We take a trip

Vintage black and white photograph of a futuristic strange train design with a rotor blade engine and aerodynamic shape technology development history retro travel rail track design

From the Mid-Week Pictorial, this experimental “Zeppelin on wheels” (or Schienenzeppelin) arrived at a station in Hanover, Germany. It went into service in 1931 and that June set a railway speed record. Safety and reliability concerns prevented it from being mass-produced, however. It was dismantled in 1939. Photo: The New York Times

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