Schienenzeppelin
The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembled a zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1...
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HEMU-400X
HEMU-430X (standing for High-Speed Electric Multiple Unit 430 km/h eXperimental) is a South Korean high-speed train intended for a maximum speed of 430 km/h (267 mph). On the last day o...
STAR21
"STAR21" was the name given to the Class 952/953 (952・953形) 9-car experimental Shinkansen train developed in 1992 by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) in Japan to test technology to be inco...
STAR21 - Wikipedia
High-speed rail in the United Kingdom
The international definition of high-speed rail embraces new lines with a top speed of at least 250 km/h (155 mph) and existing lines with a top speed of around 200 km/h (124 mp...
High-speed rail in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Aérotrain
The Aérotrain was a Hovertrain developed in France from 1965 to 1977. The lead engineer was Jean Bertin.The goal of the Aérotrain was similar to that of the magnetic levitation train: to suspend the t...
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SCMaglev
The SCMaglev (superconducting maglev) (formerly called the MLU) is a magnetic levitation (maglev) railway system based on the principle of magnetic repulsion between the track and the cars. The Centra...
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Hayabusa (experimental train)
The British Rail Class 43 (HST) is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train (formerly classes 253 and 254) power cars, built by BREL from 1975 to 1982.The class is the faste...
Hayabusa (experimental train) - Wikipedia
Class 962 Shinkansen
The Class 962 (962形) was a six-car Japanese Shinkansen train built in 1979 as the prototype for the new (200 series) trains to be operated on the Tōhoku Shinkansen and Jōetsu Shinkansen routes.
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InterCityExperimental
The Intercity Experimental, later renamed ICE V, was an experimental train for research into high-speed rail. It is the predecessor of all Intercity-Express trains.
Deutsche Bundesbahn had been op...
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Sokol (train)
Sokol (Сокол, Russian for "falcon") was a planned high speed train in Russia. It was to be a successor of the ER200 for use on the Moscow–St. Petersburg mainline, and was designed to operate at a crui...
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TGV 001
TGV 001 (Train Grande Vitesse 001) was a high-speed railway train built in France. It was the first TGV prototype and was commissioned in 1969, to begin testing in 1972. The TGV 001 was an exper...
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Class 1000 Shinkansen
Class 1000 (1000形) was the classification given to the two prototype Japanese Shinkansen trains built for high-speed testing ahead of the opening of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen in 1964.
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JetTrain
The JetTrain was an experimental high-speed passenger train created by Bombardier Transportation in an attempt to make European-style high-speed service more financially appealing to passenger railway...
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Ground effect train
A ground effect train is an alternative to a magnetic levitation (maglev) train. In both cases the object is to prevent the vehicle from making contact with the ground. Whereas a maglev train accompli...
Shanghai-Hangzhou Maglev Train
Shanghai-Hangzhou Maglev Train (Chinese: 沪杭磁悬浮交通项目) is a proposed maglev train line from Shanghai to Hangzhou, to be built by Germany's Transrapid consortium (mainly ThyssenKrupp and Siemens). Origin...
British Rail Class 370
British Rail's Class 370 tilting trains, also referred to as APT-P (meaning Advanced Passenger Train Prototype), were the pre-production Advanced Passenger Train units. Unlike the earlier experimental...
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Class 951 Shinkansen
The Class 951 (951形) was an experimental Japanese Shinkansen train built to test the technology for future high-speed trains operating at speeds of up to 250 km/h (155 mph) following the...
Class 951 Shinkansen - Wikipedia
Bennie Railplane
The Bennie Railplane was a form of rail transport invented by George Bennie (1891–1957), which moved along an overhead rail by way of propellers. Despite superficial appearances, it was not a mo...
Bennie Railplane - Wikipedia
300X
"300X" was the name given to the Class 955 (955形) 6-car experimental Shinkansen train developed in 1994 by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) in Japan to test technology to be incorpor...
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Fastech 360
Fastech 360 is the name given to a pair of former experimental high-speed trains developed by East Japan Railway Company (JR East) to test technology for the next-generation Shinkansen rolling stock. ...
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CAF Oaris
Oaris is a modular high-speed train platform developed by the Spanish manufacturer CAF.
Oaris will be a non-articulated electric multiple unit with distributed traction, enabling 4-car, 6-car and ...
Transrapid
Transrapid is a German high-speed monorail train using magnetic levitation based on a 1934 patent. Planning for the Transrapid system started in 1969 with a test facility for the system in Emsland, Ge...
Transrapid - Wikipedia
Shanghai Maglev Train
The Shanghai Maglev Train or Shanghai Transrapid (simplified Chinese: 上海磁浮示范运营线; traditional Chinese: 上海磁浮示範運營線; pinyin: Shànghǎi Cífú Shìfàn Yùnyíng Xiàn; literally: "Shanghai Maglev ...
Shanghai Maglev Train - Wikipedia
KTX-II
The KTX-Sancheon is a South Korean high-speed train built by Hyundai Rotem in the second half of the 2000s and operated by Korail since March 2009. With a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph), th...
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British Rail APT-E
The APT-E, for Advanced Passenger Train Experimental, was the prototype Advanced Passenger Train tilting train unit. It was powered by gas turbines, the only multiple unit so powered that was used by ...
British Rail APT-E - Wikipedia
Eurotrain
Eurotrain was a joint venture formed by Siemens and GEC-Alsthom (today Alstom) to market high-speed rail technology in Asia. In 1997, it was one of two competitors to supply the core system of Taiwan ...
Eurotrain - Wikipedia
V150 (train)
The V150 was a specially configured TGV high-speed train notable for breaking the world land speed record for conventional railed trains on 3 April 2007. The train was built in France and reached a s...
V150 (train) - Wikipedia
ICE S
ICE S is Deutsche Bahn's testing train for high-speed tests. The "S" stands for Schnellfahrtzug, which is German for high speed train. It replaced the InterCityExperimental (ICE V).
The train was ...
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WIN350
"WIN350" was the name given to the 500-900 series (500系900番代) 6-car experimental high-speed Shinkansen train developed in 1992 by the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) in Japan to test technolo...
WIN350 - Wikipedia
Hovertrain
A hovertrain is a type of high-speed train that replaces conventional steel wheels with hovercraft lift pads, and the conventional railway bed with a paved road-like surface, known as the track or gui...
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