Uncategorized

Soviet turbojet train

The story of the Soviet turbojet trains began in the 1960s when engineers of the Communist empire started experimenting with jet-propelled trains. Soviet constructors were driven by the task to overshadow the product of their American counterparts, the M497 Black Beetle.

The ”red” jet train could reach 155 mph (250kph) on the tracks. Soviets planned to operate the ”Russian troika” express but the plan eventually failed in the early 1970s because of the incredibly high fuel costs.

Find more interesting stories in our monthly magazine.
Click on www.myhistorydigest.com

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s