Mr Monkey found an even more streamlined locomotive than the Mallard, a Shinkansen Series 0 car. This is one of the earliest of Japan's Bullet Trains, with a top speed of 136 mph, and is the first one to be displayed outside Japan. The latest Shinkansen, the Series 7, can do 177 mph. Mr Monkey sat in the comfortable seats, watched a video about the train, then peered into the driver's cab.
You can read about the Shinkansen at the Japanese Lifestyle website and at the Japan Guide website.
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