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article imageFrench train sets new world record

By Bharvi     Apr 3, 2007 in World
A high-speed French train with a souped-up engine and wheels broke the world speed record on Tuesday for conventional rail trains, reaching 574.8 kph (357.2 mph).
This record was broken with the one which was set in 1990by the French fast train. The black and chrome train with three double-decker cars, named the V150, bettered the previous record of 515.3 (320.2 mph).
But this finally could not break the record set by Japan's non-conventional magnetically levitated train, which sped to 581 kph (361 mph) in 2003
Sparks flew overhead and a long tail of dust kicked up behind the train as it whizzed through the French countryside, roaring like a jet plane
Driver Eric Pieczac said he is very much proud about his success. He also told he could move more faster than the trial they had done earlier.
"The specially designed train was outfitted to reach at least 540 kph (335.5 mph) - about the speed of a short-distance freight propeller plane."
China and California is trying to introduce there faster trains in order to save time.
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