Eric, a young boy, is excited about his birthday after reading a book and believes that a train will come for him, despite his sister Jill's disbelief.
Doug, an aspiring country singer, has spent his life as a loser in a non-descript small town with nobody believing in his heartbreaking voice and talent as a musician. His wife has left him and only his best friend believes in him. But he has one last chance to make it.
An intricate and richly detailed observation of every step in the making of an aircraft engine.
This animated short looks at the building of Canada's transcontinental railroad with wit and whimsy. Engine 371 illustrates the struggle humans have with nature and how this fundamental tension united a country.
This 1 hour program presents five different electric and hybrid car developers presenting their ideas and also gives a justification for why electric cars and hybrid cars are better. It also looks at the environmental issues involved and at the strengths and weaknesses of the internal combustion engine. It was produced for public television initially and is revealing and insightful.
Rebecca and Sandra borrow a car and decide to go on a road trip. Soon after they have stopped at an isolated gas station, their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Sandra decides to hike back to the gas station to get some help
A global disaster has happened and only a few people have survived. They live in a new perfection.
Ho Ho Ho! Thomas is full steam ahead as a Really Useful Reindeer, saving the day by guiding Santa's sleigh straight to the Sodor Christmas celebration! When snowfall transforms the island of Sodor into a winter wonderland, Thomas discovers that being safe is the best route to holiday fun. Percy makes everyone's Christmas wishes come true and Gordon discovers his friends' special skills are the gifts that keep on giving, all year long! Thomas delivers the true spirit of the season as Santa's Little Engine! Features the episodes: Santa's Little Engine, No Snow for Thomas, Frozen Turntable, The Missing Christmas Decorations and Snow Tracks.
In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil companies don't want the competition. Now he has to try and keep them from getting his idea, and somehow get it published.
Featuring an all-star cast, the timeless story comes to life in this all-new, feature-length film filled with fun and adventure!
Allan Peters, just out of college, the son of a railroad president, calls at his father's office. The indignant parent suggests that as he has studied hard for several years, a trip to Europe would be in order. Allan, however, tells his father he is ready to go to work and wants to begin at once. Further, that he wants to learn the railroad business from the bottom up and asks for an opportunity to start as a fireman. While following his vocation he meets the daughter of Steve Martin, his engineer and falls in love at first sight. Industriously prosecuting his suit they become formally engaged and Allan advises his father by wire. The receipt of the message angers President Peters. He orders his private car got ready and hurries to the division where Allan is employed in an effort to rescue him from what he terms a misalliance.
Barlam (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez) struggles to find himself as he bags groceries, has a semi-incestuous relationship with his sister and attempts to understand his parents' long-ago divorce. Events spiral out of control when he becomes obsessed with a boy who looks like him. Rodriguez-Lopez, a songwriter/guitarist for rock band The Mars Volta, writes and directs this drama that had its North American premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
"The Busy Little Engine" is a young child's picture book come-to-life. With some help from the Narrator and lots of imagination, Busy Little Engine and his friend, Pig, have a lot of fun learning about what trains do all day. Gentle transitions, uncluttered visuals, and the loveable Pig draw viewers in to the simple adventures of Busy Little Engine and Pig as they explore the world through role-playing and imagination. Familiar sights and sounds mixed with magical animations inspire children to join-in, naming farm animals, singing-along with Pig, and recognizing new things in their daily lives. Just like a parent reading to a child, all the characters and sound effects in the story are voiced by one person.
Charles Babbage (1791-1871), computer pioneer, designed the first automatic computing engines. He invented computers but failed to build them. The first complete Babbage Engine was completed in London in 2002, 153 years after it was designed. Difference Engine No. 2, built faithfully to the original drawings, consists of 8,000 parts, weighs five tons, and measures 11 feet long. We invite you to learn more about this extraordinary object, its designer Charles Babbage and the team of people who undertook to build it. Discover the wonder of a future already passed.
Gordon brags that he's the fastest engine, but gets a surprise when Thomas' cargo, a jet engine, is activated as it's loaded and causes him to shoot down the railway at higher speed than anything either has seen.
Enjoy once again the adventures of Welsh steam engine Ivor, Jones the Steam and the good people at the Merioneth and Llantisilly Rail Traction Company - not to mention the dragon and his chestnut barrow!
A phantom ride.
A “phantom ride” taken from the buffers of an engine on the London and South West Railway through the Ilfracombe area: the reservoirs, Morthroe, Ilfracombe Incline and station.
Ivor the Engine is a British children's animation by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin's Smallfilms company. It is a children's television series relating the adventures of a small green locomotive who lived in the "top left-hand corner of Wales" and worked for The Merioneth and Llantisilly Railway Traction Company Limited. His friends included Jones the Steam, Evans the Song and Dai Station, among many other characters.
Engine Sentai Go-onger is the title of Toei Company's thirty-second Super Sentai series of Japanese tokusatsu television series. It premiered on February 17, 2008, a week following the finale of Juken Sentai Gekiranger, and ended on February 8, 2009. It aired as part of TV Asahi's 2008 Super Hero Time block alongside Kamen Rider Kiva. Its footage was used for the American series Power Rangers RPM and was dubbed into Korean for Power Rangers Engine Force. The catchphrase for the series is "Rushing by at full-throttle mach speed, our slogan is 'go on!'".
Finley the Fire Engine is a CGI children's cartoon series produced by Balley Beg animation studios in Douglas, Isle of Man. It is about the talking vehicles in a fictional town called Friendlyville. Each episode has a theme: for example, episode 4A's theme is "wearing spectacles is no reason to be embarrassed". 78 episodes are planned, each running for 15 minutes. It is, as of October 2007, being shown in Britain by the BBC. It is aimed at 2 to 6 year olds.
Engine is a Japanese television drama series from Fuji Television, first shown in Japan from 18 April to 27 June 2005. Jiro Kanzaki is an F3000 test driver blessed with acute sensitivity and breathtaking driving techniques. He's a daredevil who feels no fear driving at speeds that even top racers dare not attempt. But unexpected trouble forces this world-famous racer to leave his team and return to Japan for the first time in years. Until he finds a new job as a racer, Jiro decides to stay with his parents. What awaits Jiro there is his hardheaded father, his nagging sister, the 12 children of the foster home his father runs, a snobbish male nurse, and a stubborn female nurse who likes to daydream about her life.
As the saying goes – they probably seemed like good ideas at the time. The world is peppered with examples of incredible engineering projects and buildings designed to make life easier for those that used them, amaze those that came to see them, and make money for those that ordered, designed and built them. They were the stuff of dreams. Often enormous engineering problems had to be resolved, obstacles overcome and new innovations employed just to get them built in the first place. Alas, a great number of these remarkable structures have now been abandoned, cast aside like enormous expensive out-of-date toys, never to be used in the ways for which they were intended. Each and every one of these extraordinary places is home to a wealth of powerful and compelling stories. We'll see and hear about some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering the world has eve...
Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on 4 September 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphised locomotives and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor. The books were based on stories Wilbert told to entertain his son, Christopher during his recovery from measles. From Series one to four, many of the stories are based on events from Awdry's personal experience.
Eine Insel mit zwei Bergen, genannt Lummerland, ist die Heimat von Lukas, dem Lokomotivführer. Regiert wir Lummerland von König Alfons, dem Viertelvorzwölften. Eines Tages bringt der Briefträger ein Paket nach Lummerland. Darin befindet sich Jim Knopf. Der Junge wird bald der beste Freund von Lukas. Als auf Lummerland akuter Platzmangel ausbricht, machen sie sich gemeinsam auf die Reise, erleben spannende Abenteuer, treffen so merkwürdige Wesen wie den Scheinriesen Tur-Tur und retten schließlich die chinesische Prinzessin Li-Si aus dem Drachenland.
Extreme Engineering is a documentary television series that airs on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel. The program features futuristic and ongoing engineering projects. The series' ninth season finished airing in July 2011. Danny Forster first hosted the series in season 4 and has been the host since season 6.
Behind every seemingly impossible marvel of modern engineering is a cast of historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionised their field. Each episode details how giant structures, record-beating buildings, war ships and spacecraft are built and work. As the show revels in these modern day creations, it also leaps back in time to recount the stories of the exceptional engineers whose technological advances made it all possible.
The story of an orphan boy
Engineering an Empire is a program on The History Channel that explores the engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet. It is hosted by Peter Weller, famous for his acting role as RoboCop but also a lecturer at Syracuse University, where he completed his Master's in Roman and Renaissance Art. The executive producer is Delores Gavin. The show started as a documentary about the engineering feats of Ancient Rome and later evolved into a series. It originally ran for one full season of weekly episodes.
Richard Hammond looks at the connections behind the greatest feats of engineering.
Examine how ancient civilisations built some of the most magnificent structures on the face of the Earth, many centuries before the industrial revolution.
Kohei’s company holds the patent of an engine valve system required to develop a space rocket. Will he finally be part of a successful rocket launch?
Experience the life of girls in an engineering college with Maggu, Sabu, and Kiara.
Mental Engineering is a public television series where show creator and host John Forde leads a panel discussion featuring critical and humorous analysis of TV commercials. The show originated as a public-access television cable TV program on the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1997.