The New York Central railroad refuses to acknowledge that it's testing a jet-powered train. But?
The New York Central railroad refuses to acknowledge that it's testing a jet-powered train. But it is. (TAPE IN - SILENT - :29)
This is the experimental vehicle as it was being towed to begin a 30-mile test run from Butler, Indiana, to Bryan, Ohio. The engine is actually a converted club car with a new front and twin air-force jet engines mounted on the top. It's called the "black bettle."
The test in this film was more for general performance than for speed because the vehicle reportedly can go at least 315 miles an hour. It is designed for rapid shuttle service between major cities. (BRING UP NATURAL SOF) Here's how the test run looked and sounded.
Railroad men observing the test said the speed you observed there was more than 100 miles per hour...but definitely not the maximum possible.