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    Default Magnetic train crashes on test run, people killed

    Magnetic train crashes on test run
    POSTED: 7:18 a.m. EDT, September 22, 2006

    BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) -- An elevated Transrapid train carrying around 30 people has crashed on a test run in northern Germany, killing some passengers, authorities said on Friday.

    "There were fatalities, we don't know how many yet," said Dieter Sturm, a spokesman for the administrative district of Emsland in northwest Germany.

    He said the train had collided with an object on the track while travelling at a speed of at least 200 km/h (120 mph) and that several passengers had been seriously injured.

    The Transrapid is a high-speed system which uses magnetic levitation on a special track. The only operational use of the system is as a high speed shuttle to Shanghai airport from the city centre. The site in Emsland is a test facility.

    The maglev system was developed by Transrapid International, a joint venture between Siemens AG and ThyssenKrupp.
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    If this thing won't work in Europe, using exacting Germanic standards, imagine the cluster-fuck this would be in the U.S.

    You'd have slack-jawed jackasses trying to derail the thing with nickels while guzzling beer, or trying to run wires off of it to power their trailers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    If this thing won't work in Europe, using exacting Germanic standards, imagine the cluster-fuck this would be in the U.S.

    You'd have slack-jawed jackasses trying to derail the thing with nickels while guzzling beer, or trying to run wires off of it to power their trailers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfiddl
    Feeling like a little America-bashing today? Come on, we're not ALL bad! I mean, really...we gave the world The Clapper.
    Trust me...I'm living in dim-bulbed, redneck central. Some of my neighbors have 4-5 teeth...in the entire family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    Magnetic train crashes on test run
    POSTED: 7:18 a.m. EDT, September 22, 2006

    BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) -- An elevated Transrapid train carrying around 30 people has crashed on a test run in northern Germany, killing some passengers, authorities said on Friday.

    "There were fatalities, we don't know how many yet," said Dieter Sturm, a spokesman for the administrative district of Emsland in northwest Germany.

    He said the train had collided with an object on the track while travelling at a speed of at least 200 km/h (120 mph) and that several passengers had been seriously injured.

    The Transrapid is a high-speed system which uses magnetic levitation on a special track. The only operational use of the system is as a high speed shuttle to Shanghai airport from the city centre. The site in Emsland is a test facility.

    The maglev system was developed by Transrapid International, a joint venture between Siemens AG and ThyssenKrupp.
    What the hell were 30 passengers doing on the train for a test run? Something is not right with this story

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    we have Siemens-built automated vehicles at work...i'm stayin' far away from those little fuckers now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig
    Trust me...I'm living in dim-bulbed, redneck central. Some of my neighbors have 4-5 teeth...in the entire family.
    Are you sure you're in Florida and not southeast Kansas?

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