A new-style turbo-train was demonstrated in Belfort, in Eastern France, on Thursday (23 March). The?
A new-style turbo-train was demonstrated in Belfort, in Eastern France, on Thursday (23 March). The train, which has a top speed of between 155 miles (250 kms) and 186 miles (300 kms) an hour, is operated by gas turbine engines. The train shown in Belfort was composed of two engine units -- one at each end -- and three carriages between.
The train carries both first and second class passengers and can be enlarged with additional carriages according to requirements. It is also air conditioned and designed to withstand the heavy pressure which results from high-speed travel. The train is an improved version of models which are already in service with French National Railways.
SYNOPSIS: This isn't a rocket on its side. Instead, it's a now-style French turbo-train which was shown to journalists at Belfort, in Eastern France, on Thursday.
The train, powered by gas turbine engineer can reach speeds of between 155 miles an hour and 186 miles an hour. The basic for has engine units at both ends with three passengers cars between them.
The train carries both first and second class passengers and can be enlarged to suit requirements. It's an improved version of a turbo-train which is already in service with French National Railways. It's air conditioned and is specially constructed in a one-unit form to withstand the severe pressures of high-speed land travel. The train's air-circulation system is so sophisticated that it can re-cycle air when the vehicle is in a tunnel and stop the drawing in of engine fumes. This train runs along on six sets of wheels, each of which is powered. It's hoped that larger trains will carry from 300 to 600 passengers.