Fastest trains – Offers the highest speed

Fastest trains - Maglev - Coming out - Pudong International Airport - Shanghai, China

Fastest trains - Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2016 - Departs from Shanghai Station - Shanghai, China

Fastest trains - Frecciarossa 1000 - Rome Termini-Milan, Italy

Fastest trains - AVE-Class 103 - Vinaixa, Catalonia, Spain

Fastest trains - 3 x ICE3 - At Cologne main-station, Germany

Fastest trains - Eurostar-E320 - 4013-4014 - At Arnhem Centraal-station, Netherlands

Fastest trains - TGV - Train set 4525 as TGV 9826 - Near Marseille, France

Fastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound train

Fastest trains – Offers the highest speed

Traveling by high-speed rail can be an interesting experience. Its speed is breathtaking and reaches hundreds of kilometers per hour. Super trains that can be used to travel around the world. Is there a new era of technologies, that can definitely impact the quality of transport?

The fastest rail connections:

 
Fastest trains - Maglev - Train panoramaFastest trains - Shanghai Transrapid trainShanghai Maglev Train LineThe Shanghai Transrapid maglev train - Shanghai, ChinaMaglev – In approx 8 min. covers a distance 30 km
 
 


Fastest trains - Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2016 - Departs from Shanghai Station - Shanghai, ChinaFastest trains - Fuxing Hao - CR400AF-2053 - In Jinhua, ChinaCR400AF-A-2110 as G1731 - Enters into Hangzhoudong Station, ChinaG1305 - Approaches to Dongxiao Signal Base, ChinaFuxing Hao – The Chinese railway also ranks second
 
 


Fastest trains - Frecciarossa 1000 - ETR400-49 - Santa Lucia station - Venice, ItalyFastest trains - Frecciarossa - 1000 - ItalyFrecciarossa - Tiburtina station - Rome, ItalyFrecciarossa - ETR-400 - Tiburtina train station - Rome, ItalyFrecciarossa – Experts describe most beautiful in world
 
 


Fastest trains - Shinkansen - Okayama station, JapanFastest trains - N700A Series - Set Z1 - Approaching Shin-Yokohama Station, JapanShinkansen - JRC-TEC-N700 - Between Shin-Yokohama and Odawara Stations, JapanShinkansen - JRW N700A - Series F4Shinkansen – One of the oldest high-speed railway
 
 


Fastest trains - AVE-Class 103 - Vinaixa, Catalonia, SpainFastest trains - AVE Class 103 - Figueres-Vilafant, SpainTrain Madrid-Barcelona Siemens - Station Saragossa-Delicias, SpainFast Train Spain - Siemens - Bridge Macanet-MassanesAVE Class 103 – Drive along the entire length of train
 
 


Fastest trains - ICE3 - DB long-distance transport - Eschweiler, GermanyFastest trains - Train DB to Frankfurt, GermanyICE3 - At Cologne main-station, GermanyICE-1539 - At Berlin Hauptbahnhof, GermanyICE3 – These Intercity trains are among the fastest in     Germany
 


Fastest trains - Eurostar e320 - (15-10-2015)Fastest trains - Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station - Paris, FranceTrain service coming from London - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, NetherlandsTrain service - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, NetherlandsEurostar E320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel
 
 


Fastest trains - TGV - The intersection of three networksFastest trains - TGV - Brussel-Zuid - Brussels, BelgiumTGV - Train at Brussel-Zuid - Brussels, BelgiumTGV - Fampoux, FranceTGV – High-speed trains are the pride and symbol of     France
 


Fastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound train - TaiwanFastest trains - THSR 700T - Southbound trainTHSR 700T - Southbound train - Passing in the eveningTaiwan High Speed 700T train - Taichung-Station, TaiwanTHSR 700T – Taiwanese variant of Japanese     Shinkansen
 


Fastest trains - ED250 Pendolino - At Warsaw  Central Train station, PolandFastest trains - ED250 Pendolino - PKP Intercity - Krakow, PolandPKP Intercity on the railway line No. 8 near Slomniki, PolandExpress Intercity Premium - At the 2nd platform - Wroclaw Glowny station, PolandED250 Pendolino – High-speed railway in Poland
 
 


ICE3 – These Intercity trains are among the fastest in Germany

ICE3 - VDE 8 Pemiere - Magdeburg, Germany

ICE3 x 3 - At Cologne main-station, Germany

ICE3 - To Frankfurt am Main, Germany

ICE3 - DB long-distance transport - Eschweiler, Germany

ICE3 - At Cologne main-station, Germany

Train DB to Frankfurt, Germany

VDE 8 Pemiere - Magdeburg, Germany

ICE-1539 - At Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany

ICE3 – These Intercity trains are among the fastest in Germany

  • Speed: 330 km/h
  • Location: Germany
  • Route: Mannheim – Frankfurt, Berlin – Munich
  • Number of seats:
  • Commencement of exploitation: June 2, 1991

ICE3 – Intercity trains, marked as ICE3, are one of the fastest trains that pass through Germany. The busiest route is between Mannheim and Frankfurt. But the highest speed is between Berlin and Munich. They can complete this route in less than four hours. The construction of a 107 km long section with numerous tunnels and bridges allowed for a significant acceleration. The project cost around ten billion euros.

International routes

Currently, there are 259 trains in use, which run not only in Germany. They also travel to neighboring countries, specifically Austria, Denmark, France, Belgium, Switzerland or the Netherlands. Trains do not have specially designated tracks, as is the case for example in Japanese Shinkansen, run on “normal” lines of the German railway infrastructure. Therefore, they only reach speeds of 300 km / h, but only in certain sections.

During operation, there was a fatal accident in Eschede in 1998. When the wheel rim broke while driving at 200 km / h. Out of 287 travelers, 99 people died and 88 were injured.

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel

Eurostar e320 - 4013-4014 - At Arnhem Centraal-station, Netherlands

Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station, France

Eurostar e320 - In Paris-Nord station - Paris, France

Eurostar e320 - On High Speed 1 - Near Sellindge, UK

Eurostar e320 - (15-10-2015)

Train service coming from London - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, Netherlands

Train service - At Amsterdam Centraal-station, Netherlands

2 trains - At St Pancras railway station - London, United Kingdom

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks of Eurotunnel

  • Speed: 320 km/h
  • Location: Eurotunnel between France and Great Britain
  • Route:
  • Number of seats:
  • Commencement of exploitation: November 20, 2015

Eurostar e320 – Glides along the tracks in Eurotunnel since 2015. The trains are 390.2 meters long and are designed to meet the technical specifications of European railways. The trains entered service in 1994 for the opening of the Channel Tunnel. The Eurostar e320 was built by Siemens in Germany, and the railway company ordered seven train sets.

European Connection

The producers took their inspiration from the French train TGV. This transnational rail operator connects London with several important European cities and its trains reach speeds of up to 300 km / h. For example, a journey from London to Paris takes only two hours and sixteen minutes.

In 2009, the train crashed due to frost and snow, and over two thousand passengers were stuck in the tunnel. Snow has entered the ventilation system and there has been a short circuit in the electric motor system of the units.

TGV – High-speed trains are the pride and symbol of France

TGV - The intersection of three networks

TGV - Front of 2nd locomotive

TGV - Brussel-Zuid - Brussels, Belgium

TGV - Fampoux, France

TGV - Train at Brussel-Zuid - Brussels, Belgium

Train at Brussel-Zuid station - Brussels, Belgium

Train Milan-Paris - On snow

Fastest trains - Train set 4525 as 9826 - Near Marseille, France

TGV – High-speed trains are the pride and symbol of France

  • Speed: 300 km/h
  • Location: France
  • Route:
  • Number of seats: 989
  • Commencement of exploitation: September 5, 1981

TGV – High-speed trains are the pride and symbol of France. Their famous designation is an abbreviation of four French words: Train à Grande Vitesse, which literally means a high-speed train. They can be considered something like the Japanese system Shinkansen. Trains run on tracks with normal gauge of the rails. However, in order to achieve the necessary speed, high-speed lines are built with extremely large radii of bends. The first special line was launched in 1981 between Paris and Lyon. The then President Francois Mitterrand attended the opening ceremony.

New prototypes

From then until 2013, about 550 trains in various variants were produced. The first was powered by a gas turbine. However, due to the rise in oil prices during the 1973 oil crisis, the decision was made to electrify the train. Today’s aerodynamic shape is designed by car designer Jacques Cooper, who was inspired by sport Porsche cars. Passengers describe the TGV journey as a pleasant experience not only because of the speed but also because of the quiet running of the train. The interior is hermetically sealed, so even at higher speeds, no noise can reach it.

While the TGV runs at an average speed of around 300 km / h, its line-up reached a record speed in 2007 – an unbelievable 574.8 km / h.

Thermonuclear energy – Obtained by fusion

Thermonuclear energy - JET - Aerial view

Thermonuclear energy - JET - Telemanipulator

Thermonuclear energy - JET - Interior view

Thermonuclear energy - JET - Vessel internal view - Plasma blend

Thermonuclear energy - ITER - Aerial view

ITER - Tokamak complex

ITER - Aerial view - (26-03-2018)

ITER - Tokamak and Plant Systems

Thermonuclear energy – Obtained by fusion

Thermonuclear energy – Obtained by fusion – combining the nuclei of light elements. Under earthly conditions, it is possible to use isotopes, i.e. heavier forms of hydrogen: deuterium and tritium. The former has a proton and a neutron in its nucleus, and it is quite common in water. The second one, made of a proton and two neutrons, does not occur naturally. But it can be easily obtained from another light element – lithium.

JET (Joint European Torus)

Tritium is used in experiments at JET (Joint European Torus). Which is near Oxford, UK. It is a tokamak reactor – a bagel-shaped chamber in which the hot gas, i.e. plasma, will be trapped by the magnetic field. It must reach enormous temperatures, on the order of 100 million degrees Celsius, for the thermonuclear reactions to begin. – We have come to the point where we can try out in practice what we have been preparing for years. – explains Dr. Joelle Mailloux, co-leader of the JET science team.

This is the first major experiment with tritium since 1997. Because the use of this isotope as a fuel, along with deuterium, increases the level of radiation in the reactor. All the equipment had to be adapted to the new working conditions. It took two years. – Once the research begins, the inside of the reactor will be too dangerous for humans to enter. Everything must work or be repairable remotely, as on an unmanned spacecraft – says Prof. Ian Chapman, head of JET.

If successful in the UK trials, they will open the way to efficient and relatively clean energy production. One gram of hydrogen “burned” in a fusion reactor can yield as much as 8 tons of crude oil or 11 tons of coal. A few hundred kilograms of deuterium and tritium per year would be enough to meet the energy needs of the whole world. Relatively little radioactive waste is also expected to be generated in fusion reactors.

ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor)

The results of the JET experiments will be used in the development of ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). This is a huge reactor under construction in Cadarache, France. Funded by the European Union, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the USA at a cost of $ 22 billion. The first launch of ITER is scheduled for 2025, 10 years later the reactor is to run on a mixture of deuterium and tritium. If all goes to plan, it will be the first plant to get more energy from fusion than was needed to initiate it.

Tarragon – Artemisia dracunculus – Known estragon

Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculus - Hong Kong

Tarragon - Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon - Artemisia

Tarragon - Estragon

Tarragon - Estragon plant

Estragon

Estragon - Artemisia-dracunculus

Artemisia dracunculus plant

Tarragon – Artemisia dracunculus – Known estragon

Tarragon – Artemisia dracunculus – More commonly known as estragon. It belongs to the less popular herbs in our kitchen. But in other parts of the world, such as France. It is highly valued for its bitter, tart flavor with a hint of anise. The French add tarragon to practically everything – soups, sauces, mustard and salads.

Frapin – Cognac producer from Grande Champagne

Frapin

Johannes Malling - bottle of cognac - (21-07-2010)

Frapin – Cognac producer from Grande Champagne

Frapin – Cognac producer from Grande Champagne region. The Frapin family has 240 ha of planting vines in the Grande Champagne region near Segonzac. Twenty generations of the French family have been producing its cognac since 1270.

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe

Staffelter Hof

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe

Staffelter Hof – The oldest winery in Europe. Established when the king of Lorraine gave the Cistercians earth on the Moselle. That’s how it rolled history a company from the German town of Kröv, which in 2012 celebrated its 1150 anniversary. Its origins date back to 862, when a Cistercian estate founded a vineyard on their estate. They dealt with it for almost a thousand years – until 1804. When Napoleon’s decision deprived them of earth. The confiscated vineyard was bought by the French court clerk Peter Schneiders.
Heirloom after him was taken over by children and grandchildren. When the male line expired, great-granddaughter Maria Schneiders married the winemaker Kilian Klein in 1894 – their descendants run the company to this day. They stopped at a modest family business, skillfully responding to the challenges of the times. In 1960, they built a small guest house at a 10-hectare vineyard, in 2014 they obtained an ecological certificate for their wines.
Staffelter Hof is one of the most typical companies with longevity. Brilliant inventors or fashion creators did not set up businesses that survived several centuries. Almost exclusively ventures that met the basic needs of customers had a chance to do so.

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear

Zum Roten Bären

The Red Bear - Freiburg, Germany - postcard (01-01-1893)

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear

Zum Roten Bären – Hotel The Red Bear in Freiburg. Is the oldest hotel in Germany and in Europe. During the very turbulent history of European inns, which is well illustrated by history of the oldest of them.
Built in 1120, it survived the plague pandemic, which certainly decimated Western Europe. Several wars, rebellions and revolutions, and border changes. The city was occupied by the Spaniards, Swedes, French and Austrians. Over 900 years, the owners of Red Bear changed about 50 times. Who stood up to save him from destruction. They served everyone: during the peasant uprising in 1727, they first made it available to rebel leaders, then hosted army commanders suppressing rebellion.
Tactics proved to be so effective that the modernized hotel stands today, and guests can see the basement and a fragment of the floor from nine centuries ago through the glass window.

Top 10 night fighter planes – WWI & WWII and post-war era

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Top 10 night fighter planes – WWI & WWII and post-war era

Top 10 night fighter planes:


  • World War I:


  • Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2cRoyal Aircraft Factory B.E.2cRoyal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c – Night flights were already taking place during World War I. It was not machines specially designed for these purposes. But fighters usually reworked. Such an example was a single-engine, two-seat, biplane – Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c.

  • Sopwith Camel “Comic” Nightfighter

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Sopwith Camel Sopwith Camel Sopwith Camel – “Comic” Nightfighter – A modified version of the British military aircraft Sopwith Camel also participated in World War I. Manufactured by Sopwith Aviation Company. Equipped with an improved Neame sight.


  • World War II:


  • Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4 – Was a heavy twin-engine fighter aircraft. One of the best machines for conducting night raids. Because the machine was poorly manoeuvrable, the Germans decided to use it as a bombing and intercepting fighter.

  • Heinkel He 219 UHU

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Heinkel He 219 UHUHeinkel He 219 UHUHeinkel He 219 UHU – In the summer of 1943, the German Luftwaffe I/NJG 1 with a base in Venlo, the Netherlands, received a prototype of the Heinkel He 219 UHU night fighter. During tests it proved to be reliable and quickly gained recognition in battle. Throwing down 15 enemy bombers.

  • Focke-Wulf Ta 154

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Focke-Wulf Ta 154Focke-Wulf Ta 154Focke-Wulf Ta 154 – Nazi Germany, for the third time. This time with a machine inspired by a hostile multi-purpose aircraft: de Havilland Mosquito. The original had a fairly old wooden structure. But it troubled the Germans so much that they decided to build something similar.

  • Northrop P-61 Black Widow

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Northrop P-61 Black WidowNorthrop P-61 Black WidowNorthrop P-61 Black Widow – The “Black Widow” aircraft from the manufacturer Northrop Corporation was the only fighter of World War II. From the beginning, designed exclusively for night flying.


  • Post-war era:


  • Northrop F-89 Scorpion

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Northrop F-89 ScorpionNorthrop F-89 ScorpionNorthrop F-89 Scorpion – Trying to replace the “Black Widow” Northrop P-61. A slightly better night fighter, American designers developed the F-89. It was a self-supporting medium wing.

  • Gloster Javelin

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Gloster JavelinGloster JavelinGloster Javelin – First fighter manufactured by Gloster Aircraft Company was Meteor – with a jet propulsion. The first night machine, from this factory was Gloster Javelin.

  • Sud Aviation Vautour II

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Sud Aviation Vautour IISud Aviation Vautour IISud Aviation Vautour II – The first test flight of the French machine, took place on 16th October 1952. But it was not included in active service until 1958. The prototype was improved and finally created in three versions: IIA, IIB, IIN.

  • Jakovlev Jak-25

    Top 10 night fighter planes - Jakovlev Jak-25Jakovlev Jak-25Jakovlev Jak-25 – The first in the USSR created to operate on the areas of Siberia and the Far East. A twin-engine long-range fighter, adapted to all weather conditions. And for day and night flights.


During the war, the time of day does not matter. The fight lasts around the clock, regardless of weather conditions or time. That’s why the designers created night fighters. Which could have carried out the attack when most people calmly rest.

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