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If you want to set a speed record, how do you make a train go faster? Equip it with jet engines. In a July 23, 1966, test run for New York Central railcar M-497, twin jet engines were mounted on the car’s roof. This Blade archive photo was shot along a 30-mile straight stretch of track in Williams County, as the train set a U.S. railroad speed record of 183.85 mph. At the time, New York Central said the speed test was to see if high-speed shuttle train service between major cities would make sense. But thanks to airlines, automobiles, and relatively inexpensive gasoline, the experiment faded away. Another problem with high-speed trains in the United States was the county’s railroad infrastructure. The world train speed record in 1966 was just over 200 miles an hour, and Asia and Europe, including Japan and France, boasted the fastest commuter trains in the world. But those trains had the advantage of running on separate tracks to avoid road crossings and slower-moving freight trains. An Ohio Historic Marker was placed at the train station near Bryan in November, 2003, to commemorate the U.S. speed record.

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Construction workers place a beam with a tree and American Flag attached during a "Topping Out Ceremony" at the Justice Center of Seneca County Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Tiffin, Ohio.

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Third place winner Justin Longacre reads his poem about Zip Code 43613 in the second annual Ode to the Zip Code poetry contest Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library's main branch in downtown Toledo. Out of the 164 people who penned poems about their respective zip codes for the contest, 30 were invited to share theirs Wednesday. Of those, four were awarded by a panel of three judges. The contest was part of the city's 419 Day celebration.

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American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, left, U.S. Education secretary Betsy DeVos, center, and Van Wert Early Childhood principal Lori Bittner, right, walk through the halls of Van Wert Early Childhood Center on April 20, 2017.

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American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, left, Kindergarten teacher Laura Foster, center, and U.S. Education secretary Betsy DeVos, right, interact with prechool children at Van Wert Early Childhood Center on April 20, 2017.

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American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, left, gets on the ground and speaks with preschoolers Alivia Boley, center, and Kellen Bragg, right, in their classroom at Van Wert Early Childhood Center on April 20, 2017.

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Andrew Winters, 14, left, of Perrysburg, and teammate Chau (cq) McVicker, of Whitehouse, fish on the Maumee River during the Sixth annual Maumee High School vs. Perrysburg High School Fishing Tournament at Sidecut Metropark on April 22, 2017.

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"I love these guys. They got me back to my family," boxer Tommy Bagnasco, center, said as he thanked the members of the Toledo Fire Department for saving his life during the 50th Annual Hero Awards Banquet Thursday, April 20, 2017, at The Pinnacle in Maumee. The non-profit Safety Council of Northwest Ohio presented the awards to civilian area residents and members of law enforcement who help others in a way that rises above the usual expectations. The firefighters were attending a boxing match when Mr. Bagnasco was knocked out and his breathing began to slow. They preformed CPR and called paramedics, which Mr. Bagnasco credited with saving his life.

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Female marathon winner Emma McCarron, left, and her sister Grace McCarron hug after they both finished the race during the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon at the University of Toledo on April 23, 2017.

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Male marathon winner Evan Gaynor, of Delta, crosses the finish line during the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon at the University of Toledo on April 23, 2017.

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Tom Falvey, left, and IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr., right, get ready to raise the flag for the National Anthem before the start the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon at the University of Toledo on April 23, 2017.

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Robert Cline of Powhatan Point, Ohio, is swallowed alive by an exhibit at Jurassic Quest Friday, April 21, 2017, at the SeaGate Centre in Toledo, Ohio.

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Solar-powered "runway lights" in the pavement and on guardrails along State Route 65 east of State Route 235 Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Middleton Township, Ohio.

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Several hundred supporters of science start off on the Saturday, April 22, 2017, March for Science in Toledo. Participants began with the rally at International Park in East Toledo and marched across the Maumme River to the Imagination Station in downtown Toledo. The event was co-sponsored by the Northwestern Ohio Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and the Imagination Station and held held to mirror the national March for Science in Washington, D.C.

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Elliot Tramer, founding Director of the University of Toledo's Environmental Science Program, center, joins in the Saturday, April 22, 2017, March for Science in Toledo. Several hundred people turned out for celebrate science at the rally and march, which began in East Toledo's International Park and ended at the Imagination Station in downtown Toledo.

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University of Toledo students Tommy McCaleb, left, Marcus Anderson, center left, and Joseph Strobbe, center right, line up for a photo together after taking part in the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the University of Toledo's main campus. Male participants were challenged to run or walk a mile in a pair of high heels for $5, with proceeds going to Bethany House in Toledo. Dubbed #RedShoesChallenge, the event was put on by the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and sponsored by the university's sponsored by the UT Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness. Lourdes University will host its own 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event from 1-3 p.m. Friday to raise awareness about sexual assault, rape, and gender violence.

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University of Toledo student Cory Baird shows off his home-decorated high heels as part of the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event.

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University of Toledo student Karl Zacharias sports sparkling platforms as he rounds the bend while jogging in women's shoes with other students as part of the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event.

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The Maumee River and Downtown Toledo skyline as seen from International Park, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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Laura Neal, left, walks down the stairs with her niece Gracie Roman, 4, as work together to gather refuse Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Walbridge Park in South Toledo. were taking part in this year's “Global Youth Service Day” for the United Way of Greater Toledo. Several organizations paired with the United Way for service projects throughout the Toledo area Saturday. Students and their families from Harvard Elementary School signed up to help cleanup Walbridge Park.

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Bonnie Winters, left, and her granddaughter Corinna Lesage, 10, work together to gather refuse Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Walbridge Park in South Toledo. were taking part in this year's “Global Youth Service Day” for the United Way of Greater Toledo. Several organizations paired with the United Way for service projects throughout the Toledo area Saturday. Students and their families from Harvard Elementary School signed up to help cleanup Walbridge Park.

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Artist K.A. Letts and her piece "She Dreams of Perfect Order" and wall mural "9 Muses", at River House Arts, 425 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

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Toledoan Finn Hayden, 5, takes a break from his scooter to fly a kite at the Maumee Bay State Park Campground in Oregon, Ohio. Riding their bikes in the background are his sisters Roan, 7, and Grier, 10. The family was camping all week at the campground.

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Rain pours down on Erie Street as a pedestrian crosses near Orange Street, Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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Olander Park employees Tim Miley, left, and Jim Monaghan,right, pick-up trash around the lake as part of their "spring cleaning" day in Olander Park on April 17, 2017.

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A Goose makes a landing on the lake in Olander Park on April 17, 2017.

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A wild turkey crosses Windemere Blvd E near the corner of Lagrange Street after coming from Mount Carmel Cemetery, Friday, April 21, 2017.

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Steve and Debbie Katich look at posters at the Paula Brown Pub and Art Gallery during the Art Loop Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Toledo, Ohio.

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Whitmer pitcher Amanda Combs throws against Notre Dame during a softball game at Whitmer High School in Toledo.

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Perrysburg's Grant Delas (20) makes the out in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Friday, April 21, 2017, baseball match up at Northview in Sylvania. Northview won, 5-2.

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Toledo Walleye fans crowd the team's tunnel after the y lose to the Kalamazoo Wings 3-2. The Kalamazoo Wings (KW) defeat the Toledo Walleye (TW) 4-3 in the sixth game of the first round of the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs in the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan on April 23, 2017. The teams are now tied 3-3 in the best of seven series.

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Wings #13, Cameron Darcy and Walleye #86, Evan Rankin, are separated during the game.

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Walleye Dane Walters is upended in front of the Wings' goal. Teammate Alden Hirschfeld is at right.

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The Kalamazoo Wings (KW) defeat the Toledo Walleye (TW) 4-3 in the sixth game of the first round of the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs in the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan on April 23, 2017. The teams are now tied 3-3 in the best of seven series.

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