French Engineers Set Rail Record — With a Bullet
May 8, 2007
In April, a French-engineered high-speed train with a souped-up engine broke the world speed record for conventional rail trains, surpassing 354.1 mph. The French engineering team is not the only one on track to provide super-fast trains, though, nor was its intention simply to break a record. It is also big business.
With a souped-up engine, the high-speed French train codenamed V150 also required new tracks with greater banking on the curves and special larger wheels than the usual train