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Old February 28th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #81
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New record 5 days ago at 557kph
Video avaliable here:

http://www.dailymotion.com/visited/s...1ac4w_tgv-4402

and a second one there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6lBjd2Ij8I

And a really cool link for those who wanna all the speed records in video:

http://tgv16orange.free.fr/videos.html
Sweet! Why is it going the wrong way down the line?
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Old March 1st, 2007, 12:36 AM   #82
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@ [email protected]: Problably True as I read somewhere that the ingeneers said that going over 580kph may not be a problem.. so wait & see..

@ CharlieP: Actually these are just tests, and the line is not in service, so trains can run on both tracks, no matter if they are going the right or wrong way

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Old March 1st, 2007, 02:36 PM   #83
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Actually, come to think of it, the rail speed record set in the UK last year on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link was also done by a train going the "wrong way"
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Old March 1st, 2007, 05:33 PM   #84
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On most modern railway lines going on the right or the left side is indifferent. Sometimes they can also be used by two trains in each direction. But usually they are used on the "traditional" side (for example, on the left in UK, France, Switzerland, Italy, or on the right in Germany, Austria, Spain).
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 10:20 PM   #85
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@ [email protected]: Problably True as I read somewhere that the ingeneers said that going over 580kph may not be a problem.. so wait & see..
560 km/h would be great.
580 km/h....hum, hum. I don't know.
600 km/h: in the futur maybe.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #86
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Amazing what they can still do with conventional rails.

Do the trucks still have monoblock wheels?
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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:57 PM   #87
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FRANCE | High Speed Rail

Then you need to visit http://www.record2007.com/jeu/index_en.php.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 10:21 PM   #88
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Old March 24th, 2007, 01:25 PM   #89
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NO Thanks ?????

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Old March 26th, 2007, 06:36 PM   #91
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If u wanna see the colours of the new tgv for the future record (officialy April 4th) check out this link (in french)

http://tf1.lci.fr/infos/economie/ent...u-record-.html

268 Tons, 26000 hp, top speed for the record between 340 and 370 mph

The video will be availiable only for a couple of days

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Old March 26th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #92
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Nice livery ^ ^
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Old March 27th, 2007, 09:33 PM   #93
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http://www.sncf.fr/actu/swf/actuV150Video.swf

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Old March 29th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #94
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Old March 29th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #95
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Taken on the eastern line today, with a new test run at 568,1 kph



(picture taken on a french forum)

And here is a run with a jet (actually that's a test to film the performance from a plane because helicopters are really too slow)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1kqoq_4402-meuse

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Old March 31st, 2007, 02:44 PM   #97
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Responding to the Fastech question, their top speed in commercial service is a little over 400km/h along certain portions of the JR East Shinkansen Lines (does not include Tokaido, which is run by JR Central), with commercial speed sitting around 370 I believe.

People should not write off the MLX-01 in Japan (run by JR Central) as an experimental model. While it is technically a test track now, the current test track will become incorporated into the next-generation Shinkansen as a relief line for the current Tokaido (which is funny, since the Tokaido was a relief line for its conventional narrow-gauge predecessor). That test track will not be a test track forever, it will be extended to Shinjuku in the east and Nagoya and Osaka in the west. Track alignment will be very different from the existing Tokaido Shinkansen, as the next-gen will arc close to the Sea of Japan on its way to Nagoya.

That said, if the TGV can break 600km/h, this still cannot be done on normal operations. The maglev hits between 550-600 on a regular basis, not mere "special test runs". A record is useless if it has no practical applications in the real world. Maglev's 550+ speeds can be used in commercial operation, TGV's can't.
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True, except that HSL trains (except Shanghai's maglev) today does not exceed 320 km/h in normal service.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 05:17 PM   #99
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Fastech 360s prototype

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Responding to the Fastech question, their top speed in commercial service is a little over 400km/h along certain portions of the JR East Shinkansen Lines (does not include Tokaido, which is run by JR Central), with commercial speed sitting around 370 I believe..
http://www.futura-sciences.com/sinformer/b/news221b.php
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"JR East, Japanese railway company, presented this morning [27/06/2005]the prototype of new Shinkansen (high-speed train) which could become the fastest train of the world with a speed of 360 km/h in mode of commercial exploitation. Fastech 360S would thus exceed the French TGV which can currently run to 300 km/h. The development of this supposed train capacity to exceed 400 km/h should last until 2008, the commercial exploitation not being envisaged before 2011 on a new railway in the course of construction. "


This is the best description I could find of the Fastech 360S which has not yet been built. It is the latest in a long series of experimental trains which have been built and tested in Japan to improve the technology of high speed trains. So far none of them has entered service running faster than 300km/h and the current speed limit on the JR East Tohoku line is 275 km/h. The Japanese may try to recapture the world speed record with the Fastech 360s in 2008/09 when this prototype is built.
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True, except that HSL trains (except Shanghai's maglev) today does not exceed 320 km/h in normal service.
Does the Shanghai maglev really achieve 320 km/h in normal service over less than 100 km of maglev track?
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