London and North Eastern Railway Class - Number 4468 Mallard is a LNER Class Pacific steam locomotive built in the and designed by Gresley. A wind-tunnel tested, aerodynamic body allowed it to reach speeds of over
The United Aircraft Turbo Train. High speed train powered by Pratt Whitney gas turbines. Between 1968 and the Turbo Train was used in the US by Amtrak and in Canada by the Canadian National Railway and then VIA Rail. In a Turbo Train achieved a
It's hard to believe it, but at one point North America seemed ready to embrace high-speed rail. Between 1968 and 1976, the United Aircraft Corporation's gas turbine-powered tilting TurboTrains ran between Boston and New York at average speeds of 100 mph -- first on the New Haven Railroad, and later for Amtrak. On Dec. 20, 1967, a TurboTrain set a North American land speed record at 170.8 mph in northern New Jersey. That record still stands.
Despite lack of wires and full government support, Boston had mph service to New York in the This turbo Train led by power unit is crossing the Curve Bridge north of City Station in Pawtucket Rhode Island. Photo and Copyright by "the general".