#488: BankRail

For those of us who want to travel faster by rail but don’t much fancy the increased taxes required to revamp the entire transport network…here is one possible contribution.

Trains would be equipped with outrider bogies and tracks would have banking sections attached at corners. These sections would have ramp-shaped run-on sections, so that a train, travelling at much greater speed than normal, could have its outer wheels engaged by the banking curves and allow the whole vehicle to make the turn without derailing itself.

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