RailPictures.Net Photo: Untitled Aerotrain 01 at Longueville (77), France by Daniel Minaca
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» September 18, 2011
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This is the first prototype of experimental Bertin Aérotrain (Skytrain). This air levitation train circulating on a monorail on December 29, 1965. This day, the prototype reaches 90 km / h on a 1 Km track and reached 200 km/h on a longer 6.7 Km track. The levitation lift was provided with by 2 Renault Godini engines (The same as Renault R8 !) with centrifugal fans designed by Bertin. Propulsion, through the three-bladed propeller, was performed with a 260-hp Continental engine (See RPN#490464 for cabview of this prototype). The 6.7 km test track was built between Limours and Gometz-Chatel on SouthWest of Paris. After this validation, Another prototype (Aérotrain 02) have also circulated on this track the following years. This train was exposed on Ajecta Association (who's preserved steam locomotives) during a celebration meeting.
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