How fast can trains go?

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Trains can get pretty fast, especially since they often travel in straight lines and don't often have to slow down make turns.  As of June 2010, the fastest train in the world is in China. A train connecting two cities over 600 miles apart makes the trip in just about 3 hours! It has an average speed of 217 miles an hour (350 km/hr), and that's over 3 times the speed limit on most highways!

Most trains are much slower though, but still pretty fast.  Amtrak trains in the Northeastern United States can reach speeds of 150 miles an hour.

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