Friday, 21 February 2014

This 1960's Jet Train Is Still America's Fastest Locomotive

This 1960's Jet Train Is Still America's Fastest Locomotive
Feb 21st 2014, 16:40, by Andrew Tarantola

This 1960's Jet Train Is Still America's Fastest Locomotive

In the mid-1960's, New York Central Railroad engineer Don Wetzel was exploring ways to make trains run safer, cheaper, but most importantly: faster. And, clearly, the most logical means of accomplishing all three of these objectives was to strap a pair of Air Force surplus jet engines to the roof of a prototype high-speed locomotive, creating the world's fastest self-propelled train. Wait, what?
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