Science: Monster

Switzerland reported successful tests with the world's most monstrous electric locomotive—a train-hauler driven by six motors developing 4,500 horsepower. Over 20 meters long (65 ft.), weighing 283,350 Ibs., is can be driven by one man and will hurtle along at 100 miles an hour with a loaded passenger train in tow. Soon it will be in service on the International Electric Line, racing over the Alps to Berne; plunging through the Simplon tunnel into Italy.

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