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#152422 - 3rd Apr 2007 1:06pm French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record
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A French high-speed train (TGV) has smashed the world record for a train on rails by a big margin, reaching 574.8km/h (356mph).

The previous TGV record was 515km/h (320mph), set in 1990.

The record attempt by a modified TGV took place on a track between Paris and the eastern city of Strasbourg.

The absolute train speed record was set by a Japanese magnetic levitation train - Maglev - in 2003. It reached 581km/h (361mph).

These figures must be what Branson and co can only dream of haha! Quite some speed for a train on wheels (can the Maglev really be classed as a train, I think its more a tram, with a train shell lol).

Bloody French making us look stoopid again lmao!

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#152498 - 3rd Apr 2007 7:50pm Re: French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record [Re: MattLFC]
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bloody hell that takes some doing if you think how heavy a train is lol
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#152506 - 3rd Apr 2007 10:21pm Re: French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record [Re: MattLFC]
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was only goin that fast to stop any immigrants gettin on....
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#152507 - 3rd Apr 2007 10:24pm Re: French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record [Re: jonah]
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#152513 - 3rd Apr 2007 11:46pm Re: French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record [Re: jonah]
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was only goin that fast to stop any immigrants gettin on....


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#152561 - 4th Apr 2007 11:22pm Re: French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record [Re: Wheels]
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i found the video of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8skXT5NQzCg

looks best about the 3min mark with the still cameras.


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#152571 - 5th Apr 2007 3:09pm Re: French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record [Re: Wheels]
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I seen this on the News, with the clip you posted
when it goes under the bridge...

One word Fook ...........

Tea at 350mph lol

We will never get to those speeds with our railways. frown
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#152574 - 5th Apr 2007 3:19pm Re: French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record [Re: Mark]
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The speed it goes under the bridge is absolutely phenominal!

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#152604 - 5th Apr 2007 5:45pm Re: French Train Breaks Its Own Speed Record [Re: Mark]
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Originally Posted By: Mark
I seen this on the News, with the clip you posted
when it goes under the bridge...

One word Fook ...........

Tea at 350mph lol

We will never get to those speeds with our railways. frown


only cos we've got the wrong type of bridges to do those speeds under,according to a network rail spokesperson.... lol
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