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This is a Train Going Fast

As in: really fast. As in: 260 mph fast.

This is the $1.3 billion Shanghai Transrapid train, which cruising speed around 268mph. Though oddly short for a train so fast (19 miles, according to Wikipedia) it is nonetheless a marvel of engineering.

Coming from Michigan, mass transit to me means “lots of cars, lots of highway.” So perhaps you can understand why I am in complete awe of trains that not only take you places, but do so at impossibly fast speeds.

Perhaps someday I’ll be able to ride a maglev in this country. Until then, I’ll keep watching Chinese YouTube videos.

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