The train was set up in 1930 by the German Reyhsbanom, weighed 20 tons and was equipped with the 46 liter BMW V-12 AC 600 horsepower.
Subsequently, these engines were used in the Luftwaffe bombers. To keep the train on the tracks propeller was tilted by 7 degrees.
Originally designed for a speed of about 193 km / h in 1931, he set a record of 224 km / h, which was not broken for another 23 years. But no one on the train gasoline engine never beat that record.
Unfortunately, Schienenzeppelin never went into production because of security problems. Prototype set a record speed was dismantled in 1939, went on to create aluminum Messerschmitt for Uncle Adolf.