Incredible Photographs From The Construction Of The Forth Railway Bridge, A 19th Century Engineering Marvel

Incredible Photographs From The Construction Of The Forth Railway Bridge, A 19th Century Engineering Marvel

Spanning 541 meters over the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh’s Forth Railway Bridge became the longest cantilever bridge in the world when the future King Edward VII drove its final “golden” rivet on March 4, 1890. Its length was surpassed a few decades later by the Quebec Bridge in Canada, completed in 1919, but the Forth Bridge still holds second place, and remains an incredible feat of engineering. Continue reading »

This Grandpa’s Amazing 280 Square Meter Model Railway Is Worth $357K

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Roy James, 72, from the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, started to build his railway in 1990. It started off small but that “one thing lead to another” and now his collection features more than 100 trains and 400 coaches and wagons. Overall, Mr. James has spent £250,000 ($357,000) building his model railway and had to put in his garden shed because his girlfriend refuses to have it in the house. Continue reading »

World’s Largest Railway Model Is Now On Google “Mini” Street View

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Google’s Street View, that lets you explore the world through the virtual eyes of street level cameras, has now shrunk itself to the size of a thumb, so that you can experience the world’s largest miniature model railway as if it has been blown to real size. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Stationmaster of a Railway

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Tama, a cat stationmaster of a railway station in western Japan, receives a birthday cake on her 16th birthday in Kinokawa, western Japan, in this Kyodo picture taken April 29, 2015. Continue reading »