Jet powered train..

Jet powered train..

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:08 pm

Video: A Jet-Powered Train That Made History



http://www.popsci.com/article/science/v ... SOC&dom=fb
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Re: Jet powered train..

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:05 pm

"Oh, kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go
'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet TRAIN
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go"

Would the song feel the same if John Denver left on a jet TRAIN instead?
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Re: Jet powered train..

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:22 pm

The big problem is tracks in the U.S. besides fuel consumption naturally, I know the L-11s that we had burned a gal. per minute under normal conditions & that was flying. Those engines were small & not pulling a much of a load, I wouldn't even venture to guess what a fully loaded train would burn. I used to like to see the jet engine funny cars that would travel the drag strips, they were moving.
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Re: Jet powered train..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:13 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_sled

How about a ride on this baby? :)
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Re: Jet powered train..

PostBy: Ed.A On: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:13 pm

grumpy wrote:Video: A Jet-Powered Train That Made History



http://www.popsci.com/article/science/v ... SOC&dom=fb


Thanks Grumpy, that was crazy awesome! Chill's man, too freaking cool.
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Re: Jet powered train..

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:00 am

Worked with a engineer (former Penn Central) and friend of mine who did test runs of the Amtrak Turboliners back in the 70's on the North East Corridor. Yeah bad idea. Burn't the brake shoes right off the thing. Unfortunately don't remember more of the conversation. Was years ago. Matt
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