new train record today

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  1. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    france set a new train record today . It went 357 miles per hour ssswwwwwwwwuuuusssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  2. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    thats on conventional track
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I heard that on the radio on the way home from work (while traveling 40 MPH) :) and was amazed. What must it be like to be a passenger watching the world zoom by like that!?
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  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    That sounds wicked cool but just think of the derailment possiblities..... :eek:
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I also heard that, now that they have done that, the regular trains will be running at a reduced speed of 200 mph.
  7. Rector

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    Hats off to the French for this new record. Yes their regular train service will crawl by at a meager 200 mph - just as it has done for some years now. I don't know about others but when I ride a train I like to see the detail of the scenery/buildings/other trains passing by at a slightly more leisurely pace - without being strapped into my seat feeling G-force! (No matter how good the wine is!):thumb:
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I'm givin' 'er all she's got, Cap'n! She's only a V150!

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    scotty I need full power
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    I watched that video and see those people riding and I cant help but think thats what it would be like to ride in a lionel train. You know those that have two speeds, fast and faster. lol neat video
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Train watchers have to be in position and have a high shutter speed to catch one of those. No train chasing unless you have a fast airplane.