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Encyclopedia > Land speed record for railed vehicles
JR-Maglev MLX01 at Yamanashi.
JR-Maglev MLX01 at Yamanashi.
A TGV train at Futuroscope, near Poitiers.
A TGV train at Futuroscope, near Poitiers.

Determination of the fastest railed vehicle in the world varies depending on the definition of "rail". Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 503 KB) Summary JR-Maglev (which is Maglev train in Japan). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 503 KB) Summary JR-Maglev (which is Maglev train in Japan). ... JR-Maglev, MLX01, at Yamanashi JR-Maglev, MLX01 (X means Experimental), is a magnetic levitation train system developed by the Japan Railway Technical Reasearch Institute (association of Japan Railway Group), composed of a maximum 5 cars to run on the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line. ... Yamanashi (山梨市 Yamanashishi) is a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1771x1181, 621 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Eurotunnel Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (Paris Metro) Louvre Rivoli (Paris Metro) Gare dAusterlitz Opéra (Paris Metro) Pont Neuf (Paris Metro) Cergy - Le Haut (SNCF) Cergy... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1771x1181, 621 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Eurotunnel Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre (Paris Metro) Louvre Rivoli (Paris Metro) Gare dAusterlitz Opéra (Paris Metro) Pont Neuf (Paris Metro) Cergy - Le Haut (SNCF) Cergy... For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see transposition of the great vessels. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Location within France Poitiers (population 85,000) is a small city located in west central France. ... Rail tracks. ...


The French TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) is the fastest conventional train in the world, using powered metal wheels riding on metal rails. In April 2007 the TGV broke its own 1990 record with a new speed of 574.8 km/h (357.18 mph) under test conditions with a shortened train (two power cars and three passenger cars). For the group of heart conditions referred to as TGV, see transposition of the great vessels. ... April 2007 is the fourth month of 2007 A.D. It began on a Sunday and will end after thirty days on a Monday. ...


The Japanese JR-Maglev is the fastest non-conventional train in the world, having achieved 581 km/h (361 mph) on a magnetic-levitation track. Unmanned rocket sleds that ride on rails have reached over 10,400 km/h (6,462 mph), equivalent to Mach 8.5. JR-Maglev, MLX01, at Yamanashi JR-Maglev, MLX01 (X means Experimental), is a magnetic levitation train system developed by the Japan Railway Technical Reasearch Institute (association of Japan Railway Group), composed of a maximum 5 cars to run on the Yamanashi Maglev Test Line. ... Levitating pyrolytic carbon Magnetic levitation, maglev, or magnetic suspension is a method by which an object is suspended above another object with no support other than magnetic fields. ... A rocket sled is essentially a small railroad car with rockets attached. ... An F/A-18 Hornet breaking the sound barrier. ...

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Conventional wheeled

Electric multiple units

Further information: TGV world speed record
km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
162.5 Siemens & Halske Drehstrom Electric (Locomotive or EMU?) Between Marienfelde and Zossen, Germany (de:Königlich Preussische Militär-Eisenbahn) 1901 Drehstrom: Three-phase. Some sources say 160 or 162 km/h. See: [1].
203 Siemens & Halske Drehstrom-Triebwagen Electric multiple unit (EMU) Between Marienfelde and Zossen, Germany (de:Königlich Preussische Militär-Eisenbahn) 6 October 1903 Drehstrom-Triebwagen: Three-phase-Multiple unit. Some sources say 7 October, others say 201 or 200.99 km/h and others say an improbable 213 km/h. See: de:Studiengesellschaft für Elektrische Schnellbahnen, [2], [3].
206.7 Siemens & Halske Drehstrom-Triebwagen Electric multiple unit Between Marienfelde and Zossen, Germany (de:Königlich Preussische Militär-Eisenbahn) 23 October 1903 Drehstrom-Triebwagen: Three-phase-Multiple unit.
210.2 AEG Drehstrom-Triebwagen Electric multiple unit Between Marienfelde and Zossen, Germany (de:Königlich Preussische Militär-Eisenbahn) 28 October 1903 Drehstrom-Triebwagen: Three-phase-Multiple unit. Many sources say 27 October. On 25 November 1903 a Siemens & Halske train attained 210 km/h. Absolute record. Broken by Schienenzeppelin in 1931. Record for electrical trains until 1954. See: de:Studiengesellschaft für Elektrische Schnellbahnen, [4], [5].
256 (159) 1000 Type Shinkansen Electric multiple unit Japan 30 March 1963 On Odawara test track, now part of Tōkaidō Shinkansen.
286 (177.6) 951 Type Shinkansen Electric multiple unit Japan 24 February 1972 On Sanyō Shinkansen.
319 (198.1) 961 Type Shinkansen Electric multiple unit Japan 7 December 1979 On Oyama test track, now part of Tōhoku Shinkansen.
380 (236.12) SNCF TGV Sud-Est Set No. 16 Electric multiple unit France 26 February 1981 On LGV Sud-Est. Conventional wheeled absolute record.
406.9 (252.83) InterCityExperimental (ICE-V) Electric multiple unit West Germany 1 May 1988 Conventional wheeled absolute record.
408.4 SNCF TGV Sud-Est Set No. 88 Electric multiple unit France 12 December 1988 On LGV Sud-Est. Conventional wheeled absolute record.
482.4 SNCF TGV Atlantique Set No. 325 Electric multiple unit France 5 December 1989 On LGV Atlantique. Set formed of 2 power cars + 3 trailers. Conventional wheeled absolute record.
515.3 (320.19) SNCF TGV Atlantique Set No. 325 Electric multiple unit France 18 May 1990 On LGV Atlantique. Set formed of 2 power cars + 3 trailers. Conventional wheeled absolute record.
574.8 (357.18) SNCF TGV POS Set No. 4402 Electric multiple unit France 3 April 2007 On LGV Est. Set formed of 2 power cars + 3 trailers. Conventional wheeled absolute record.

The TGV world speed record program was a series of trials by SNCF, the French national railway to test its TGV system to the limits. ... Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest technology companies. ... Berlin-Marienfelde is a local part in the district Tempelhof beautiful mountain of Berlin, in the south of the city. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Three phase systems have 3 waveforms (usually carrying power) that are 2/3π radians (120 degrees,1/3 of a cycle) offset in time. ... Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest technology companies. ... A multiple unit is a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors, either diesel (DMUs) or electric (EMUs), and do not need to be hauled by a locomotive. ... Berlin-Marienfelde is a local part in the district Tempelhof beautiful mountain of Berlin, in the south of the city. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Three phase systems have 3 waveforms (usually carrying power) that are 2/3π radians (120 degrees,1/3 of a cycle) offset in time. ... A classic Belgian multiple unit of type 74 A multiple unit (MU) is a passenger train whose carriages have their own motors, either diesel (DMUs) or electric (EMUs), and do not need to be hauled by a locomotive, and can be coupled with other similar units to operate together, in... Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest technology companies. ... Berlin-Marienfelde is a local part in the district Tempelhof beautiful mountain of Berlin, in the south of the city. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... AEG volt-metre designed by Peter Behrens AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft) (English Translation: General Electricity Company) was a German producer of electronics and electrical equipment. ... Berlin-Marienfelde is a local part in the district Tempelhof beautiful mountain of Berlin, in the south of the city. ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Schienenzeppelin at Erkrath-Hochdahl steep ramp The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembles a zeppelin airship in appearance. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 300 (left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, March 2005 The Shinkansen ) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by Japan Railways. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (90th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Odawara Castle Odawara (Japanese: 小田原市; -shi) is a city located in Kanagawa, Japan. ... Tokaido Shinkansen route Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線) is the original Shinkansen line that opened in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. ... 300 (left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, March 2005 The Shinkansen ) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by Japan Railways. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Map of Sanyo Shinkansen route Sanyō Shinkansen ) is one of the lines of Shinkansen high speed rail network in Japan. ... 300 (left) and 700 Series Shinkansen at Tokyo Station Shinkansen 500 Series at Kyoto Station, March 2005 The Shinkansen ) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by Japan Railways. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Oyama is also the name of the Field-Marshal and Prince Oyama, commander of the Japanese forces in the Battle of Mukden. ... Tōhoku Shinkansen route Tōhoku Shinkansen (東北新幹線) is a high-speed rail line, connecting Tokyo with Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture for a total length of 593 km, Japans longest Shinkansen line. ... A TGV Sud-Est set in the original orange livery, since superseded by silver and blue. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The LGV Sud-Est is a high-speed railway line running between Paris and Lyon, in France. ... The InterCityExperimental, later renamed ICE-V, was an experimental train for research into high-speed rail. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A TGV Sud-Est set in the original orange livery, since superseded by silver and blue. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The LGV Sud-Est is a high-speed railway line running between Paris and Lyon, in France. ... TGV-A set 359 at Poitiers Futuroscope on 28 August 2001. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The LGV Atlantique is a high-speed railway line running between Paris and Tours/Le Mans, in France. ... TGV-A set 359 at Poitiers Futuroscope on 28 August 2001. ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (139th in leap years). ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... The LGV Atlantique is a high-speed railway line running between Paris and Tours/Le Mans, in France. ... The TGV POS is a French TGV train currently under testing for use on the LGV Est. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ... The LGV Est européenne (sometimes referred to as TGV Est, or occasionally as TGV East in English) is an extension to the French high-speed TGV network, connecting Paris and Strasbourg. ...

Electric locomotives

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
243 (150.99) CC 7121 Electric locomotive France 21 February 1954 Conventional wheeled absolute record.
320.6 CC 7107 Electric locomotive France 28 March 1955 Conventional wheeled absolute record.
330.9 (205.61) BB 9004 Electric locomotive France 29 March 1955 Conventional wheeled absolute record.
357 (221.82) Siemens Eurosprinter ES64U4 No. 1216 050-5 Electric locomotive Germany 2 September 2006 Record attained on Nuremberg-Munich high-speed rail line, locomotive owned by ÖBB. Series-produced locomotive. See: [6], [7].

Modern three-phase AC locomotive (DBAG Class 152) A GG1 An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electric motors which draws current from an overhead wire (overhead lines), a third rail, or an on-board storage device such as a battery or a flywheel energy storage system. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (88th in leap years). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Siemens has the following uses: Siemens is a German family name carried by generations of the telecommunications industrialists, including Werner von Siemens, Sir William Siemens, Wilhelm von Siemens and Peter von Siemens Siemens AG is a German electrical and telecommunications company, founded as a telegraph equipment manufacturer by Werner von... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 72,4 Reichertshofen (Oberbayern) 60,2 Rohrbach (Ilm) 49,7 Pfaffenhofen 43,8 Reichertshausen (Ilm) 40,2 Paindorf 36,4 Petershausen (Oberbayern) 17,8 Dachau 0,0 München Hauptbahnhof An ICE 1 leaves Schellenberg-tunnel to pass through the station of Kinding at 250 km/h In July 2006... Current logo of the Austrian Federal Railways, ÖBB ÖBB Logo The various logos of the ÖBB over time, starting with the oldest, which is a classic flying wheel as used in different variants by many railway companies around the world. ...

Third rail electric

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
174 (109) Class 442 unit 2401 Electric United Kingdom 11 April 1988

Third rail at the West Falls Church Metro stop in Washington, D.C., electrified to 750 volts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Subway/metro

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
141.3 (87.75) New York City Subway R44 Electric United States 31 January 1972

The R44 is a model of passenger train car which operates on the New York City Subway and the Staten Island Railway. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Gas turbine

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
144.9 (90) M-10000 Gas turbine-electric United States 31 January 1935 111 mph claimed.
275 (170.8) UAC TurboTrain Gas turbine-electric United States 20 December 1967
318 (197.59) TGV 001 Gas turbine-electric France 8 December 1972

Union Pacifics M-10000 streamliner leaves Kansas City, Missouri in 1936. ... UP 18, preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... The Turbo is shown here in its original Canadian National livery southbound of Montréal in 1973 probably going to Toronto. ... UP 18, preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... TGV 001 (Très grande vitesse 001), the first TGV prototype, was commissioned in 1969 and on test from 1971. ... UP 18, preserved at the Illinois Railway Museum. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Diesel

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
181 (112.5) Pioneer Zephyr Diesel United States 26 May 1934
205.0 (127.4) DRG SVT 137 "Bauart Leipzig" Diesel Germany 17 February 1936 First diesel train faster than 125 mph
215.0 (133.6) DRG SVT 137 155 (Kruckenberg) Diesel Germany 23 June 1939
230.4 (143.16) Class 252 (HST prototype) Diesel United Kingdom 12 June 1973
238 (147.88) Class 43 (HST) Diesel United Kingdom 1 November 1987 Current diesel speed record listed in 2006 Guinness Book of Records
271 (168.39) TEP80 Diesel Russia December 1992 Claimed by Russian manufacturer
256.38 (159.30) Talgo XXI Diesel Spain 12 June 2002 Claimed by Talgo manufacturer

The Pioneer Zephyr as it appeared in 1934. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The DRG Class SVT 137 was a class of streamlined diesel train sets of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft and later of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (as class VT 04) and the Deutsche Reichsbahn. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The DRG Class SVT 137 was a class of streamlined diesel train sets of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft and later of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (as class VT 04) and the Deutsche Reichsbahn. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ... TEP80 is a Russian diesel locomotive. ... Talgo XXI is the world fastest diesel-powered train, having traveled at 256. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Petrol

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
230.2 (143.03) Schienenzeppelin Propeller pushed railcar with a petrol aero engine On the route Berlin - Hamburg between Karstädt and Dergenthin, Germany (de:Berlin-Hamburger Bahn) 21 June 1931 Absolute record for more than twenty years. Engine by BMW. Other sources say between Ludwigslust und Wittenberge.

Schienenzeppelin at Erkrath-Hochdahl steep ramp The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembles a zeppelin airship in appearance. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... Hamburg from above Hamburgs motto: May the posterity endeavour with dignity to conserve the freedom, which the forefathers acquired. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... BMW, abbreviated for Bayerische Motoren Werke or in English Bavarian Motor Works, is an independent German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ... Map of Germany showing Ludwigslust Ludwigslust is a town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany, 40 km south of Schwerin. ... A town of thirty thousand people on the lower Elbe in the district of Prignitz (district capital Perleberg), land Brandenburg, Germany. ...

Steam

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
8 (4.97) Richard Trevithick's world's first railway steam locomotive Steam United Kingdom 21 February 1804
24 (15) Locomotion No. 1 Steam United Kingdom 1825
48 (30) Stephenson's Rocket Steam United Kingdom 1830
96.6 (60) Boston and Maine Railroad Antelope Steam United States 1848 First authenticated 60 mph, 26 miles in 26 minutes.
125.6 (78) Great Britain Steam United Kingdom 1850 80mph claimed
131.6 (81.8) Bristol & Exeter Railway #41 Steam United Kingdom June 1854
131 (82) Empire State Express No. 999 Steam United States May 10, 1893 112 mph (179 km/h) claimed, which would make it the first wheeled vehicle to exceed 100 mph.[1]
145 (90) LNWR No. 790 Hardwicke Steam United Kingdom 22-23 August 1895 Maximum speed claimed, although average speed record was authenticated (see below).
164 (101.90) GWR 3700 Class 3440 City of Truro Steam United Kingdom 9 May 1904 Claimed to be the first steam locomotive to reach 100 mph.
185.07 (115.00) Pennsylvania Railroad E6s #460 Steam United States 11 June 1927 Claimed. E6s #7002 was clocked at Crestline, Ohio at 127.1 mph (204.55 km/h) in 1905. However PRR Steam Locomotives did not carry speedometers at that time, speed was calculated by measuring time between mile markers, so this is not recognized as a speed record.[citation needed]
160 (100) LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman Steam United Kingdom 30 November 1934

In 1934, Flying Scotsman achieved the first authenticated 100 mph (160 km/h) by a steam locomotive.[2] Richard Trevithick Richard Trevithick (April 13, 1771 – April 22, 1833) was a British inventor, engineer and builder of the first working railway steam locomotive. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Locomotion Number 1 Courtesy of Darlington Railway Centre and Museum Locomotion No. ... Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A contemporary drawing of Rocket Rocket as preserved in the Science Museum, London. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 map The Boston and Maine Railroad (AAR reporting marks BM), also known by the abbreviation B&M, was the dominant railroad of the northern New England region of the United States for a century. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) Year 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The 14 Bristol and Exeter Railway 4-2-4T locomotives were broad gauge 4-2-4T steam locomotives built to three different designs. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Train No. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (131st in leap years). ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 790 Hardwicke in steam at the Rainhill Trials 150th anniversary calvacade, 1980. ... (Redirected from 22 August) August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... GWR 3700 City Class 4-4-0, no. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Crestline is a city located in Crawford and Richland counties in Ohio. ... This article is about the locomotive the Flying Scotsman. For the passenger service, see Flying Scotsman (train). ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...

168.5 (104.70) LNER Class A3 No. 2750 Papyrus Steam United Kingdom 5 March 1935 First run at 100+ mph with complete, surviving documentation.
181.1 (112.53) Milwaukee Road class A #2 Steam United States 15 May 1935 Claimed[citation needed]
180.3 (112) LNER Class A4 2509 Silver Link Steam United Kingdom 29 September 1935 Authenticated. Some sources say 112.5 mph.
200.4 (124.52) Borsig DRG series 05 002 Steam Germany 11 May 1936
202.6 (125.88) LNER Class A4 No.4468 Mallard Steam United Kingdom 3 July 1938 Peak speed 202.6 km/h, mean speed (half-mile) 201.2 km/h. Mallard suffered an overheated big end during the run, but was repaired and returned to traffic within 9 days.[3]

LNER A1/A3 4-6-2 Pacific Steam Locomotive Famous Names Flying Scottsman Specifications Length Overall 70ft5in (2,146mm) Driving Wheels 80in (2032mm) Total Weight 332,000lb (61t) Fuel 1,800lb (8t) Water 5,000gal Adhesive Weight 34,500lb (61t) Cylinders 3x20x26in (508x660mm) Tractive Effort 29,385lb (13,333kg) Axel... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Milwaukee Road class A #2 at Chicago, Illinois on September 25, 1935. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (136th in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Silver Link was a A4 Class locomotive of the LNER. It was the first A4 the LNER built, in 1935 it achieved a run of 112 miles an hour On 29th September 1935 Silver Link makes its inaugural journey from Kings Cross. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... The Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschafts BR 05 (Baureihe, or series) was a class of three express passenger steam locomotives of 4-6-4 wheel arrangement in the Whyte notation, or 2C2 in the UIC notation used in Europe. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Number 4468 Mallard is a London and North Eastern Railway Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1930s by the LNER and designed by Sir Nigel Gresley in Doncaster, England. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Piston and connecting rod from an automobile engine, showing the big end bearing at the bottom. ...

Jet

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
295.72 (183.68) Budd Rail Diesel Car Jet aero engines United States 23 July 1966

Budd RDC-1 #407 of the Cape May Seashore Lines. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...

Rocket

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
280 Opel RAK III Rocket Germany 23 June 1928 Unmanned. Some sources say 254 or 290 km/h. See: [8], [9], [10], [11], [12].

Fritz von Opel Fritz Adam Hermann Opel, since 1918 von Opel, (May 4, 1899 - April 8, 1971) was the only child of Wilhelm von Opel, and a grandson of Adam Opel, founder of the Opel Company. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ...

Narrow gauge

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Gauge Comments
129 JNR C62 steam locomotive No. C62 17 Steam locomotive Japan 19 December 1954 1067 mm (3'6") On JNR Tōkaidō Main Line
145 (90.1) Odakyū 3000 series SE Electric multiple unit Japan 27 September 1957 1067 mm (3'6") On JNR Tōkaidō Main Line
163 (101.2) JNR 151 series Electric multiple unit Japan 31 July 1959 1067 mm (3'6") On JNR Tōkaidō Main Line
175 (108.7) JNR KuMoYa93 test car Electric multiple unit Japan 21 November 1960 1067 mm (3'6") On JNR Tōkaidō Main Line
245 (152.2) Class 6E Electric locomotive South Africa December 1978 1067 mm (3'6")

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Hovertrain

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
100 Aérotrain 01 Hovercraft train, Propeller engine fr:Gometz-la-Ville, France 21 February 1966
200 Aérotrain 01 Hovercraft train, Propeller engine Gometz-la-Ville, France A few days after 21 February 1966
303 Aérotrain 01 Hovercraft train, Jet aero engine Gometz-la-Ville, France 23 December 1966 With the help of an auxiliary rocket.
345 Aérotrain 02 Hovercraft train, Jet aero engine Gometz-la-Ville, France November 1967
422 Aérotrain 02 Hovercraft train, Jet aero engine Gometz-la-Ville, France 22 January 1969 With the help of an auxiliary rocket.
430.4 Aérotrain I-80 Haute Vitesse (HV) Hovercraft train, Jet aero engine Chevilly, Loiret, France 5 March 1974 Peak speed 430.4 km/h, average speed over two runs in opposite directions 417.6 km/h on a 3 km track.

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Maglev

Manned

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
90 MBB Prinzipfahrzeug Maglev MBB's Ottobrunn factory (near Munich), West Germany 6 May 1971 660 m test track; MBB: Messerschmidt-Bölkow-Blohm, Prinzipfahrzeug: Principle vehicle.
164 (101.9) Transrapid 02 Maglev Krauss-Maffei's plant in Munich - Allach, West Germany October 1971 930 m test track which included one curve.
250 Transrapid 04 Maglev Munich - Allach, West Germany end 1973
253.2 (157.3) Transrapid 04 Maglev West Germany 21 November 1977
302 Transrapid 06 Maglev Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland (TVE), West Germany a few weeks after 30 June 1984 Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland: Transrapid Test Facility Emsland.
355 Transrapid 06 Maglev Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland (TVE), West Germany December 1985
392 Transrapid 06 Maglev Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland (TVE), West Germany 1987 World record? Date needed.
400.8 (248.9) JR-Maglev MLU001 Maglev Miyazaki Maglev Test Track, Japan February 1987
406 (252) Transrapid 06 Maglev Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland (TVE), West Germany 11 December 1987
412.6 (256.37) Transrapid 06 Maglev Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland (TVE), West Germany January 1988
436 Transrapid 07 Maglev Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland (TVE), West Germany 15 December 1989
450 (279.61) Transrapid 07 Maglev Transrapid Versuchsanlage Emsland (TVE), Germany 17 June 1993
531 (329.94) JR-Maglev MLX01 Maglev Yamanashi Maglev Test Line, Japan 12 December 1997 Three-car train set.
552 (342.99) JR-Maglev MLX01 Maglev Yamanashi Maglev Test Line, Japan 14 April 1999 Five-car train set. Guinness Book of Records authenticated.
581 (361.01) JR-Maglev MLX01 Maglev Yamanashi Maglev Test Line, Japan 2 December 2003 Three-car train set. Absolute record (excepting rocket sleds). Guinness Book of Records authenticated.

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Unmanned - linear induction motor propulsion

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
230 / 160 ? EET 01 Maglev Manching, Germany 1974
517 (321.24) JR-Maglev ML-500 Maglev Miyazaki Maglev Test Track, Japan 21 December 1979
550 (341.75) JR-Maglev MLX01 Maglev Yamanashi Maglev Test Line, Japan 24 December 1997 Three-car train set.

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Unmanned - other propulsion

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
401.3 Komet Maglev Manching, Germany 1974 By MBB. Propelled by six hot water rockets.

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Relative passing speed between two trains

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
966 JR-Maglev MLX01 Maglev Yamanashi Maglev Test Line, Japan December 1998
1003 JR-Maglev MLX01 Maglev Yamanashi Maglev Test Line, Japan November 1999
1026 (637.52) JR-Maglev MLX01 Maglev Yamanashi Maglev Test Line, Japan 16 November 2004

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Unmodified (commercially operated)

Top speed

Conventional wheeled

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
403.7 Siemens Velaro E (AVE S-103) Electric Between Guadalajara and Calatayud, Spain between 15 and 16 July 2006 On the Madrid-Zaragoza AVE line. See: [13].

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Maglev

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
501 Transrapid Maglev Shanghai Maglev Train, China 12 November 2003

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Relative passing speed between two trains

km/h (mph) Train Type Location Date Comments
over 860 Transrapid Maglev Shanghai Maglev Train, China Scheduled every day

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Average speed over long distance

Demonstration or other special workings with record average speed over distances of more than 160km (100 miles).

Average speed km/h (mph) Top speed (km/h) Distance Time Train Type Location From To Date Comments
112 (67.1) 145 (90) claimed 227km (141 miles) 126 min LNWR No. 790 Hardwicke Steam United Kingdom Crewe Carlisle 22-23 August 1895 Overnight train
124 (77) 181 (112.4) 1,633 km (1,015 miles) 785 min Pioneer Zephyr Diesel United States Denver Chicago 26 May 1934 1,015 miles non-stop in 13 hours 5 minutes.
165 203 316 km 115 min ETR 200 Electric Italy Florence Milan 20 July 1939 175.8 km/h mean speed between Lavino and Rogoredo (distance 199.147 km).
317.46 (197.27) 1067.2 km 3 h 29 min TGV Electric France Calais Marseille 26 May 2001 1000 km record in 3 h 9 min.

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Scheduled trains

Average speed (from station to station)

Average speed km/h (mph) Top speed km/h (mph) Train Type Location From To Distance Date Comments
115 (71.4) 128.8 (80) Cheltenham Spa Express Steam United Kingdom Swindon London 124.45km (77.3 miles) 1932 77.3 miles in 65 minutes. Claimed by the Great Western Railway at the time to be the world's fastest train.
124 160 (99.4) "Fliegender Hamburger" Diesel-electric Germany Berlin Hamburg 286 km 1933 DMU, 98 passengers
132.1 160 Mistral Electric France Paris Dijon 315 km 1964
162.8 210 Hikari Shinkansen Electric Japan Tokyo Shin-Osaka 515.0 km 1965 stopped at Nagoya and Kyoto
261.8 300 Nozomi Shinkansen Electric Japan Hiroshima Kokura 192.0 km 1997 operated by 500 Series Shinkansen
263.3 320 TGV Electric France Lyon-St Exupéry Aix-en-Provence 289.6 km 2005

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Top speed (from station to station)

Top speed (km/h) Average speed (km/h) Train Type Location From To Distance Date Comments
210 128.9 Hikari Shinkansen Electric Japan Tokyo Shin-Osaka 515 km 1964
270 - TGV Electric France Paris Lyon-Perrache 425 km 1981
300 - TGV Electric France Paris Le Mans 176 km 1990
320 263.3 TGV Electric France Lyon-St Exupéry Aix-en-Provence 289.6 km 2005 Fastest conventional
431 245.5 Shanghai Maglev Train Maglev China Shanghai Pudong Airport Shanghai Longyang Road 30 km 2003

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Average speed (between terminating stations)

Average speed (km/h) Train Type Location From To Distance Date Comments
242.5 Nozomi Shinkansen Electric Japan Shin-Osaka Hakata 554 km 1997 Fastest conventional
245.5 Shanghai Maglev Train Maglev China Shanghai Pudong Airport Shanghai Longyang Road 30 km 2003

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Rocket sled

Top speed (km/h) Train Type Location Date Comments
4972 Rocket sled New Mexico (USA) 1959 It ran on SNORT (Supersonic Naval Ordnance Track).
9845 Rocket sled Holloman Air Force Base (USA) October 1982 Unmanned. It blasted a 25-pound payload to a speed of 6119 mph.
10430 Rocket sled Holloman Air Force Base (USA) 30 April 2003 Unmanned. It was the final stage of a four-stage sled train, which included the sled, a Super Roadrunner rocket motor, and a 192-pound payload on top. The sled train delivered payload into a target at a velocity of 9465 feet per second, or 6453 mph (2885 m/s), or Mach 8.5.

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References

See also

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