Friday, 23 March 2007
Imitation Snow in Adelaide ? Est-ce que c'est vraiment de la neige que nous voyons à Adelaïde ?
The Glenelg Tram which plies between Adelaide's Victoria Square and Glenelg Beach was upgraded recently with new trams from Bombardier Transportation of Berlin.
Here is one of our new trams cooling down in the 'wunderbar' German weather before being shipped to a sunnier clime.
Sadly, they will never see snow again. (Unless we send them back and buy "Alstom" Trams,- a French company that holds the 'Record du Monde de Vitesse sur Rail'.) Alstom is also currently preparing for the world rail speed record attempt in April 2007. Their trainset designed especially for this event, should reach a speed of at least 540 km/h. At that rate we could be in Glelelg in one minute and nine seconds. Que pensez-vous ?