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the thing about the German speed record is, that it took them more than fifty years to reach that speed on that route again and provide an equally fast service as this steam engine provided. (well there was the small problem of the iron curtain....)
by PeWi on Mon Oct 10th, 2005 at 05:38:57 AM EST
...and it could have been ten years less, had politicians not have had a love affair with the Transrapid, the German maglev. The German Railways weren't allowed to reconstruct the Berlin-Hamburg line for 200 km/h after the reunification, because a parallel Transrapid line was planned - which was shelved as too expensive only after a decade.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Oct 10th, 2005 at 06:55:39 AM EST
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