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2015-04-22 00:00:00

An experimental Japanese maglev train hit a top speed of 374 miles per hour in tests on Tuesday, setting a new world record. Now that’s fast!

2013-03-29 23:01:48

In the centennial of New York’s Grand Central Terminal, train stations become a cultural crossroad. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Grand Central

Japan Unveils Prototype Of Faster Floating Train
2012-11-26 13:25:34

Japan unveils a prototype of its floating train, which is slated to be more efficient and can run at speeds up to 311 mph.

2009-04-28 07:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) is using IBM software to manage maintenance and logistics for the revolutionary high-speed rail network that runs along the west coast of Taiwan.

2009-03-03 09:01:00

First Application is for Bullet Train ("Shinkansen") Bridges in Japan ATLANTA, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeSpan Technologies, an innovator of advanced structural condition assessment solutions for civil infrastructure, announces the commercial availability of its newest PeakStrain(TM) sensor, allowing rapid and accurate evaluation of bridge conditions after a seismic event.

2009-02-23 06:45:00

After nearly a century and a half of rail history, trains are being hailed as integral to California’s growth in the 21st century.

2009-02-12 11:27:23

Britain said it awarded a $10.6 billion train upgrade contract to a Japanese consortium, the new trains to replace 30-year-old trains on two busy lines. Agility Trains, a consortium that includes Hitachi, makers of bullet trains, won the bid for the contract to build new trains for the Great Western and East Coast train lines. However, Transportation Secretary Geoff Hoon said the government spending will create or save 12,500 jobs in Britain, The Times of London reported Thursday The trains...

2008-09-03 18:00:34

Tokyo, Sept. 3 (Jiji Press)--Central Japan Railway Co. has estimated that its planned magnetic levitation, or maglev, Shinkansen line, linking Tokyo and Osaka, will not require the building of new power plants, Jiji Press learned Wednesday.

2008-07-02 12:00:56

By Kyodo News International, Tokyo Jul. 1--TOKYO -- Graffiti found Tuesday on the body of a Shinkansen bullet train forced railway operator East Japan Railway Co. to cancel a scheduled Niigata Prefecture-bound run, affecting some 500 would-be passengers, JR East officials said.

2008-02-16 03:00:26

By Briginshaw, David THE normally select world of high-speed rail, where construction of new lines has been limited to a small, but slowly-growing, club of generally rich or powerful countries, has been turned upside down this month with major developments on three continents and more to come.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.