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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 Subscribe to the GE Channel: http://invent.ge/1eGgvZK GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. Connect with GE Online: Visit GE's Website: http://invent.ge Find GE on Google +: http://invent.ge/1dPUUN5 Find GE on Tumblr: http://invent.ge/17syCNf Find GE on Facebook: http://invent.ge/1929rzT Follow GE on Twitter: http://invent.ge/XJAX15 Follow GE on Pinterest: http://invent.ge/16JjInY Follow GE on Instagram: http://invent.ge/1a9XZGb Find GE on LinkedIn: http://invent.ge/1gtUi3e Don Wetzel & Jet Powered Train Make History - GE
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