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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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Don Wetzel & Jet Powered Train Make History - GE

On a clear July day in 1966, New York Central Railroad engineer Don Wetzel and his team boarded a specially modified Buddliner railcar. Bolted to the roof above them were two GE J47-19 jet engines. Wetzel throttled the engines up and tore down a length of track from Butler, Indiana, to Stryker, Ohio, at almost 184 mph, piloting the experimental vehicle into the record books as the world's fastest jet-powered train. Today, the M-497 is still America's fastest train. Our video team recently caught up with Wetzel at his home. Take a look at his story on GE Reports: http://goo.gl/uQICJx

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