Back To The Future 3 - How Much Track?
Okay... when Doc is outlining his plan to Marty,
he shows him on the map the stretch of track he plans
to use, and says "This stretch of track runs three miles out
to Clayton... Shonash Ravine" Did you catch that??
THREE miles. Now.. feel free to flame me if I'm wrong,
but an object moving at 60 miles per hour, will
travel 3 miles in 3 minutes. A train under constant
acceleration up to and indeed *past* 60 miles per
hour will need a hell of a lot more than three miles
of track to reach 88 mph. I'm sure if you time
the whole sequence and work it out mathematically,
you'll find the train should have plunged into the
ravine after about 5-6 minutes, without ever
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