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Name Railcar, Propeller, Rail Zeppelin
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Railcar
SubType Propeller Driven Aircraft Engine
Variety Rail Zeppelin
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Epoch II (1920-1945)
Year(s) of Production 1929


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History: The Schienenzeppelin or Rail Zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembled a Zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of a propeller located at the rear: Powered by a BMW V1 12-cylinder engine, with only 600 hp, it accelerated the railcar to 230.2 km/h (143 mph) setting the land speed record for a petrol powered rail vehicle.
It seated 40 passengers.

Only a single example was ever built, which due to safety concerns remained out of service and was finally dismantled in 1939.

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Item created by: gdm on 2018-08-20 08:20:54. Last edited by Alain LM on 2018-08-28 04:03:08

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