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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About kkapoorr

Just a noob with a 'smartphone'. Learning it everyday. And my take on random tech too.

4 responses »

  1. Windy says:

    I tend not to leave many responses, however i did a few searching and wound up here High speed trains are a reality, FINALLY! NoobTech. And I do have some questions for you if you do not mind. Is it simply me or does it look like a few of the remarks come across like written by brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are posting at other online sites, I’d like to follow anything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list of the complete urls of your communal pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

  2. Josefina says:

    I almost never comment, however after reading a lot of responses here High speed trains are a reality, FINALLY! NoobTech. I actually do have a few questions for you if it’s allright. Is it just me or do some of these comments look as if they are written by brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you are writing at other social sites, I’d like to follow you. Could you post a list of every one of all your social community pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

  3. Hi There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.Keep working ,great job!Best regards from France.

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