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The future's for sale: Germany auctions maglev train

The government hasn't set a minimum bid price for the train, a prototype built in 2007 for an abandoned high-speed maglev link project that would have linked Munich with its airport. In 2006, 23 people were killed when a maglev train crashed with a maintenance vehicle on the German test track.
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