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On July 23, 1966, railroad engineer Don Wetzel and his colleagues from the now defunct New York Central Railroad attached two GE J-47-19 engines to the roof of a stock commuter car and sent their creation down a straight section of Ohio tracks. It reached speeds of 183 miles per hour, setting a U.S. rail speed record that still stands today.
Although the jet train was scrapped years ago, it was recreated by LEGO virtuoso Aleksander Stein and today, we have brought it to life again in a winter wonderland. 

On July 23, 1966, railroad engineer Don Wetzel and his colleagues from the now defunct New York Central Railroad attached two GE J-47-19 engines to the roof of a stock commuter car and sent their creation down a straight section of Ohio tracks. It reached speeds of 183 miles per hour, setting a U.S. rail speed record that still stands today.

Although the jet train was scrapped years ago, it was recreated by LEGO virtuoso Aleksander Stein and today, we have brought it to life again in a winter wonderland. 

In the 1960s, railroad engineer Don Wetzel and his colleagues with the now defunct New York Central Railroad decided to build a high-speed train with jet engines they salvaged from an Air Force bomber. They attached the GE J-47-19 engines to the roof of a stock commuter car and dubbed the train the M-497. On July 23, 1966, they set a rail speed record that still stands. GE Reports talked to Wetzel recently about the project.
LEGO virtuoso Aleksander Stein recreated the vehicle with the toy bricks, and we have set it in motion. 

In the 1960s, railroad engineer Don Wetzel and his colleagues with the now defunct New York Central Railroad decided to build a high-speed train with jet engines they salvaged from an Air Force bomber. They attached the GE J-47-19 engines to the roof of a stock commuter car and dubbed the train the M-497. On July 23, 1966, they set a rail speed record that still stands. GE Reports talked to Wetzel recently about the project.

LEGO virtuoso Aleksander Stein recreated the vehicle with the toy bricks, and we have set it in motion.