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The Turbo train ran in Canada's from 1968-1982. It holds the record in Canada for the fastest train with 226 km/h. That record was set in 1976.
High Speed Rail Canada has obtained an ultra rare CBC radio interview done on board the train. Reporter Bob McGregor interviews CN Vice President Frank Roberts. They comment on the turbo’s speed, service and features. There is also discussion on the Rapido train. The interview was done in 1973 as the Turbo was reintroduced into service.
Paul Langan, Founder of High Speed Rail Canada states," Finding an audio interview done on the Turbo train is extremely rare. There is a fascination about the CN Turbo train and its place in Canada’s passenger rail history.
45 years later and Canada's present VIA RAIL trains can't match the speed record set by the Turbo. We are excited to have the largest collection of audio and video recordings of the Turbo train in Canada available to the public."