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Apparently 175 mph isn’t fast enough for people in Japan, where rail companies are pouring money into a magnetic levitation train that will streak across the countryside at more than 310 mph.
Here in the U.S., the clickety-clack of Amtrak is the standard for rail and a proposed high-speed line linking Los Angeles and San Francisco would make the trip in about 2.5 hours. The system Japan is developing would cover that distance in an hour, which shows how far behind we are.
The maglev train isn’t expected to go into service until 2025, so in the meantime there’s a plan to roll out a faster, sleeker version of the wildly successful Shinkansen bullet train. (more…)
When your mind is focused on the results of those goals you’ll take the action necessary to follow up and make sure you achieve those goals. The minute you get distracted for a prolonged period – you lose sight of your objective and fail to accomplish those goals.
-By Karim Hajee
Think of it this way, you’re riding in a car driven by your personal driver and everytime your driver asks you where you want to go you simply say: “I don’t know. Wherever you want to go is fine with me.” Then when your driver takes you to the place of his choice you complain and say: “I don’t want to be here, take me somewhere else.” And again you say you don’t know where you want to go.
|OKHIL BABU’S LETTER:
It is known that one Okhil Chandra Sen wrote this letter to Sahidganj Divisional Railway Office in 1909.
It is on display at the Railway Musseum in New Delhi.
It was also reproduced under the caption ‘Travellers Tales’ in the Far Eastern Economic Review.
OKHIL BABU’S LETTER TO THE RAILWAY DEPARMENT GOES LIKE THIS:
‘I am arrive by passenger train ahmedpur station and my belly is too swelling with
jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy.Just I doing the nuisance that guard making the
whistle blow for train to go off and i am running with ‘lotah’ in one hand and ‘dhoti’ in the
next when I am fall over and expose all my shockings to man and female woman on
platform. It is too much shame shame for me.This is too much bad,if passenger
go to make dung that stupid dam guard not wait train five minutes for him.I am therefore
pray your honour to make big fine on that guard for public sake.Otherwise I am making big
report to papers.’
Any guesses why this letter was of historic value?
It apparently led to the introduction of toilets on trains in this part of the world!!!