Breaking records SPEED – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.
Thought for the day….”Out on the edge, you see all sorts of things that you cannot see from the centre”.
” Losers make promises that they often break, winners make commitments that they always keep”
A photo today of the world record holder for conventional trains, the French TGV. The train, seen here in Lausanne station (Switzerland) carries a special paint scheme, and includes details of the world record which it broke on 3rd April 2007, when it achieved a top speed of 574.8 km/h. Although this is the world record for conventional trains (that is, those running on normal rails) the Japanese MAGLEV train set an overall train speed record of 581 km/h. At the other end of the scale, the world’s slowest train is said to be the last running train in Cambodia, which has a top speed of only 17 km/h. The normal top speed of the TGV (as in today’s photo) is 320 km/h, although there are plans to raise this in time.
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