The Aerowagon

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The Aerowagon or Aeromotowagon (Russian: Аэроваго́н, аэродрези́на, romanized: aerovagon, aerodrezyna) was an experimental high-speed railcar fitted with an aircraft engine and propeller traction invented by Valerian Abakovsky, a Soviet engineer from Latvia. It produced speeds of up to 140 kilometres per hour (87 miles per hour).[1] The Aerowagon was originally intended for the express transportation of important documents, and to carry Soviet officials on government business.[2]

Good article and more pics here.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 28, 2023
     Category: Death | Inventions | Motor Vehicles | 1910s | Russia

This is sort of tied into current events. The article mentions the Donetsk–Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic. According to Wikipedia, this “was invoked during the war in Donbas (started 2014), when the legislature of the unrecognised separatist Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) adopted a memorandum on 5 February 2015 declaring itself the successor to the Donetsk–Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic, and Artyom as founding father.”
Posted by ges on 06/29/23 at 09:33 PM
Good catch, ges!
Posted by Paul on 06/30/23 at 01:08 PM
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