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Troika

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It's also a funding issue. Public funding is contentious and private funding is a complete non-starter in today's investment environment. When trains were profitable you could observe great growth in how they grew - sometimes hugely redundantly, in parallel with each other, servicing the same lines and routes, due to great competition of age of Railway Barons.

That had later on impact of making lines no longer profitable, which in turn has great influence on culture of railway companies and predilections, financial situation, investment priorities etc, and all of that from foundation of over a century ago.

Regardless, and perhaps because of it, American rail is still massive and quite experienced when dealing with freight. America still haul the greatest amount of freight on Earth, and has almost THREE times the trackage compared to China.

Also, BTW Popeye, the Chinese state media has the tendency of omitting important information when speaking of 'fastest' and 'best'. While this is an incredible achievement and most likely the fastest commercially operated train in the world...

These experimental trains ARE faster.

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SampanViking

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I would say that you are more likely to get your dream high speed trains in the US than not Big Daddy.
High Speed Train networks are being built as a viable alternative to short haul and continental flights. Not only are the speeds getting high enough to make a good comparison (factor in long tedious air port check ins and take off delays) but more importantly the energy cost of these trains being from overhead lines generated by any number of different power stations, is getting considerably cheaper than the cost of aviation fuel.

Flight is going to become the preserve of the rich and for the longest haul trans-ocean flights and use the big new double decker super jumbos to make it cost viable.

Arnie seems to be ahead of the US curve and his visit to Chinese manufacturers was significant as these included the ones that specialised in building HST's that run on existing standard speed lines. The Japanese bullet trains by comparison need to use dedicated HS Track to run.

I am sure that if you check Martians news threads from a month or two ago, you should find it all there.
 

In4ser

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Trains are overrated Obama's got a better idea high speed buses XD
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But Unless American attitudes change, I doubt a though highspeed rails will happen anytime soon. If you look at Europe and Asia, the national government is more centralized and more socialist and that is something a lot of American's are allergic to.
 

AssassinsMace

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For the US, high speed rail will probably be good for the east coast but throughout the US regionally? It's not like they're going to make a line from Los Angeles and New York so you can see America. Americans love their cars and getting there the fastest by jet. High speed rail sits in between.

Regarding that this is not the fastest train. All the articles I've read specify this is the fastest commercial unmodified rail train. Supposedly sometime in the next year they will be testing something going faster. Not sure on the specifics if it's modified or not but it will be faster than this one.
 

siegecrossbow

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Yeah looks like we need to rebuild the transcontinental railroad. This will certainly be more eco-friendly, convenient, and comfortable. Imagine being able to take "road trips" while enjoying nice views from the comforts of a high speed train instead of being crammed in a car. This will also greatly reduce high-way traffic accidents when more people switch to trains.
 

kwaigonegin

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I would also add our cultural addiction to the automobile, an extensive interstate system (albeit crumbling) and relatively cheap gasoline prices.
 

bd popeye

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For info on China Hi-speed rail ..

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A woman carrying a baby walks at a touristic area of Huaxi village, at Jiangsu province December 2, 2010. In
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's richest village of Huaxi, a booming market town of 36,000 in the affluent eastern province of Jiangsu, every family has at least one house, two cars and. $250,000 in the bank. Officials from elsewhere in China tour Huaxi to find out how this once sleepy village, just 576 residents in the 1950s, is now so rich and. why non-local businessmen would donate million-dollar factories to buy the privilege of a local residence permit. Picture taken December 2, 2010.
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New houses are seen in Huaxi village, at Jiangsu province December 2, 2010.
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Retail assistants display gold ornaments at a jewellery shop in Beijing on December 2, 2010.
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Chinese customers look at gold on sale in Suining, southwest China's Sichuan province on December 2, 2010. Gold imports into China, the world's top bullion consumer, have soared in 2010, as investors flock to the metal to safeguard their cash amid rising inflation, importing 209.7 tonnes of gold in the first 10 months of the year, up 480 percent from the same period last year, according to Shen Xiangrong, chairman of the Shanghai Gold Exchange.
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An employee works at a clothes factory in Huaxi village, at Jiangsu province December 3, 2010.
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Actor Jay Chou from Taiwan poses during a photocall for the movie 'The Green Hornet' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.

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BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 02: Chinese actress Miumiu arrives ahead of the Men's Bazaar Awards Ceremony at the Guomao Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2010 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 02: Chinese actress Li Feier arrives ahead of the Men's Bazaar Awards Ceremony at the Guomao Exhibition Centre on December 2, 2010 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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CHENGMAI COUNTY, CHINA - DECEMBER 3: Pupils recite 'Di Zi Gui', which translates to 'Standards for being a Good Student and Child' at the playground of Jiale Center Primary School at the Jiale Township on December 3, 2010 in Chengmai County of Hainan Province, China. Di Zi Gui is an ancient book sourced from the Analects of Confucius with lessons on living in harmony with others and being a good person based upon teachings by the Chinese philosopher Confucius. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

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CHENGMAI COUNTY, CHINA - DECEMBER 3: People roast coffee beans at the Fushan Township on December 3, 2010 in Chengmai County of Hainan Province, China. Fushan has a long history of coffee-planting and profound coffe culture. Experts said that Fushan's soil is very suit to grow coffee, the coffee grown in Fushan taste mellow and full-bodied. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
 

bd popeye

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Gents, I found a few more photos of the interior of the train during its Hi-Speed run! Enjoy!

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i'd think these trains are more environmentally friendly, reduce reliance on cars, which is a great thing. if u can get to places just as fast, then i think it's all worth it
 

kyanges

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I must say the last image is the most important one. :p .
 
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