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Hydrogen Powered High-Speed Detroit-Lansing Mag-Lev Line Proposed


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#1 sevnson_71

 

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:22 PM

A new proposal to help alleviate the problem of heavy traffic in the state of Michigan is under way. A company called Worldwide Hydrogen Super Highways says it has designed a magnetic-levitation (maglev) rail line to run near existing highways between Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor. Interstate Traveler Co. LLC, the company that is pitching this project is made up of 200 international investors.

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Trains would not run on the line but only special maglev cars built by Detroit's automakers. These cars would be powered by hydrogen batteries and recharge using solar energy.


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The proposed speeds for the maglev train is up to 200mph (322km/h) although the Shanghai maglev easily reaches 268 mph (431 km/h) but hardly its full potential. The highest recorded speed of a maglev train is 361mph (581 km/h) which occured in Japan 2003 while the theoretical potential exceeds 4000 mph (6437 km/h) if deployed in an evacuated tunnel.










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#2 Russell Crowe

 

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:57 PM

Very cool. when can we get one from KC to Nashville? :P
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:30 PM

For about $7.08 trillion sure :P
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:52 PM

Oh the irony, building a maglev rail line in the midst of the Big Three automakers in a country where rail travel is generally frowned upon outside of inner cities.

So it's taken this long for people to forget about Amtrak? :D
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:03 PM

Oh the irony, building a maglev rail line in the midst of the Big Three automakers in a country where rail travel is generally frowned upon outside of inner cities.

So it's taken this long for people to forget about Amtrak? :D

Hardly the case on the East Coast Pyrion. The recently restored Boston to Portland commuter run is getting really decent ridership, as is the Boston to Washington high speed run. There is also planning stages of restoring the spur from Boston to Concord NH that got torn up after WW2. http://www.nhbti.org/

The group's end goal is to get a connecting rail corridor between Boston MA, the northern NE capital cities and Montreal QC

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:25 PM

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