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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rogerw, Apr 4, 2007.
france set a new train record today . It went 357 miles per hour ssswwwwwwwwuuuusssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh
thats on conventional track
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!?
That sounds wicked cool but just think of the derailment possiblities.....
here's the thread that has the link to the story
I also heard that, now that they have done that, the regular trains will be running at a reduced speed of 200 mph.
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:
I'm givin' 'er all she's got, Cap'n! She's only a V150!
scotty I need full power
Here is a video:
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
Man.... did you hear the WOOSH as it went under the bridge!!
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.