On 3 April 2007, the 25,000-horsepowered French TGV ("train a grande vitesse") hit
574.8 kphbreaking the world speed record for conventional rail trains. The previous record was
515.3 kphset in 1990. The fastest train speed record of
580.9 kphbelongs to Japan's "magnetically levitated train."
Note: KPH is Kilometer Per Hour. One kilometer equals
0.621371192 miles. MPH is Miles Per Hour.
- CNN.com:: French train breaks speed record
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 05 April 2007