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Shanghai Maglev-Orient Express!

Global economic competition has received its fair share of attention this presidential election season.  And it’s unquestionably true that China has made massive investments in infrastructure that offer a stark contrast to recent developments in the United States.  The Shanghai Maglev Train, linking the central urban core to the Pudong International Airport 19 miles away, is an impressive example. Using an elevated guideway and magnetic levitation technology (no track, no wheels!), the train whisks passengers to their destination in just 7 minutes, reaching a top operating speed of 268 mph.  Impressive!

Video Credit: davidjellis (You Tube)


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