French train breaks speed record at 357.2 mph / 574.8 kph

“PARIS, France (AP) – A French train with a 25,000-horsepower engine and special wheels broke the world speed record Tuesday for conventional rail trains, reaching 357.2 mph (574.8 kph) as it zipped through the countryside to the applause of spectators.

Roaring like a jet plane, with sparks flying overhead and kicking up a long trail of dust, the black and chrome V150 with three double-decker cars surpassed the record of 320.2 mph (515.3 kph) set in 1990 by another French train.”

Wow, that’s fast!!! :eek:

On a different note: The French medical system has been swamped with people complaining of hearing loss. Boom!