An Illustrated History of High-Speed Rail

Today’s event was put on by the Newcomen Society. Professor Felix Schmidt took us on a historical tour of the international quest for ever faster locomotion, from the Hetton Colliery Railway in 1822 to the Shinkansen today. The society has placed the whole thing on its YouTube channel, so I needn’t type a detailed synopsis.

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