Uncovering Germany's High-Speed Train Legacy

During its test runs in 1931, the 'Schiene Zeppelin' zipped along at 130 mph i i

hide captionDuring its test runs in 1931, the Schiene Zeppelin zipped along at 130 mph and made the Berlin-to-Hamburg run in about an Hour and a half.

Deutsche Bahn Museum
During its test runs in 1931, the 'Schiene Zeppelin' zipped along at 130 mph

During its test runs in 1931, the Schiene Zeppelin zipped along at 130 mph and made the Berlin-to-Hamburg run in about an Hour and a half.

Deutsche Bahn Museum

NPR's Emily Harris reports on the futuristic design of a long-lost German passenger train that traveled between Hamburg and Berlin, driven by a pusher propeller. The train didn't catch on, but the German railway system matched its record speed only last month with its latest generation of passenger trains.

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