Comments on: Abandoned and Rusty Soviet Turbo Jet Train http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:47:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: DUSTY http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9661804 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 22:15:24 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9661804 Jet powered trains

Soviet Union SVL 1970

United States M-497 1966

United States LIMRV 1974

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By: paul http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9640840 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:53:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9640840 I love how everyone is an expert

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By: PKN http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9625166 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:48:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9625166 yeah because airplanes barely move while on a runway ;) the thrusters would have been designed for the total weight of a full train. Soviet engineers weren’t stupid.

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By: Apostolos http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9624716 Sat, 31 May 2014 14:45:07 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9624716 I love all this soviet retro-futuristic stuff ahead of their time.
If i ever go to russia i would like to see all of them.

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By: Pyrrhos http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9624714 Sat, 31 May 2014 14:29:48 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9624714 We had an idea in france in the 70s, with a hovertrain, it was working well but was stop politically for the TGV, it was called aerotrain. For some strange reason, the last prototype was destroyed by a fire 4 days before moving to a secure facility for storage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VvsxaaFNAs

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By: George http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9624576 Wed, 28 May 2014 21:45:54 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9624576 Probably would have worked better if they had used a power take off (helicopter type drive) instead of an “air pusher” arrangement (like an airplane).
On the ground like that, an air pusher would be very inefficient. At least until you get up to speed, then it may work better.
But trying to overcome all that weight, from a dead stop, would just burn fuel like crazy with no real benefit.

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By: Mitro http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9624518 Wed, 28 May 2014 00:34:50 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9624518 The experts that designed the abandoned train might not able to see the future train design like shinkasen train of japan

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By: petrohof http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9624494 Tue, 27 May 2014 18:24:45 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9624494 it’s not the engines, it’s 250 km/h on the Soviet standard railway that would have been scary.

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By: ho fo sho http://englishrussia.com/2014/05/26/abandoned-and-rusty-soviet-turbo-jet-train/#comment-9624488 Tue, 27 May 2014 13:36:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=147484#comment-9624488 Jet engines mounted on a rail car…what could possibly go wrong?

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