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Rail from the Future

September 3, 2010


The M-497 “Black Beetle”, a jet-powered prototype engine designed and tested by the New York Central Railroad, was tested in New York during the summer of 1966 and set a speed record of 183 miles per hour.
Read more about it:
[Northeast Railfan]
[Jalopnik]
[Wiki]


Mountain Monorail was illustrated by Kikuzo Ito in 1936. Powered by a propeller, kept in balance by wind pressure on the central tail fin, and held upright at stops by wheels that extended from the sides, it did not happen.
Take a look at other futuristic transportation predictions:
[Pink Tentacle]

Which would you most like to ride?

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