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How much does a Train Weigh?

Traffic engineers affirm with all certainty that the international transportation of goods and passengers on the railway remains the best way. Congested roads, long delays to and from the airport made passengers choose the railway transport. The first record of speed, of 181km/hour was set by a steam locomotive of New York Central in 1893. Circulation at such speed was impossible at that time. Today, diesel trains are spectacular, reaching a speed of 260 km/hour. The fastest high speed train is the France train called TGV which achieved a speed of 547,8km/hour in 2007. The weight of a train is difficult to be determined, but usually a locomotive weighs 120-240 tons, and a rail car around 30 tons if it is empty.

by Margaret Walker on Tue, 04/12/2011 - 18:38

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