Modern Marvels

Season 10 Episode 8

Bullet Trains

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2003 on The History Channel
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Bullet Trains
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Traveling between 135 and 190 miles per hour with an astonishingly high safety record, bullet trains can be found throughout Europe, Japan, and on the U.S. eastern seaboard. How high-speed trains are propelled is rooted in fundamentals that haven't changed since the first electric trolleys appeared in the 19th century. We see how scientists are looking at new alternatives to electricity, including magnetic levitation that can move passenger trains 345 miles per hour and beyond!moreless
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      • James N. Michel
        National Rail Principal, Jacobs Engineering Group

        Don Knapik
        Vice President, Acela Product Line

        Walter P. Gray III
        Railroad Historian, California State Archives

        Bill Hosokawa
        Author, "Old Man Thunder: Father of the Bullet Train"

        Jacques Balause
        Consultant, High Speed Rail

        Bernard Frelat
        President & CEO, Rail Europe

        Vukan R. Vuchic
        Professor, University of Pennsylvania

        Alan Rutter
        Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration

        Cesar Vergara
        Chief Designer, New Jersey Transit

      • Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Nancy Oey
        Producer: Nancy Oey
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Consulting Producer: Henry Schipper
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Editor: Sean Dash
        Editor: Julian Gomez
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Kathlene Exner
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Hildie Katibah
        Archivist: Nilda Pergola-Jensen
        Researcher: Mark Savage
        Researcher: Diane Wai
        Clearance Assistant: Gabe Martinez
        Historical Consultant: James N. Michel
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Camera: Peter Krajewski
        Camera: Jesse Phinney
        Camera: Rich Raney
        Field Audio: Jarred Abalos
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Voice over Coordinator: Dawn Irwin
        Post Production Assistant: Montgomery Jesselton Kingsley
        Online Editor: Richard Barry
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: John Richardson
        Animation: KMP & Associates
        Graphics: Barry Hill
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Production Coordinator: Michael Z Davis
        Production Assistant: Maryalice R. Aragon
        Production Assistant: Rasi Delgado

        Special Thanks
        Jacques Balause
        Cece Drummond
        Naoki (Harry) Hariyama
        Evelyne Landre
        Chris Lazarus
        Sheila Matthews
        Frederique Menard
        James N. Michel
        Jeanne Leong
        Bruno Sol-Rolland
        Bob Taylor
        Transportation Technology Center
        University of Pennsylvania
        Gabrielle Valton
        Gilles Vaudelin
        Villeneuve Workshop

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        2001

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