High speed trains – can they reach 30 kms/hour?

Amazing. Simply amazing these trains. Over some big circuits with inclined curves with a three meter diameter and special straight rails with more than thirty meters, the trains easily rich the speed between twenty and twenty five  kilometers hour with the major goal of surpass the incredible number of thirty kilometers/hour.

In the videos shown below, you will easily recognize among other personalized trains, the TGV 7938, the white 7987 and the older 4511 (which is pretty good for these tasks because it has a light weight). Both of them have, of course, special engines – they even have multiple engines per train prepared to give a fast acceleration and reach the top speed in the shortest possible space.

A couple of videos show, purposely I think, Continue reading