A supercharged French Train a Grande Vitesse (TGV) on Tuesday smashed the world speed record for a train on rails, hurtling through the countryside into the history books at 574,8km/h. Powered by two souped-up locomotives carried on extra-large wheels, the TGV easily beat the previous record of 515,3km/h set in 1990.
France's TGV train set a new world speed on rails on Tuesday, hitting 574,8km/h on a stretch of track in eastern France. The experimental version of the Traine a Grande Vitesse (TGV), equipped with two supercharged locomotives and extra-large wheels, easily beat the 515,3km/h set by a TGV in 1990.
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