trains

What Is Higher-speed Rail? By Langages Du Sud

On 26 May perhaps 1934, one year just after Fliegender Hamburger introduction, the Burlington Railroad set an average speed record on extended distance with their new streamlined train, the Zephyr, at 124 km/h with peaks at 185 km/h . The Zephyr was made of stainless steel and, like the Fliegender Hamburger, was diesel powered, articulated with Jacobs bogies, and could reach 160 km/h as commercial speed. On 15 May possibly 1933, the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft firm introduced the diesel-powered “Fliegender Hamburger” in regular service between Hamburg and Berlin , thereby reaching a new major speed for a frequent service, with a...