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 Posted: Wed Jun 8th, 2016 03:55 pm
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Not only they competed for the moon, here's the Russian and the American version
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Here you can read Don Wetzel's story and another video is also provided.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 11th, 2016 12:06 am
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Here ya go. Live video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8ZIJFlU_pA

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 Posted: Sat Jun 11th, 2016 01:43 pm
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What was supposed to be the advantage of that thing--least efficient means of propulsion?

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 Posted: Sat Jun 11th, 2016 07:01 pm
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Not sure of the answer Herb, but my best guess is that it was faster than a normal train. And they tried to compete with the emerging automobile and aircraft by reducing traveltime.

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Another movie quote-"just because we can do it, does it mean we should?"

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 Posted: Sun Jun 12th, 2016 08:11 pm
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Could be a loada hot air !

All the advanced jet-trains & monorails in Thunderbirds...

...all CRASHED & BURNED !

" Whada yer think of that Brains ? "

" Ah a ah yes Mr. Tracey "

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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2016 06:59 am
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@Herb
These railcars are direct succesors of the famous Kruckenberg "Schienenzeppelin", the concept of which had advantages ( e. g. negotiate relatively steep grades at speed -not the original one, but the jet-driven- ) and disadvantages ( all outlined in the article )

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