Monday, November 26, 2007

Are MAGLEV Trains THE FUTURE? Hope so, these babies are a blast, got to ride one in while in China last April, from Shanghai to Pudong and back.........at a cool 290 MPH.

Unlike conventional diesel- and electric-powered trains, the motor for maglev trains is essentially embedded in the track. The track creates a traveling magnetic field beneath the train, which lifts the cars and propels them at 300-plus mph. The train’s on-board systems are powered by induction from the track. And only the section of track under the train is energized.

3 Comments:

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Bar Kochba said...

Sound cool! You were in China? Wow!

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

300 +?...woohooooooooooo!

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

BK,

China is amazing....very beautiful and a dump...more on that later, will do a post..... after arriving in Shanghai, , took a bus to Hangzhou (3-4 hours) and went to West Lake, which is the "Camp David" of China, where we stayed is where President Nixon and Henry Kissinger signed the treaty to end the Vietnam War.......this was a very beautiful place....and also the Green Tea captital of the world. I am a collector and imbiber of green tea from China (sounds gay, but the shiite is excellent).

The MAGLEV was great.

 

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