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(YouTube)   American speed record train. How, you say? Jet engines naturally. When, you say? 1966   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2014-07-17 10:30:26 AM  
Go, Speed Record, go!
 
2014-07-17 11:46:42 AM  
Ah, the 1960s.  Before silly concepts like 'environmental impact' and 'safety design' went and ruined
all the fun.

Seriously, though:  this is a great example of brute-force engineering.

/Try to get surplus bomber engine pods there days without getting a call from DHS.
 
2014-07-17 12:25:23 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Ah, the 1960s.  Before silly concepts like 'environmental impact' and 'safety design' went and ruined
all the fun.

Seriously, though:  this is a great example of brute-force engineering.

/Try to get surplus bomber engine pods there days without getting a call from DHS.


I alays like that kind of engineering, especially when you see the interviews where they talk about how they took two unrelated things mashed them together and made something awesome.
 
2014-07-17 12:47:35 PM  

groppet: DjangoStonereaver: Ah, the 1960s.  Before silly concepts like 'environmental impact' and 'safety design' went and ruined
all the fun.

Seriously, though:  this is a great example of brute-force engineering.

/Try to get surplus bomber engine pods there days without getting a call from DHS.

I alays like that kind of engineering, especially when you see the interviews where they talk about how they took two unrelated things mashed them together and made something awesome.


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2014-07-17 07:32:34 PM  
It's sad to think that the fastest train ever in the USA was a one-shot stunt that was slower than the slowest of the top ten trains in regular service today. The fastest train in regular service in the USA today is about 1/3 the speed of a 20-year old TGV.
 
2014-07-17 07:38:21 PM  
This is the central tragedy of humanity.  We must settle for drab, mediocre compromises on what we all know is our ultimate vehicular destiny:  jet-powered sharks.
 
2014-07-18 11:00:02 AM  

natazha: It's sad to think that the fastest train ever in the USA was a one-shot stunt that was slower than the slowest of the top ten trains in regular service today. The fastest train in regular service in the USA today is about 1/3 the speed of a 20-year old TGV.


All of those top-ten trains you speak of are powered by electricity from the track or wire. This one, as the guy said, carried its motive power with it.
 
2014-07-18 01:09:42 PM  
Sigh. Engineers had so much fun back then.
 
2014-07-18 03:37:28 PM  

groppet: interviews where they talk about how they took two unrelated things mashed them together and made something awesome.


Hey! You got nutella in my jenkem. No, you got....

/sorry
 
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