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High Speed Rail in Canada – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

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High Speed Rail in Canada – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

High Speed rail in Waterloo RegionHigh Speed Rail Canada Presents -” High Speed Rail in Canada – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” Guest speakers from Bombardier and Alstom as well as the latest high speed rail videos. We will also show film of Canada’s 1967 high speed TurboTrain!

In 1967 EXPO was in Montreal and Trudeau mania swept the country. It was a great time of optimism in Canada. Wanting to upgrade their passenger rail system Canadian National entered into an agreement with United Aircraft Corporation to produce the high speed turbine powered Turbo Train. It ran from 1968-1984. The train reached a speed of 228kph that is still the fastest passenger rail Canada has ever had. Now in 2010, every G8 country and ninety percent of G20 countries have modern high speed rail passenger service. Some countries have had high speed rail for over 30 years. Join us for a fascinating look back at the Turbo Train including viewing an ultra rare 4 minute promotional movie on the Turbo that has been unseen in 30 years. We will then examine the present situation with proposed high speed rail options in Canada with Paul Langan, founder of High Speed Rail Canada. We will then have two of the largest train manufacturing companies in the world present what they are doing in different countries. Ashley Langford from Alstom presentation will also include the video clip of the world record breaking train run. Paul Larouche from Bombardier will talk about the Zefiro very high speed train and the over $1 billion dollars worth of orders they have for the train in China and Italy. Time permitting our guest speakers will answer questions from the audience. This promises to be an exciting and educational evening.

Where: Princess Twin Cinema, 46 King Street North, Waterloo

When: November 18, 2010

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: $10

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