The Fastech 360S Shinkansen to hit 223mph

Ryan Block
R. Block|06.29.05

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Ryan Block
June 29th, 2005
The Fastech 360S Shinkansen to hit 223mph image
The Fastech 360S Shinkansen to hit 223mph image
Shinkansen Fastech 360S

We'll save our cracks about their looks on the latest revision of the Shinkansen (ok, just one: man, that's an engine face only a train manufacturer could love), but we're not prepared to knock Japan's latest and greatest, which they're trying to get to hit 223mph in trial runs. Apparently they even think they'll get that up to the train's maximum speed of 250mph by early 2008, which will make their Tokyo-Aomori shuttle doable in three hours. What's that mean in American? LA to SF nonstop in like an hour and a half.

[Via slashdot]

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