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FS used the occasion of every new line to break its own record in test runs - by minute amounts: 348 km/h on the Rome-Naples line, 350.8 and then 352.0 km/h on the Turin-Novara line, and back on 1 March, 355.5 km/h on Milan-Bologna. Here is a video of the last-mentioned run:

(Though the test train had only 3 middle cars, the acceleration from 199 km/h to the top speed took more than ten minutes.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Dec 14th, 2008 at 05:16:09 AM EST

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