Tag archives for train

  1. What Keeps a Train on the Track?

    At first, it may seem very simply and obvious: the flange keeps the wheel on the track, right? Nope, that’s not the answer! To understand why, let’s first get some background on how train wheels are made: The primary take away from the above video is that train wheels are big and come together with…

  2. Empire Builder 8

    Rachel’s grandmother passed away last week, so we’re making the trek to Montana for the funeral service. We were going to visit Portland this weekend, but that trip has been preempted by this. Since the funeral isn’t until Monday, we decided to inject some fun and take the train to Montana and then fly back.…

  3. Dateline: Moscow, Day 7

    Moscow, Russian Federation
    9 June 2009

    I’m going to be honest, I didn’t really do anything today. Mostly because I wasn’t feeling to well. I dragged my feet in the morning, but eventually made it to breakfast and a shower.

    I packed my bags …

  4. Dateline: Moscow, Day 6

    Moscow, Russian Federation
    8 June 2009

    Having gone to the Central Armed Forces Museum yesterday, my plan for today was to go the Cosmonaut Museum.

    I headed out on the metro with Eric and Casper. We made our way to the Cosmonaut Museum, tak…

  5. Greetings from Agnone

    A really long day today with lots of traveling.

    Took a train from Florence to Rome (1.5 hours)

    Rented a car and then drove to Agnone (3 hours)

    Investigated Agnone, where my mothers, mothers, father was born.

    Learned they make world fam…