Interesting facts about the trains for the most curious
• Interesting facts about the trains for the most curious
In the world there is probably no more than a revolutionary mode of transport than the train. At the dawn of the industrial revolution of the train for the first time in history we made it possible to move a person at a distance without having to move around on foot or by domesticated animals.
Before the advent of the railway the fastest way to cross the country has been horseback riding. Faster this was nothing. And even this was difficult because a lot of them do not perevezosh. The establishment of trade routes was only possible thanks to the horses and camels, to transport cargo. Railways have made it possible to transport loads across the entire continent.
After some time, the train began to change cars, and then air travel. In addition, in the US, for example, some car companies have destroyed the railway and tram tracks with little or no outside help to boost car sales.
Nevertheless, in spite of all this, the train back, especially with the advent magnitoplanov and bullet trains. In our today's list - the 25 most interesting and fun facts about the train!
25. Railway West Highland, in which in the Harry Potter film went Hogwarts Express - This is an existing route. Trains run on it every day.
24. The fight scene in the James Bond film "Skyfall" was filmed on going train. In addition, the actor Daniel Craig during the filming of this scene is not used understudy.
23. The ejector with rails (derailer) - a mechanism that intentionally throws the train derailed when he enters the forbidden zone.
22. The slug (slime mold) almost completely reproduced the main railway system of Tokyo, where he was placed in the center of the map and spread it on the power supply (oatmeal), placing them on the ground the main station and the city. As a result of several experiments slime mold growths were almost identical with the map of railway lines.
21. It is obvious that The slug can optimally distribute the connection between the main points - the same as it is done by engineers, planning rail network. The scientists were so impressed with the results of the experiment, even suggested the use of a type of slime mold (Physarum polycephalum) for the creation of new railway systems.
20. During the Battle of Stalingrad railway station is passed from hand to hand 14 times in one day.
19. Railway station in Sweden uses the heat generated by the passengers, to heat an office building located nearby.
18. In 1963, four students from Princeton stopped the car on a railway line leading to the school, out of the car with a fake gun, went to the train, four girls were invited to a meeting, and rode with them on horseback.
17. In 1907, Jesus Garcia Corona (Jesus Garcia Corona), a Mexican brakeman, led a train loaded with dynamite. Near the town of Nacozari (Mexico) structure caught fire. Diverting part of the opposite side and saved the city from a deadly explosion, Jesus Garcia Corona died heroically. In Mexico, it is considered a national hero.
16. In 1993, Thomas Caron (Keron Thomas) took the train to New York City subway and led it for 3 hours, until it was caught by the police. At that time he was 16 years old.
15. After the railway Cambodia, is on the State budget, ceased to function and become unreliable, residents of some areas of the country have started to create home-made bamboo train (called "Norris").
14. Under the Hall of New York is an abandoned subway station, which can be seen, if you sit on the train route 6.
13. The Japanese trains are known for their precise timetable. If the train is late for at least 5 minutes, passengers apologize and give a document that they can show at work to prove that the late due to train, because otherwise no one would believe them.
12. The rare cases in which the Japanese trains are late for an hour or more, can become the main news of the day (in 2012 the trains in Japan were late, by an average of 0, 6 minutes).
11. The Japanese engineer who designed the aircraft to bombers of the Second World War, felt so guilty for his invention, that after the war, decided to use his knowledge only for peaceful purposes. He devoted himself to the development of high-speed Shinkansen ( "bullet train").
10. After the First World War, France put in a museum railway car ( "Compiègne Wagon"), in which Germany signed an official document of surrender. When Germany invaded France during World War II, Hitler, to humiliate the French, ordered to send the train on the railway in the same place (in the Forest of Compiègne), and insisted that it was there was signed an official document of the capitulation of France to Germany.
9. When trains were first introduced into service in the US, many people thought that the female body is not able to withstand the speed and uterus can fly.
8. Trains ore, running along the Swedish coast, generating electricity to 5 times more than they consume. This electricity is used for coastal towns and villages.
7. In 1886, during the execution of a publicity stunt with the head-on collision of two trains organized by the Texas rail company, several people were killed.
6. In the UK there are "ghost train", which run in the most unpredictable time in obscure routes for the sole purpose - to a railway line remained valid.
5. In 1896, Auburn University students greased rails at his station. The train, which was supposed to come the opponents have not been able to stop, even driving halfway to the next town.
4. The train whistles, in fact, publish chords. In the US, for example, passenger trains usually emit a more pleasant hearing major sekstakkord, while freight trains emit an unpleasant to the ear dominant seventh chord.
3. In Japan, if someone commits suicide, ran out on the road right in front of the train, the railway company may apply to the court for a family suicide for collecting funds for the cleaning and the train tracks, as well as compensation for the ruffled reputation.
2. The longest possible continuous rail route, including transplantation - Porto (Portugal) in Saigon (Vietnam). Its length is 17.000 kilometers.
1. In Moscow stray dogs have been known to ride the subway while commuting from the suburbs to the city center in order to get their own food. In the evening, they sit in the train to go back.