China's Batty Proposal For an Under-Sea Train to the United States

A lone report in China's state-run Beijing Times claims the nation is already in discussions to build an 8,000+ mile railroad connecting China, Russia, Canada, and the U.S.—including a 125 mile undersea tunnel spanning the Bering Strait. Forget taking this with a grain of salt, you're gonna need the whole shaker. » 5/11/14 4:46pm 5/11/14 4:46pm

The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains

Long before there were bullet trains and high-speed light rail systems, people experimented with creating super-streamlined trains that could whisk people across the country in Googie splendor. In some alternate universe, these streamlined trains of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s are still in service. » 4/18/14 2:34pm 4/18/14 2:34pm

Last train to Tractus Fossae is leaving in 23 standard minutes

Just call it the dust train, the way the rest of us do. It slices through some of the worst storms in the Tharsis quadrangle. But it'll take you to the greatest city on Mars. Bradbury lies tucked into a fold of the planet's highest plateau, surrounded by old lava tubes that go so deep they say there's clean water at… » 7/29/13 5:00pm 7/29/13 5:00pm

Here's what Elon Musk's secret project might actually look like

For months, space entrepreneur Elon Musk has been teasing fans with hints about his next big project, a "hyperloop" super train that would get people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. Now, Musk says that this schematic is the "closest" anyone has gotten to guessing how the hyperloop would work. » 7/15/13 5:05pm 7/15/13 5:05pm

A map of San Francisco's subway system that almost was

The original 1956 plan for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system was way more complex on paper than it is in reality. Designer Jake Coolidge has imagined a universe in which this full plan was implemented. And even though it doesn't involve filling in the Bay or underground rocket trains or pyramids, it does complement… » 12/10/11 1:15pm 12/10/11 1:15pm