When Japanese designer Ken Okuyama designed the Ferrari Enzo and P4/P5 while working for Pininfarina in Italy, it probably never occurred to him that one day he would design the world’s most luxurious excursion train.
Taking the train is my favorite form of transportation because unlike a car, I don’t have to drive or get stuck in traffic and unlike an airplane, I don’t have to go through security and be crammed in impossibly tiny spaces. But I only like it when I’m inside the train. This kid, who’s completely nuts and probably has questionable taste in music but definitely has a lot of fun stories to tell, figured out a way to ride on the roof of a train. It’s crazy.
Following the deadly accident last week near Philadelphia, Amtrak installed a braking system on the section of track that could’ve prevented the derailment. The automatic train control system (ATC) keeps tabs on a train’s speed as it heads toward curves, automatically adjusting it if the conductor fails to do so.