21.3.03

THIS I'D LIKE TO SEE: "With a new class of freight locomotives going at 200km per hour, EWS has an advantage of speed over the roads," according to this Guardian article. That's a 120 mph freight train. Neither the Santa Fe nor the Pennsylvania ever ran anything that fast. Perhaps the author got the maximum track speed confused with the maximum allowable speed for trains of a given class. I did like the opening of the story, where the featured executive had a cab ride in mountainous territory and was impressed by the view. An executive impressed with the view imagined the dome cars. (Hat tip: Where Worlds Collide.)

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