Friday, April 17, 2015


That's pretty damn super.
Central Japan Railway Co. said its magnetic levitation bullet train hit 590 kilometers per hour (366 miles per hour) on Thursday and broke the previous speed record set 12 years ago by the company.

And if I ran the zoo, right after I made everybody move to studio apartments in urban hellholes, I'd build lots of supertrains. But the super part isn't that necessary. Get average speeds back up to what they were before most of our passenger rail system was dismantled and train travel becomes a pretty good option for distances under 400 miles or so.