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Old 08-12-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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A 1979 NBC series about adventures onboard a giant nuclear-powered passenger train, it proved an expensive flop.
A look back at 'Supertrain,' TV's most expensive flop
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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A train that took 36 hours to go from N.Y to L.A? In reality, how long would a non-stop train take? Surely, not that long.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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A train that took 36 hours to go from N.Y to L.A? In reality, how long would a non-stop train take? Surely, not that long.
2,700~ miles. Today you could MAYBE do it via car in about 40 hours non-stop (70mph). A plane trip would be about 6 hours. Via bus OR train would be almost 3 days, because they aren't non-stop.

IF there was a non-stop train that averaged 100mph, you could do it in 27~ hours
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Back when there were only three networks, flops were more noticeable than they are now. Today, shows come and go all the time. Some don't make it past two episodes.
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