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    Japan's first "bullet train," the first standard- gauge train built in the nation, proceeds to break all world speed records for trains during its early trial runs.

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    Japan's first "bullet train," the first standard- gauge train built in the nation, proceeds to break all world speed records for trains during its early trial runs.The streamlined super-express, which next year will cover the 600 kilometers between Tokyo and Osaka in daily, three-hour runs, hits a top speed of 256 kilometers an hour during its test run on the first completed section of the new Tokkaido Line.

    Aboard the four-coach train are newsmen and invited guests.Riding in the engineer's cab is Shinzi Sogo, president of the Japan National Railways, as the train flashes through tunnels, across bridges and past Mount Fuji, looming nearby.

    The diesel-engined streamliner passes its tests with literally flying colors, establishing a new speed record for trains and evoking worldwide interest that is believed one of the principal reasons that railroading experts from 13 nations attend the April "railways symposium" in Tokyo.The one-week meeting is conducted under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, and delegates from England, Germany and America--three nations that helped develop Japan's railways--are on hand to see the world's fastest train.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABDTC8KKP2ECIMSPCAIYFYOQ1J
    Media URN:
    VLVABDTC8KKP2ECIMSPCAIYFYOQ1J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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