Browsing the "Rail" Tag

Poll Finds That 52% of Californians Want High-Speed Rail Stopped

October 14th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

The California high-speed rail project has been called too expensive and too slow by critics, and it seem the average person is starting to agree. A poll conducted by USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times has found that 52% of Californians want to call it quits on the California High Speed Rail Project


Slingatron Kickstarter Promises Cheaper, Cleaner Space Missions

July 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Derek Tidman was fascinated by magnetic rail-guns and launching heavy things really, really far. Rather than turn his attentions to pumpkins and cattle, however, Tidman invented combined a futuristic rail-gun with an ancient hunting weapon to create the Slingatron – a cheaper, cleaner way to put Earth-bound payloads into orbit


KERS is Coming to Portland's TriMet Light Rail System

June 20th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Oregon’s upcoming TriMet Portland-Milwaukie light rail system line will be one of the first in the nation designed to capture heat energy from braking trains and convert it into electricity that can be used to power other trains accelerating in different parts of the system


New Maglev Train Debuts In Japan

June 14th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

Central Japan Railway has tested the newest Maglev L0 Train. The train is expected to carry 1,000 passengers and can travel up to 311 MPH, allowing the new train to travel over 200 miles from Tokyo to Nagoya in 40 minutes



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