Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Japan to build maglev trains

Perhaps because I recently saw the film The Station Agent—which is excellent, by the way—I've lately re-realized how cool trains are.

Which is why this piece of news caught my attention: Japan is planning to build a magnetic-levitation (maglev) rail system and have it up and running by 2025.

"I hear the train a-comin', it's rolling 'round the bend..."

—Mellow Monk

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