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The maglev (magnetic levitation) train was invented by Americans James R. Powell and Gordon T. Danby. Hermann Kemper, Robert Goddard and Emile Bachelet are also credited with important research and development that lead ...

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Maglev trains can reach speeds of up to 361 mph. This was the fastest speed reached by the MLX01, which was measured on December 2, 2003. Executed on the Yamanashi maglev test line in Japan, the test run was administered...

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The world's first commercial Maglev line opened in 2004 and is located in Shanghai, China. The line connects Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road in Eastern Shanghai. Subsequent lines were built in Japan and Sou...

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In 1914, the French-born American inventor Emile Bachelet presented his ideas and a display model of a maglev vehicle. A report in the Swiss journal Schweizer Familie from the same year shows a photograph of the event an...

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Superconductivity was discovered by Heike Kammerlingh Onnes in 1911. This discovery eventually made maglev trains possible. Superconductivity is the cooling of materials, such as lead and mercury, to extremely low temper...

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German scientist Werner von Siemens is considered the inventor of the electric locomotive. Siemens first introduced his invention at a Berlin trade fair in 1879.

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The train was invented in England in 1803 by Richard Trevithick with funding from Samuel Homfray. The first steam locomotive used a steam engine and had its maiden journey on Feb. 22, 1804. This journey covered a distanc...

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