Anyone else interested in high-speed rail?
By which I mean real high speed - above 300Mph.
How about this: https://carnewschina...h-record-train/
The Chinese have recently introduced this incredible train with what appears to be a top design speed (cruising speed) of 500Kmh(311Mph).
Obviously, the French took the current record of 574Kmh (357Mph) in 2007 but that was with a special train and special circumstances, the above Chinese train is a service train!
Meanwhile, in the USA, "Beardy Bloke", presumably along with Elon Musk, are working on a different sort of technology: https://newatlas.com...d-record/52668/ and https://www.wired.co...ne-engineering/
This is "only" 387Kmh (240Mph) but for early days, I find it quite fascinating. The ambition with this is to go at or above supersonic speeds and eventually when that happens, the jet airliner should be doomed.
As someone who absolutely hates and detests the ''airport'' experience, I can't wait.
Please feel free to add to this in any way you can.
Edited by Allegheny1600, 04 February 2018 - 12:40 .