Tired of sweating in Mumbai’s trains?
Or scared of train delays?
Fear no more!
ET3 is here!
And their trains can get you from Jammu to Kanyakumari in a blink of an eye! Cause the distance is only 3327 kilometers and the train runs at 4024km/hr (approx).
So that’s not even an HOUR!!!
ET3 (headed by American engineer Daryl Oster) has successfully reinvented the ‘Vactrain‘ to shorten big distances into your average daily commute to your office.
What are Vactrains? Well it is basically a cylindrical train that rides in a tube that forms a close airtight seal around the cars. Suck all of the air out of the tube, and the train will be propelled forward by the pressure of air behind it. Cool no?
Oyster says that his Vactrain is ideal for connecting widely separated cities in sparsely populated areas, and could run underwater tethered at a predetermined depth. He also claims that the system would be far lower in cost that high speed electric trains, while using far less power per passenger mile.
So basically… It’s a God damn fast train. And it looks sooo futuristic! Omg!
But this tech ain’t new. Similar concepts have been proposed as long as 100 years ago by rocketry pioneer Robert Goddard. The idea has also been used in science fiction novels like Logan’s Run and Fahrenheit 451, and it even made an appearance in an episode of Star Trek. (via Dvice)
Implications? You don’t have to take potty breaks during a train ride, cause most people can hold it in for an hour at least. Also imagine looking outta the windows in these, that is if they got em.
Still it’s PGDA!
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