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'Wooo!' Amtrak train briefly hits 111 mph in test run
ABOARD AMTRAK TEST TRAIN – The fierce, unresolved debate over whether the U.S. can afford to invest billions of dollars on high-speed passenger rail seemed to fall by the wayside, at least temporarily, in the heartland on Friday when an Amtrak train reached 111 mph – a record speed in Illinois during modern times.
By Jon Hilkevitch
October 19, 2012