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Why Can't Trains Go Uphill? | James May's Q&A | Earth Lab

Published on Jul 19, 2013 2,896,414 views

James May looks at why trains can't go uphill!


Taken from James May's Q&A Ep 30

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  • korbitr
    korbitr 3 года назад But what if the train is made out of an Audi S8 and a few caravans?
  • skipperfromppd
    skipperfromppd 2 года назад I see what did there.... TOP GEAR
  • Andy Merrett
    Andy Merrett Год назад Are you going for irony, Grammar Nazi?
  • Mooch Buster
    Mooch Buster Год назад Hahaha ask Jeremy about that 😂😂
  • Sanmtlyre 02
    Sanmtlyre 02 Год назад CWINDOWSsystem32 chased by a tgv
  • Louis Nonyourbuissnes
    Louis Nonyourbuissnes Год назад Then call world's strongerst man
  • Salahuddin Ashiq
    Salahuddin Ashiq 8 месяцев назад Jeremy will come to win the race
    NINTENDOSH 8 месяцев назад it normally results in a fire. check the link.
  • Salahuddin Ashiq
    Salahuddin Ashiq 8 месяцев назад NINTENDOSH LEGIT ,😑😑😑
  • シモンイスガブリエル
    シモンイスガブリエル 7 месяцев назад TONIGHT
    PARKLIFE 6 месяцев назад yeah, what about the sports train?
    GRD PROJEKT 5 месяцев назад Or a Jag XJS with a chopped top roof?
  • Olympus_593
    Olympus_593 5 месяцев назад Hey James! What Clarkson? Ur train’s on fire! Is it?
  • Handsome Beluga Whale
    Handsome Beluga Whale 4 месяца назад @Sanmtlyre 02 *TG V12
  • Cyclingbob
    Cyclingbob 4 месяца назад That is the best train ever if it didn't burn down
  • Fu Sensei
    Fu Sensei 4 месяца назад SPEEEEEEEED POWERRRR
  • Justin Vancuran
    Justin Vancuran 4 месяца назад I loved that episode the sports train was better
  • Matthew Wright
    Matthew Wright 3 месяца назад And a Jaguar
  • Tyler Colettio
    Tyler Colettio 3 месяца назад korbitr/CWINDOWSsystem32 love your profile pic lol
  • Potter's Police Videos
    Potter's Police Videos 1 месяц назад It doesn't matter, with Hammond doing the catering the whole thing will catch fire anyway.
  • Prince ZackRulezFilex
    Prince ZackRulezFilex 1 месяц назад (изменено) But what about the TGV12
  • ibishu pigeon.
    ibishu pigeon. 1 месяц назад And that's the story of that!
  • Audi
    Audi 1 месяц назад You won't believe it but my name's Audi
  • TwistedClown912
    TwistedClown912 2 недели назад Anythings possible. Even bringing Top Gear back into it's glory days.
  • Pie yield _
    Pie yield _ Неделю назад Lol
  • Armin Outdoor Brot
    Armin Outdoor Brot Неделю назад Seems like s brilliant idea, and it shouldn't atch on fire or anything, I mean its basically foolproof
  • TheUnk_own BoYo
    TheUnk_own BoYo Неделю назад Oh yeah i forgot about that
  • Al Schwartz
    Al Schwartz 5 дней назад pikeys would steal the caravans
  • RGA1
    RGA1 3 дня назад POWEEERRRD
  • Miles Coverdale
    Miles Coverdale 2 дня назад If Reliant Robins can fly, why not trains?
  • TheLovie999
    TheLovie999 2 дня назад Dear Andy, would you define ''Nazi'' please including a few historical references? No, you would not. As you do not have the foggiest you are talking about, sunshine. Love.
  • огромная эрекция
    огромная эрекция 2 дня назад Gay
  • Trydodis
    Trydodis 9 месяцев назад Who just realised trains can’t go uphill? Now when i think of it, thats why they make holes in mountains to go through...
  • Weezeteer
    Weezeteer 1 месяц назад Trydodis *realized
  • Steven Mackenzie
    Steven Mackenzie 1 месяц назад @Weezeteer realised *
  • Weezeteer
    Weezeteer 1 месяц назад Steven Mackenzie You made the same grammatical mistake as him, it’s “realized”
  • Steven Mackenzie
    Steven Mackenzie 1 месяц назад @Weezeteer actually I was just trying to make a point. You can spell it either way. Americans tend to go for your spelling while the rest of the English speaking world tend to go for 'realised'. So correcting someone's spelling of the word isn't really necessary.
  • flat pup
    flat pup Неделю назад @Weezeteer its realised unless your an american in which your language is wrong anyway, oh what should we call this season that leaves fall of trees... Ahhhh fall ( facepalm)
  • Weezeteer
    Weezeteer Неделю назад flat pup America #1 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
  • Hyper Vanilo
    Hyper Vanilo 4 дня назад @flat pup Autumn for the win
  • Nick Motsarsky
    Nick Motsarsky 4 дня назад Nobody, because they obviously can. Just not very steep hills. Plenty of videos on youtube of trains going uphill.
  • Michael Brinkhues
    Michael Brinkhues 2 дня назад Unless Chuck Norris is the train engineer. In that case the mountain flattens itself. Well, the north german 4000+m range refused...
  • Spit Dragon
    Spit Dragon 2 дня назад It's the same logic behind your citizens's movement in the game "Banished"...
  • Spit Dragon
    Spit Dragon 2 дня назад Looking at the comments, somebody actually brought up my argument. Europe maybe the "origin of proper English" but you guys have no idea how to use a "Z" - which is pronounced Zee by the way not Zed. Sorry, but we use our Z's in America... and you lack at creating new words. A lift is an elevator because it elevates you, not just lifts you up... it's a subtle difference but you can tell where the intellect is being added. Lifting is more of an action, not an item. Probably not the best example, but you know what I mean. As much as we have adopted your words, you have refused to adopt ours... even though you steal everything else from us... (musically, etc) l o l So... huh?
  • Acme. Nipp-on-AiR
    Acme. Nipp-on-AiR 1 день назад @nick Motsarsky: Trains can only go "a bit of a hill". I mean, you need this crazy teeths for more grip for just 30 degree hillyness :D
  • Si Filey
    Si Filey 7 часов назад *color
  • Josbert Lonnee
    Josbert Lonnee 2 дня назад The tractive force does NOT stay the same on a hill. A small part of the weight of the train hangs on the tractive force! When the angle would be 45% (so an incline of 100%) that would even be half of the weight.
  • johnm2012
    johnm2012 1 день назад Canal boats are even worse at climbing hills.
    ALF CARJACKS THE CLOWN 2 дня назад They just need a Jeremy Clarkson and " POOOWWWEERRR"!!
  • Chaos Triumphant
    Chaos Triumphant 2 дня назад UNLIMITED POWEEEEEEEER
  • Jason  Davis
    Jason Davis 1 день назад (изменено) If you would like to derail one put Richard Hammond behind the wheel
  • JohnJaggerJack
    JohnJaggerJack 3 года назад James May is like a white voice version of Morgan Freeman.
  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 3 года назад +JohnJaggerJack He is. I didn't think about that. But then you have the English accent as well. Morgan just has the Mississippi drawl.
  • Phonixrmf
    Phonixrmf 3 года назад +JohnJaggerJack I thought that title belongs to Stephen Fry?
  • Adam Oliphant
    Adam Oliphant 3 года назад +JohnJaggerJack I would have thought that title would go to Stephen Fry.
  • cheroxx
    cheroxx 3 года назад Thought that was Bob Ross, the painter dude..?
    MIND MILK 3 года назад +cheroxx lols!
  • Steven1993
    Steven1993 3 года назад Wallace from Wallace and gromit
  • Andrew Hinz
    Andrew Hinz 3 года назад +JohnJaggerJack true, but he's not Christopher lee
  • Car Guy
    Car Guy 2 года назад +JohnJaggerJack Naah, Jeremy Clarkson is way closer
  • GamerGecko26
    GamerGecko26 2 года назад try tim from grand illusions
  • Sjeska
    Sjeska 2 года назад David Attenborough, hands down.
    PRIME Год назад Not even close
    CYNICAL REALIST Год назад James has a degree and also has a pilot license so to sum it up: he's very smart and interesting....ya more than close........................
  • Wade L.
    Wade L. Год назад JohnJaggerJack lol,ikr
  • FreeYourselfMorowa
    FreeYourselfMorowa Год назад Don't ever disrespect Morgan freeman like that 😡
  • TurtleBurger
    TurtleBurger 7 месяцев назад Andrew Hinz Agreed, Christopher Lee has the best voice ive ever heard.
  • Gayle Marie
    Gayle Marie 7 месяцев назад JohnJaggerJack I LOVE HIS VOICE
  • MorleyHaus Bloodlines
    MorleyHaus Bloodlines 7 месяцев назад JohnJaggerJack what a ridiculous statement
  • domtron88
    domtron88 7 месяцев назад Eric Taylor Just?? Just???
  • Mekio San
    Mekio San 7 месяцев назад God love you mate!
  • 4ur3n
    4ur3n 2 месяца назад nope
    SCREAMIN' LORD BYRON 2 месяца назад Bullshit! Sounds nothing like him. Anyway morgan freeman sounds like an intellectual white man so rascist comment too! Basically just a stupid comment that has 2k likes.
  • Jamie W
    Jamie W 1 месяц назад SCREAMIN' LORD BYRON He didn’t say he sounded like Morgan Freeman, he’s saying James also has a good speaking voice.
  • Jamie W
    Jamie W 1 месяц назад I would say the best British voice would be between Christopher Lee and John Hurt, unless i’m forgetting somebody 🤔
  • Leigh Pearce
    Leigh Pearce 1 месяц назад @Jamie W I'd say Charles Dance and Ian Mckellen. Particularly since Hurt and Lee are no longer around.
  • Clayton Campbell
    Clayton Campbell 6 дней назад Thomas the tank engine struggled up a hill once. I remember that.
  • john dev james
    john dev james 2 дня назад you made me laugh
  • Mirek Fe
    Mirek Fe 1 день назад Thomas the Wank Engine.
  • Thurnis Haley
    Thurnis Haley 2 года назад Trains can't go uphill because James is too busy driving it and getting lost
  • TGs Train Clips
    TGs Train Clips 2 года назад good one!
  • Caue Moraes
    Caue Moraes Неделю назад James May: *Sees train at the bottom of a hill * "Does that mean he's not coming on, then?"
  • Taikamuna
    Taikamuna 5 дней назад BUT THEY DID IN POLAR EXPRESS
  • Guitarfollower22
    Guitarfollower22 2 года назад has a huge midterm tomorrow decides to watch why trains can't go uphill
  • Reuben Steel
    Reuben Steel 2 года назад How'd it go man?
  • NUhn Aff Yar Buziness
    NUhn Aff Yar Buziness 2 года назад he went downhill
  • Fatalist
    Fatalist 2 года назад and I am currently earning for exams next week....damn university :D
  • Braydon Collins
    Braydon Collins 2 года назад Lol same
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    RedGaming Studio 6 месяцев назад lol ur profile picture
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    fabian gonzalez 4 месяца назад Priority’s on point
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    xd zexxy 4 месяца назад How did u go on ur midterm 2 years ago?
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    __spencer__ 2 месяца назад lmao
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    Just passing by ? 2 месяца назад Guitarfollower22 I have a final exam tomorrow :) Hope your exam went great
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    alexandre007opa 2 месяца назад Did you pass it?
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    Max Mendes 1 месяц назад Good luck hope you passed this midterm 2 years ago!
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    Shannonbarnesdr1 1 месяц назад lmao
  • Raghav Bhandari
    Raghav Bhandari Неделю назад So how didi it went?
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    Robb Неделю назад Ya, your life is just a fuckin meme eh
  • User Name
    User Name 1 день назад @Just passing by ? How did yours go?
  • GermanShepherd1983
    GermanShepherd1983 2 дня назад Nicest thing about this video is the chaps long hair. No man should be wearing short hair.
  • MrCharles26
    MrCharles26 1 день назад This makes me appreciate "Gordon's hill" on Thomas the Tank Engine.
  • Angel Dawn Morningstar
    Angel Dawn Morningstar 1 день назад Ha Ha 🤣😂
  • Trusteft
    Trusteft 5 дней назад In all my life I never thought of this. Thank you 2013 BBC and James May.
  • gsh
    gsh 2 дня назад people going up 80% maybe, but stairs are no gradient -> they are steps, so stepped an not gradually increasing in height as the term "gradient" actually suggests... also with enough grip an/or downforce cars and/or other motorized vehicles should also easily be able to do 80%
  • Unknown Person
    Unknown Person 2 года назад 1:39 James trying to read the script
  • Steve Allen
    Steve Allen 2 недели назад Wouldn't make sense cuz he's not wearing bifocals
  • Purpleboye_
    Purpleboye_ 1 день назад I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can
  • absoftitanium
    absoftitanium 1 час назад I knew I could I knew I could I knew I could...
  • NoJusticeNoPeace
    NoJusticeNoPeace 9 часов назад I can think of a couple of solutions. First would be droppable wheels which increase the surface area on inclines, which could be retracted on straightaways. Second would be reservoirs of fricative material to increase the grip, sprayed ahead of the train, then removed by trailing squeegees behind the train. Or ideally, both together.
  • V12 A Class
    V12 A Class 1 день назад Signal failure on the met line