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Horse to Train:Evolution

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In ancient times,humans walked to get where they wanted to go.Later,they rode domesticated animals,like camels,horses and mule.People had to carry belongings themselves or on an animal's back.Later people dragges objects on a travois,is a kind of platform tied between two long poles.

'Then came the discovery of the wheel and new technology changed everything.!'

People rode and carried goods in carts amd wagons pulled by animals.The larger the wagon and the more the animals.More people and goods can be moved.By 1662,the first horse-drawn buses were running regular routes through city streets.

In 1814,the first steam-powered engine was fired up.Soon trains burned wood or coal to create steam that put the wheels in motion,rolling along tracks laid on the round to create a "road" from place to place.The powerful engines pulled many cars full of people and goods.One engine did work faster than a team of horses,so people called then machine ' Iron Horse'.

Steam trains were crucial to then growth of America.People moved west and built towns near train tracks.Railroad owners became rich as more people travelled and shipped goods by rail.Soon hundreds of locomotives chugged across America,spewing out clouds of thick black smoke.

In 1918,a train was first powered by a diesel engine,which produces electricity to move a train.Diesels were faster and more powerful and didn't pollute the air.Long before most steam engines were replaced by diesels.Next came even faster,quieter electric trains that were powered by overhead subway trains that are still used by millions everyday.

By 1960's ,there where new high speed,electric trains called "bullet trains" because of their shape amd speed.They were the fastest until 1980's,when maglev or "magnetic levitation" train was introduced.It doesn't run on rails:it floats between them.

Electromagnets imbedded in the train and the track repel, lifting the train and pushing it forward.Today maglevs continue to get faster and faster.Japanese maglev holds the speed record for about 361 mph (561 km/h).

Here are some TOP fastest train as of now:

THSR 700T, 186.4 mph, Taiwan

9ETR 500 Frecciarossa, 186.4 mph, Italy

8SNCF TGV Duplex, 198.8 mph, France

7Alstom Euroduplex, 198.8 mph, France

E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa, 198.8 mph, Japan

E5 Series Shinkansen Hayabusa, 198.8 mph, Japan

Talgo 350, 217.4 mph, Spain

Siemens Velaro E/AVS 103, 217.4 mph, Spain

3AGV Italo, 223.6 mph, Italy

2Harmony CRH 380A, 236.12 mph, China

1Shanghai Maglev, 267.8 mph, China

Credits:

TMW (Train list)

Goggle(Photos)

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how i wish i could ride on a bullet train too someday.

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1 year ago

Some great changes and development has took place

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1 year ago

Oi sipa ako nakasakay sa train, anong feeling ng nakasakay sa train? Sa philippines?

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1 year ago

haha mrt ,lrt.really? haha ako bilang lang din e.

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1 year ago

Lahat diko pa nasasakyan ,🤧🤧 dipa naman ako nakapunta manila o kung saan man merong lrt mrt hahaha

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1 year ago

ayy ganun,ok lang yan,darating din panahon na un.

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1 year ago

People have always had the need to cover certain distances out of various needs, so the transport system has kept pace with technological advances.

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1 year ago

Yeah thats true,we need to cope up with technology to make some big benefits to the future.

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1 year ago

An interesting story. Younger generations, at least in Serbia, do not know what it looks like to ride a train.

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1 year ago

Yes,definitely, they dont have that learning on what history is all about

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