Tuesday, April 03, 2007

French set new rail speed record

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).

anyone tried taking the train from dc to new orleans?

i did it once for halloween. it takes 13 hours to get to atlanta (where you get off at some place resembling a small post office perched over a highway), and then another 11 hours to get to new orleans.

that's 24 hours...

america. where there is no investment in fast public transportation infrastructure.

...the acela doesn't really count, because just look at the route covered compared to the rest of the country.

and america's the richest nation on earth. how come the french can do it?

oh i forgot, europe hasn't completely sold out to the automobile industry.

see previous blog...

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