Railways, Dynamics, Commerce
Discusses the observation of train wheels rotating at 300 miles per hour without propelling the train forward. Attributes the phenomenon to the 'wonderful smoothness' of the rails, which is ascribed, in turn, to the fact that 'the Share Market has been so extremely flat' as to prevent shares and wheels 'getting any purchase'.
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