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Guns4Hire

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#1 12 years ago

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/09/22/train.wreck.ap/index.html

LATHEN, Germany (AP) -- A high-tech train that floats on powerful magnetic fields smashed into a maintenance car on an elevated test track Friday, killing 23 people and injuring 10 -- the first fatalities on a magnetic-levitation train.

WOW! That must have been one hell of a crash. RIP.




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#2 12 years ago

Heard about it on the radio yesterday, at first they said twenty odd folk had been injured, guess not. :( RIP




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#3 12 years ago

Wow. The technology is still amazing though. Must be one hella expensive wreck though, all that magnetic track is probably frizzled and unusable.




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#4 12 years ago

It's lucky more didn't die since it was going that fast! RIP




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#5 12 years ago

Yeah it was on the news yesterday evening. Sounds like somebody failed at checkin to see if the "track" was available. I wonder why they would shut down any section a maintenance car is active on (magnatism field off around the car and a reasonable break section before and after the location so if any train would head for a maintenace section it would automatically be brought to a stop by the railway itself.

RIP for those who died. It's one beatiful system, sad to have to die during trial runs. :(




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#6 12 years ago

RIP but I hope they won' t stop this project...




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#7 12 years ago

DAMM!! that must have been one hell of an experience

Rip




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#8 12 years ago
Urak'kulIt's lucky more didn't die since it was going that fast! RIP

as much as i know there werent any more people on that train i heard that only 23 people were on it cauz it was a test ride RIP




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#9 12 years ago

wow....crap...


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