happened here, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek?

Why Gay Check Online Misses the Point

Samantha Allen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Samantha Allen

While I would normally support any website that played me dance music while congratulating me on being a lesbian, there's something about Gay Check Online that doesn't sit right for me.

Buffett Sounds Off On Oil Tanker Safety

AP | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says it's clear that railroad tank cars carrying crude oil need to be updated because oil from certai...

Oil Train Accidents Spur Worry About Shipping Crude By Rail

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantitie...

ANOTHER Crude Oil Train Derails In Canada

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick (AP) — Officials in Canada said a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane continued to burn Wednesday, and...

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

Lack of Care About Sleep Derails Us All

David Rock | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Rock

Research is beginning to have us question where we put our attention as a society, questioning what we should care about. If we want to avoid any kind of derailing, perhaps it's time we all paid more attention to sleep.

Want to Travel Smarter? Try Mass Transit

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.29.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

"Take advantage of surface transportation systems -- trains, streetcars, and buses," she says. Why? Because it's often not only the fastest way to get from point "A" to point "B" but it's also the best way to learn about a place.

Crude Oil Train Derails In Alabama

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

(Updates with details on destination of the oil, local town mayor) By Edward McAllister Nov 8 (Reuters) - A 90-car trai...

Food Waste to Plate: A Transcontinental Train Ride to Learn From the Real Food Pioneers

Daniella Uslan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Daniella Uslan

Americans throw out an astounding 40 percent of food each year, a value of $165 billion. The food, left in landfills, emits methane gas and contributes to global warming. Not only does food waste squander resources and money, food is missing the mouths of those who need it most.

Astoria Characters: The Wedding Gown in the Trash

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

I'd like to tell you that I saw it shining in the light of the moon. That would be more romantic. But it was in the glare of the pre-dawn streetlight that it caught my eye. I was walking my dog on Crescent Street at 5:30 a.m. on trash day, and it was out at the curb with the cans.

This Train Is Bound For Paoli: A Multiple Choice Essay

Roz Warren | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Roz Warren

Train 664 leaves Thirtieth Street Station bound for New York City at 10:55. Concurrently, Train 663 leaves the station, headed for Harrisburg. Both trains are, confusingly, called The Keystone...

I Think I Can, I Think I Can...Crash!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.29.2013 | Comedy

When Thomas the Tank Engine comes to town, there's no messin' around. Thomas will crash and crash and crash until the bodies hit the floor. Who kn...

All Aboard! 5 Train Rides on Roaring Camp Railroads

offMetro.com | Posted 10.18.2013 | San Francisco
offMetro.com

Sometimes you've gotta steamroll out of town, and there's no better way than hopping aboard Roaring Camp Railroads. This restored 19th-century railroa...

Metrunk

Cameron Sherber | Posted 09.09.2013 | Comedy
Cameron Sherber

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WATCH: More Weirdness From Russia

Posted 06.19.2013 | Comedy

This St. Petersburg train's doors were malfunctioning, resulting in doors remaining permanently open. Does this prevent the train from operating as us...

Dog Ears Music: Mama Taught Me Better Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Pigmeat Terry, Ruth Brown, The Decemberists, and more.

You... Complete Me

Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy

As spotted by Reddit user Tcherno, these two guys on the Montreal subway don't appear to know each other, but some things were meant to be. (Or maybe ...

In Time for Earth Day, Grand Canyon Locomotive Goes Green

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Christine Negroni

If you are looking for an inspiring place to spend Earth Day, where better than the Grand Canyon where the reasons to protect the environment fill the eye in every direction?