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ITALY TRAINS 9

April 29 2012, at 07:01 PM

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The driver of a Italo train, Europe's first private operator of high-speed, domestic trains on track, prepares to close the doors at a station in Florence, April 28, 2012. The locomotives started speeding around 186 miles per hour on Saturday, opening a new chapter in European rail travel and seeking to compete against state-run service with an emphasis on style and luxury. (Gianni Cipriano/The New York Times) - XNYT80

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