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300 MPH Passenger Train





jwellsy
I''d love to see this train. Don't want to ride it, but I'd love to see it.
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China passenger train hits 300 mph, breaks record



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By ANITA CHANG


BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour (486 kilometers per hour) Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be opened link between Beijing and Shanghai, state media said.

The Xinhua News Agency said it was the fastest speed recorded by an unmodified conventional commercial train. Other types of trains in other countries have traveled faster.

A specially modified French TGV train reached 357.2 mph (574.8 kph) during a 2007 test, while a Japanese magnetically levitated train sped to 361 mph (581 kph) in 2003.

State television footage showed the sleek white train whipping past green farm fields in eastern China. It reached the top speed on a segment of the 824-mile (1,318-kilometer) -long line between Zaozhuang city in Shandong province and Bengbu city in Anhui province, Xinhua said.

The line is due to open in 2012 and will halve the current travel time between the capital Beijing and Shanghai to five hours.

The project costs $32.5 billion and is part of a massive government effort to link many of China's cities by high-speed rail and reduce overcrowding on heavily used lines.

China already has the world's longest high-speed rail network, and it plans to cover 8,125 miles (13,000 kilometers) by 2012 and 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) by 2020.

The drive to develop high-speed rail technology rivals China's space program in terms of national pride and importance. Railway officials say they want to reach speeds over 500 kph (312 mph).

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101203/D9JSBBLG0.html
mahirh
jwellsy wrote:
I''d love to see this train. Don't want to ride it, but I'd love to see it.
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The drive to develop high-speed rail technology rivals China's space program in terms of national pride and importance. Railway officials say they want to reach speeds over 500 kph (312 mph).

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101203/D9JSBBLG0.html

unless its not on earth i think it might not be successful mainly because of gravity
at the speed of 500 kph the vehicle might generate almost 3 gs which we wouldn't want to experience unless we take extensive training for about 1 year the experience would be like an elephant is sitting on your chest and there are also and high chances of blackouts
jilbs
wow, that soooper fast! I wonder how it feels riding that train. Very Happy
ocalhoun
Hm... You might want to consult a physics text book and try again...
mahirh wrote:

unless its not on earth i think it might not be successful mainly because of gravity

Not so much... acceleration forces/inertia is what I think you mean.
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at the speed of 500 kph the vehicle might generate almost 3 gs

Not at all... G forces are caused by acceleration (any change in speed/direction)... Not by speed.
On a train traveling at a steady speed in a constant direction, passengers wouldn't feel any extra G-forces at all.
They'll only be exposed to G-forces when the train accelerates, slows down, or turns... Being a train, it's sure to accelerate and decelerate slowly, and the designers were probably thoughtful enough to make the turns gradual as well.
Since all the changes should be gradual, the G-forces felt by passengers should be very small.
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which we wouldn't want to experience unless we take extensive training for about 1 year the experience would be like an elephant is sitting on your chest and there are also and high chances of blackouts

I thought most healthy people only experienced problems at around 5g's... [citation needed] But, yes, people with pre-existing health issues could be harmed by 3.
milkshake01
It could even replace airplanes. This is a good idea.
LBDT
mahirh wrote:
jwellsy wrote:
I''d love to see this train. Don't want to ride it, but I'd love to see it.
Quote:



The drive to develop high-speed rail technology rivals China's space program in terms of national pride and importance. Railway officials say they want to reach speeds over 500 kph (312 mph).

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101203/D9JSBBLG0.html

unless its not on earth i think it might not be successful mainly because of gravity
at the speed of 500 kph the vehicle might generate almost 3 gs which we wouldn't want to experience unless we take extensive training for about 1 year the experience would be like an elephant is sitting on your chest and there are also and high chances of blackouts


some more Magnetic Levitation Trains projects:

http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/mpa/stc/train.shtml

http://china.org.cn/china/2014-07/09/content_32898465.htm

http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2963198
crawfish
looks pretty awesome. but is it safe? if It crashes, that would be a mess
fuzzkaizer
maybe quite similar to an airplane-crash? safety is relative ... sometimes you better take the fastest train or plane to get the hell out there where you are, just to save your life...
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