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Hans-Peter Porsche Would Rather Play With Toy Trains Than Sports Cars 27
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Games, porsche, Porsche Videos, Train, video on 12 27th, 2017


Ferdinand Porsche fathered both Volkswagen and the sports-car company that bears his name – but he also had two children, and through them, eight grandchildren.

Several of them (like former VW chairman Ferdinand Piëch and current Porsche Holding chairman Wolfgang Porsche) have gone into the family business, but not Hans-Peter Porsche, who seems more interested in model trains.

The third eldest child of Ferry Porsche, Hans-Peter built a museum just to hold his collection of scale trains and other toys in the southeastern German countryside and has opened it to the public.

It’s called TraumWerk, and not unlike the specifications of some of his family’s automobiles, the numbers are staggering: there are 180 model trains from his private collection chug along, 40 at a time, along 1.7 miles of track laid out on a 4,000-square-foot landscape that towers over 16 feet high, all decorated with 80,000 little trees.

It all started when Hans-Peter, now 77 years old, took his own son to the toy store to buy his first HO-scale Märklin train and ended up taking out a subscription for every single release the prolific manufacturer put out.

The model train set takes up almost 6,000 out of the TraumWerk’s 27,000 total square feet of floor space, designed by Berlin architect Volker Staab, who has designed countless other museums. The rest of the facility houses other toy vehicles, but also a handful of full-size cars; mostly Porsches, of course, like his mother’s 1966 912, a 959 that needs to be driven every month lest it causes problems, a 904, 356, 914, 944, and a 928. There’s a few others from the family’s history as well, like a new Volkswagen XL1 and an Austro-Daimler designed by his famous grandfather.

It all seems very impressive, which should come as little surprise given the stock from which he comes. The museum’s open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, Tuesday through Sunday, in Anger-Aufham, just across the Austrian-German border from Salzburg.

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And That’s Why We Never Park Too Close To Train Tracks 13
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Offbeat News, Train, video on 11 13th, 2017


Since not all train tracks are properly separated from roads or residential areas, people need to pay attention once they hear that horn in the distance.

This accident took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, when somebody was careless enough to park their vehicle way too close to the tracks. By the time they even reacted to what was happening, it was too late to do anything about it.

According to the description of the video, the driver of the small truck was “sitting on the pavement opposite to the trail,” and didn’t do anything when he heard the horn.

As you can see at the end of the clip, the vehicle’s entire right side is almost completely destroyed. Damage includes the passenger door getting ripped open, front bumper torn apart, a broken windshield, plus the entire cab getting deformed.

It’s a good thing nobody was inside the vehicle at the time, otherwise, this could have been a lot worse.

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World’s Worst Bus Driver Risks Passengers’ Lives For No Reason 2
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Offbeat News, Train, video on 10 2nd, 2017


We've seen plenty of people mess up and get stuck between barriers with trains barrelling down on them, and yet the driver of this bus in Poland has to take the cake.
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Surf’s Up As Train Plows Through Flooded Station In India 23
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in India, Offbeat News, Train, video on 09 23rd, 2017


What is it with railway conductors feeling the need to go really fast through a station, whether it's flooding they're facing, or the effects of a snow storm?
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Train Smashes Into Car At North Carolina Rail Crossing 21
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Train, video on 09 21st, 2017


A woman managed to exit her car in time after getting stuck between two closed barriers in High Point, North Carolina.
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Can A Land Rover Discovery Tow A 120-Ton Road Train? Yes, Yes It Can. 20
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Australia, Land Rover, Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Videos, Train, video on 09 20th, 2017


Automakers have been known to undertake all kinds of towing stunts to show what their trucks can do, from jumbo jets and space shuttles to railroad trains. But this has to be a first.
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Volvo’s Building S90s In China And Sending Them To Europe By Train 30
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in china, Train, VOLVO, Volvo S90 on 05 30th, 2017


Volvo has been gradually shifting production of the S90 to China. Soon, in fact, it won't be making the sedans in Sweden at all – not even for local consumption.
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Watch: Speeding Train Bombards Amtrak Commuters With Snow 16
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Offbeat News, Train, video on 03 16th, 2017


After unleashing its wrath on the eastern coast of the US, Storm Stella left a lot of snow for trains such as this one to plow through.
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Dirt Bike Rider Inches Away From Getting Hit By Speeding Train 17
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Australia, motorcycles, Offbeat News, Train, video on 02 17th, 2017


Remember that scene from Back to the Future where Marty barely managed to jump out of the way of a train at the end of the third movie? Yeah.
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Dirt Bike Rider Inches Away From Getting Hit By Speeding Train 17
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Australia, motorcycles, Offbeat News, Train, video on 02 17th, 2017


Remember that scene from Back to the Future where Marty barely managed to jump out of the way of a train at the end of the third movie? Yeah.
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Double-Decker Train Smashes Through FedEx Truck In Utah 27
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Dashcam, Offbeat News, Train, Trucks, video on 01 27th, 2017


A dashcam captured this shocking footage showing a FrontRunner train crashing into a FedEx truck due to a technical malfunction.
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A Mustang Almost Caused A Train Crash, Was Pushed Away Seconds Before Locomotive Rolled Through 13
Jan
Posted by John Halas in Accidents, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Offbeat News, Train, video on 01 13th, 2017


Four men helped prevent a disastrous situation when a Ford Mustang got stuck on a railway crossing in Portland, Oregon, on Friday morning.
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Unimog Has Been Working On The Railroad All The Livelong Day 18
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes Unimog, Train on 08 18th, 2016


While other vehicles may advertise that they pull like a locomotive and handle like their on rails, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog actually does. As in, literally.
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This Is What Happens When A Truck Gets In The Way Of A Speeding Train 29
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Accidents, Offbeat News, Train, Trucks, video on 01 29th, 2016


Footage of an accident that shocked Czech Republic last summer has emerged, showing a train colliding with a truck while doing 88mph (142km/h).
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Collision With Train Could’ve Ended Dramatically For This Cyclist 26
Dec
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Accidents, Bicycles, Offbeat News, Train on 12 26th, 2015


Some accidents are simply unavoidable, but when someone willingly puts their life at risk for no apparent purpose, things get unpardonable.
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