Hot Train

To use high-speed trains like those in Japan and France, Amtrak would have to lay hundreds of miles of expensive track. Instead the railroad is testing this new fast train, the X2000, on loan from Swedish State Railways, which can use existing tracks. Wheels on opposite ends of each car that steer independently and a computerized hydraulic system that tilts the carriage let the train take curves at high speed.

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