Old 04-13-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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I ran across this on a Russian blog.
http://englishrussia.com/?p=831
I couldn't find much info on it but apparently this prototype was built in the 70s and was powered by two Yak-40 engines. It was able to run up to 180mph! That would certainly be far more impressive than watching the Acela blow by.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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Did you intend to include a link to a picture?

180mph doesn't seem that impressive, that is the speed TGVs do in normal service. At least some do.

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On the other hand, I'm not sure what speeds trains were achieving back in the '70s.
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:36 PM   #3
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I ran across this on a Russian blog.

I couldn't find much info on it but apparently this prototype was built in the 70s and was powered by two Yak-40 engines. It was able to run up to 180mph! That would certainly be far more impressive than watching the Acela blow by.
I think i know this train, but you got your info all wrong. built in the 1870s, it runs up to 18.0 mph and is powered by two yaks. It's still more impressive than Acela though.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:24 AM   #4
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Oops, looks like the site blocks hotlinking their images, but since it was cached on my machine it would show up. Image replaced w/ link to page!

http://englishrussia.com/?p=831
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:14 PM   #5
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Interesting train. A bit different than the turbos.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:48 PM   #6
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