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Japan is yet to create any towering bio-machines in the style of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but it's doing the next best thing: decorating a Shinkansen bullet train to look like the iconic purple Unit-01. It's being put together by Japanese train operator JR West to celebrate the the 20th anniversar...

July 24th 2015 at 6:32am 0 Comments
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At long last, California's promised high-speed train system is becoming more than just a pipe dream. The state will break ground on the first section of track in Fresno on January 6th, creating the foundation for a 220MPH rail network that will eventually extend as far as Sacramento and San Diego...

January 4th 2015 at 11:05pm 0 Comments
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The bullet train is a Japanese trademark. It is, in other words, a landmark in motion. Today, 50 years to the time it made a trip for the first time, between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan is celebrating a major milestone in the history of its beloved bullet-shaped train. The Shinkansen, as it's known in...

October 1st 2014 at 2:13pm 0 Comments
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Some of the more interesting folks we saw at Macworld Expo weren't standing behind booths. Take for example the exclusive peek we got of a future release of Boxhead. We also ran into the guys from BulletTrain who had two interesting pieces of hardware. First, the Express Keyboard Platform holds Ap...

January 31st 2011 at 9:35pm 0 Comments
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Remember that Type N700 train that became Japan's fastest in mid-2007? Yeah, well it's about to get a lot more fun to ride. Starting next year, passengers on the ultra-quick bullet trains will be able to hit up their favorite blogs and banter about aimlessly via email / IM at 270 kilometers per hou...

December 19th 2008 at 10:01am 0 Comments
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Like it or not California, it's about time you folks ponied up for a serious rail system. With the recent passage of Proposition 1A, the wheels have started to churn on a sophisticated bullet train system that will eventually link San Diego in the south with Sacramento in the north, with stops at m...

November 8th 2008 at 4:37pm 0 Comments
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The Type N700, a new bullet train developed by Central Japan Railway and West Japan Railway is being touted as the fastest ever, reaching speeds of up to 186mph (the previous high-water mark was 168.5mph), and making the trek from Tokyo to Osaka in about two hours and 25 minutes (a whopping 5 minut...

July 3rd 2007 at 9:03am 0 Comments