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‘Higher-speed' trains to precede true high-speed rail in U.S.

(Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, July 13, 2012)

PHILADELPHIA — Can you have a European- or Japanese-style high-speed rail experience, even if the train is creeping along at less than 150 miles an hour? Yes, say international manufacturers who are touting the prospects of smooth, quiet, luxurious rides for American passengers, even though it will be many years, even decades, before 220-m.p.h. bullet trains show up in the United States.

Full story: Philadelphia Inquirer

Friday, July 13, 2012

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