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High Speed Train #200110

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1969
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(Studio) Nation's 1st high speed rail service operating between Washington, DC and NYC inaugurated today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC, New York) Metroliner built for Penn Central capable of 160 m.p.h.; tracks are not. Engineer holds speed to 110 m.p.h. Trains surpass buses and planes for luxury. [ENGINEER - era of high hat and red bandanna gone, especially with new speed trains. No one puts gun to engineer's head and says `Havana'.] Trip takes under 3 hrs.; most dignitaries and pressmen will take hour plane trip back to DC.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Cronkite, Walter;
Schoumacher, David

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