Big Bigger Biggest: Train (World's Fastest Train)
The French ‘Train à Grande Vitesse’, known as the TGV regularly reaches speeds exceeding 300 kilometers per hour. In special tests the train has been pushed to 575 kilometers per hour making it the fastest on earth. This film explores how the TGV was made possible through a series of four historic engineering breakthroughs. The film explores the inner workings of four iconic trains, including Stephenson’s record breaking Rocket and Japan’s revolutionary Bullet Train. Each features a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to build faster and faster trains. The film explores the development of powerful engines, aerodynamic design and innovations that keep trains firmly on the tracks. Using stunning CGI animation, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these machines and the inventions that have enabled them to get faster and faster. Four ingenious leaps forward that enabled trains to evolve from the world’s first steam passenger train into the fastest train on the planet.