High-Speed Bullet Trains
High-Speed Bullet Trains. By Anthony Ratkov
You have probably heard of the famous 'bullet trains' in Japan. Certainly,they are the most famous high-speed trains in the world. The Japanese bullet train can travel at speeds of over 120 miles per hour,and some high speed-trains in Europe can go 200 miles per hour,but all these trains require fuel,or an outside source of electricity. This invention is for a high-speed train that is human-powered. The energy provided by human muscles is it's only power source.
Each passenger in the train sits down in a seat that has a set of pedals installed on the floor in front if it. Each passenger is required to pedal,during the train trip. The pedals are connected to an electrical generator located under the floor. When the passenger pedals,the energy of his leg muscles is converted into electricity. The electricity he makes goes through wires to the locomotive,and the electricity powered the huge electric motor in the locomotive. The train has a locomotive,with ten passenger cars behind it. With fifty passengers in each car,multiplied by ten cars,the total is five hundred people. The combined electrical energy produced by 500 people pedaling at the same time can propel the train to high speeds.
This high-speed train uses no fuel,and does not require an outside source of electricity. It does not pollute the air,and it does not contribute to global warming.
Invention and computer graphic illustrations by Anthony Ratkov.