High-Speed Bullet Train in JapanTrain lovers around the world are jealous of Japan's high-speed trains. For example, the 1,528 miles Shinkansen railways network has trains that go up to 188 mph (300 kph). "Test run speeds have been 443 km/h (275 mph) for conventional rail in 1996, and up to a world record of 581 km/h (361 mph) for maglev trainsets, in 2003."
The shinkansen or bullet train in Japan reaches speeds of up to 320km/h (200mph).
Federal Officials Weigh True Cost of High-Speed Rail in Northeastern U.S. A high-speed Acela train near Odenton Maryland. High-speed rail expansion in the Northeast U.S. faces many physical and financial obstacles. Ryan Stavely / Flickr Skift Take: The population density of the Northeast begs for better high-speed rail. Updating the infrastructure may disturb some areas but as with New York's Penn Station the status quo is unsustainable. Sarah Enelow Federal officials are rethinking a…
The United Aircraft Turbo Train. High speed train powered by Pratt Whitney ST6 gas turbines. Between 1968 and 1984, the Turbo Train was used in the US by Amtrak and in Canada by the Canadian National Railway and then VIA Rail. In 1967, a Turbo Train achieved a #jorgenca
China Railway High-Speed, which is the Chinese railway system, already operates a number of bullet train models like CRH1, CRH2, CRH3, CRH4 and CHR5. CRH3 type is the fastest, based on Velaro Sony Ericsson technology, designed to run at a speed of 350km / hour (though in 2008, a CRH3 reach a top speed of 394.3 km / h (245 mph) during tests carried out between Beijing and Tianjin).
The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains
Long before there were bullet trains and high-speed light rail systems, people experimented with creating super-streamlined trains that could whisk people across the country in Googie splendor. In some alternate universe, these streamlined trains of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s are still in service.
8 Of The World's Most Popular High-Speed Trains (PHOTOS)
French High Speed Train. This train is called the TGV, it's been in operation since 1991. This high speed train had a piece of lead that rubbed against the wire to have Internet connection. In 1990, it was finally ready to be tested. Since then, it reached a mega-whopping 575 kilometers an hour.
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