Rio Tinto mining company now has a self driving train (press release including video):
This video was recorded in 1995 and shows how they moved the coal around. I especially like how they switch tracks and then also power these little trains using the overhead catenary lines.
Produced by Union Pacific, the story about the railroad hasn’t changed in 50 years.
Short video about the NASA railroad in Florida. During the Shuttle program, this railroad would receive solid rocket booster engines and ship out the used engines which came from Utah. The Florida East coast railway was the final handling railroad before the Nasa railroad.
This is a part of the shuttle program I had never heard about – where large parts are coming from and how they get to their destination. Everyone has seen the pictures of the shuttle itself on the back of the 747.
Link to Part 1580 – Rail Security
Includes a definition of High Threat Urban Areas: Link
Very good series of shows from England about “extreme railways” by Chris Tarrant, Channel 5. Link below to the Channel 5 website is the official site for the show, but the episodes are not playable. Following links are from YouTube for the 3 episodes produced.