• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS FORMALLY TAKEN POSSESSION OF TWO EXPERIMENTAL TRAINS THAT HAVE BEEN OPERATED IN TEST RUNS AT MORE THAN 170 MILES (237 KMS) AN HOUR.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS FORMALLY TAKEN POSSESSION OF TWO EXPERIMENTAL TRAINS THAT HAVE BEEN OPERATED IN TEST RUNS AT MORE THAN 170 MILES (237 KMS) AN HOUR. THE WIFE OF MR. ALAN BOYD, THE U.S. SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, BROKE A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE ON ONE OF THE TURBINE-POWERED ENGINES AT THE CEREMONY AT THE COAST GUARD ACCEDEMY IN NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT.

    THE NEW TRAINS ARE TO BE USED ON THE U.S. GOVERNMENTS PLANNED NEW YORK TO BOSTON RAIL SERVICE. HOWEVER, THEIR SPEEDS WILL BE KEPT DOWN TO 120 MILES (193 KMS) A HOUR WHEN THEY GO INTO REGULAR PASSENGER SERVICE IN ABOUT A MONTH. THE NEW TRAINS WILL REDUCE THE USUAL TRAIN RUN BETWEEN NEW YORK AND BOSTON BY ABOUT ONE HOUR.

    THE INTERIOR OF THE TRAINS RESEMBLE A JET AIRLINER'S INTERIOR, EVEN TO THE EXTENT WHERE MEALS ARE SERVED AT EACH SEAT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BZZF8YLRF1GUIWATEYJO31CL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BZZF8YLRF1GUIWATEYJO31CL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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