High speed train: 575 km/h

This is not the world's fastest train any more, but the speed is amazing: 575 km/h (357 mph).

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+8 1. AshBird commented 12 years ago

i imagine a sudden break at that speed.

imagine the passengers
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+3 2. rubi commented 12 years ago

nice train the TGV =)
3 more mph missing for new world record ^^
(360.8 mph reached by a Japanese magnetic levitation, or Maglev, train in 2003)
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+4 3. Guss commented 12 years ago

This is not the world's fastest train, but this is the fastest railroad train and fastest comercial train
The Japanese train is a prototype and magnetic.
its maximum commercial speed (with passengers) is 320 km/h
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+6 4. shadowboy commented 12 years ago

to rubi: maglev is not a "classic" train with wheels, so you can´t compare maglev and classic train... ;)
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+11 5. Chrisofskjern commented 12 years ago

Who dares to train surf that thing?
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+6 6. moskwiz commented 12 years ago

I saw somewhere a show about the Japanese maglev trains.. and it stated that they are now carrying out tests and developing a tunnel for the maglev trains that would be pumped out of air so there'd be virtually no air resistance..

They stated that maglev's could then potentially reach speeds of 3000km/h (1800mph) and up with no problem..

And again: they're already developing that system.. Imagine.. Paris to Beijing in like 5 or so hours (dunno the dist betw. the two so just an assumptional figure).. Commercial airlining would be cut in half! :)
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+7 7. Cargoon commented 12 years ago

Good old public transit. 575km/h and some how still late and crowded. :)
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+3 8. r4v3r commented 12 years ago

Mind the gap!
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+11 9. dave9191 commented 12 years ago

That must have been the most disappointing wait ever - 1:25. Probably standing there for hours waiting to see the train and 3 sec later its gone. You blink you miss it.
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+9 10. most_uniQue commented 12 years ago

@1:24 :O
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+6 11. Woll commented 12 years ago

I heard it's actually a French troop carrier designed to ferry personnel as far a way from the front line as quickly as possible.
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+9 12. Zoooidberg commented 12 years ago

As a train driver myself I know a little about trains :)
A train has of cause metal wheels which are not flexible as a car tyre. So the contact to the rails is very small and therefore a train can’t break that much.
I Denmark some of our trains has a magnetbreak as a supplement to the airbreak. In case of an emergency (or slippery rails or a too high speed to the platform :-D ), we can lower some powerful magnets an apply 1500volt to them. These magnets catch the rails and help the train to a quicker stop. But anyway the breakforce is not that great.
When I use the emergency break the passengers will not notice the stop as a “powerful” stop.
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-6 13. Woll commented 12 years ago

#12 - When you make an anouncement to your passengers, do you end it with

"Waaooooooooooooo -woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo" ?
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+7 14. Zoooidberg commented 12 years ago

Woll: I don't get it...?
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+6 15. Woll commented 12 years ago

15# -Sorry, I was getting you mixed up with Dr Zoidberg.

Whoop whoop.
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+2 16. alexnader commented 12 years ago

#15 i get it now
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+5 17. Zoooidberg commented 12 years ago

Arh, Dr. Zoidberg rules!! :)
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+6 18. proairgun commented 12 years ago

it's normal that is the best, it's made by french >:) O:)
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+6 19. moskwiz commented 12 years ago

Completely inappropriate #11, but lol
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-5 20. theqcbeast commented 12 years ago

#(removed comment) calm down cowgirl with your usa ego...
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+4 21. AL-AIN commented 12 years ago

ok ok ok ill ad twenturbo to my hayabusa and race this fastest train!!! but the road??????
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+3 22. Rinsy commented 12 years ago

Like its going 2 fly.. man..
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+2 23. ringmaster commented 12 years ago

#15 I don't understand the point in comment your own comment. That's all. I'd like to try this or even faster trains. :(|)
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+1 24. lockandload commented 10 years ago

now thats a fast service :D
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+1 25. Pizzathehutt26 commented 8 years ago

#6 I was studying technology in uni and got onto biomimicry, those Japanese trains changed the nose of the front to mimic a kingfisher bird because they observed them fly into the water at great speed with little to no splash. I found the whole biomimicry subject to be really fascinating.