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Unformatted text preview: d by freight companies that are running slower, heavier trains, and these companies are not interested in mixing advanced, high-speed passenger trains with the slower moving freight trains. The U.S. situation is in marked contrast to that in many other countries in Europe and Asia. In Germany, France, and Japan, for example, the rail industry is driven by significant government investments. The national high speed train systems are viewed with a certain amount of national pride and prestige and as an aid to tourism, and there is a continual interest in upgrading performance and establishing speed records between cities. As in several other areas of commerce, much of the future of rail transportation will probably be impacted by the growth of rail infrastructure in China. China is already investing heavily in a large array of infrastructure projects. In advanced rail technology, the Chinese have surprised many by jumping ahead to operate a high speed Maglev system (established by the German makers of the Transrapid system) and also are importing large numbers of different advanced trainsets from Europe to...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2014 for the course CM 312 taught by Professor Mariowriedt during the Spring '10 term at Clarkson University .

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