From S-l-o-w to Fast!

February 28, 2020
FROM TOP: OMIKRON—GETTY IMAGES; ZYXEOS30—GETTY IMAGES

Trains have changed over time. They look different from how they used to look. They’ve gotten faster, too. Here’s how trains have changed.

Then

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The DeWitt Clinton train began running in New York in 1831. It was powered by steam. The train was slow and loud.

Now

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The Shanghai maglev train began running in China in 2002. Magnets make it move. The train is fast and quiet.

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