Travel by jet or by train? Why not both at the same time?

March 01 Comments Off Category: Cold War Tech, Obsolescence, Weird Science

In the early 1970s the Russians followed the American jet train research by sticking two Yak-40 turbo-jet engines to the lead car of an ER22 train. The SVL (high-speed laboratory car) was intended to be used on the Troika Express and during testing is was able to reach speeds of 180mph (250km/hr).. Like it’s American […]