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Japanís past and future trains float and roll at SCMaglev and Railway Park

(Source: CNET, August 17, 2019)

NEW YORK ó Maglev sounds as sci-fi as teleporters and hovercars. A train that levitates above a track using electromagnets and cruises at aircraft speeds? That couldn't possibly be a reality. Except it is. China has one that connects Shanghai with its airport and flies along at 268 mph (431 km/h). Japan, seeking to reclaim its crown as the world's leader in amazing train tech, is set to open its own maglev route from Tokyo to Nagoya in 2027. Yes, open. Not only has the track been built, but they've been testing it for decades. One of the MLX01 maglev prototypes is the jewel of JR Central's train museum in Nagoya. Appropriately called the SCMaglev and Railway Park, it highlights multiple bullet train generations, plus some even older models from Japan's long history of rail travel.

Full story: www.cnet.com

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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