Faster Than A Speeding Bullet Train: TGV, France

According to a story today from the Associated Press, a French TGV (Train a Grane Vitesse) with a 25,000-horsepower engine and special wheels broke the world speed record for conventional rail trains. It reached a speed of 357.2 mph (574.8 kph) as it zipped through the countryside 125 miles east of Paris to Strasbourg. t

Roaring like a jet plane, the black and chrome V150 with three double-decker cars surpassed the record of 320.2 mph (515.3 kph) set in 1990 by another French train. However, it was 11 mph slower than the record set by by Japan’s magnetically levitated train, which hit 361 mph (580.9 kph) in 2003.

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Posted by Gil Zeimer on April 03, 2007 in Travel

Comments (2)

  1. Cecilia
    Cecilia says:

    Does anyone know the name of the instante coffee served on the TGV?

  2. Amarendra biswal
    Amarendra biswal says:

    First I like France very much. I want to learn the French language. I like the tgv train very much.Please help india how we will get faster train journey in india.France is a beautyful country what i read in our general knowledge books and in real life it is 100% true like Japan.

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