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    Default OT: TGV World Speed Record video clip?

    Sorry for this unusual request, but I was wondering whether there is any place on the web where I could watch the video clip from the May 1990 TGV world speed record (320 mph). Saw it in a TV report some time ago, but forgot to record it. The video clip I am referring to is the one where the camera is placed right besides the trackbed at ground level. Then, after a few seconds, the train races past the camera, rocking it from the shock wave and covering it with dust trailing behind the train.

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    D.M.

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    Default RE: OT: TGV World Speed Record video clip?

    I dont have a link to the TGV but this link will take you to the Transrapid site and you can download the worlds fastest train..
    http://www.transrapid.de/en/index.html
    This Transrapid has beat the TGV for the fastest production train

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    patm41


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    Default RE: OT: TGV World Speed Record video clip?

    Sorry, don't know where the video clip is, you'll probably have to contact French TV to get hold of it. There are a couple of good general TGV clips from Clem Tiller's site: http://www.trainweb.org/tgvpages.

    I don't count the Maglev as a true 'train', in that it effectively is a guided airliner (much the same as a guided bus). True, the technology is quite awesome, and performance runs show it to be the fastest guided vehicle on the planet (with the exception of rocket sleds), but a 'train' implies that its in contact (all being well) with the rails, not merely floating in a magnetic field. Well thats just my view.

    Now a rocket sled....
    designers, it's over to you! :D

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