How long does it take for a train traveling at 55 miles per hour to stop?

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asked 4 days ago in Home Schooling by Hustle DF (370 points)
How long does it take for a train traveling at 55 miles per hour to stop?

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answered 4 days ago by Gracy (18,370 points)
A freight train needs at minimum one mile to be able to fully and safely stop after traveling 55 miles per hour.

That is for a freight train that has 90 to 120 rail cars attached and the more rail cars the train has attached the longer it can take for it to stop.

Sometimes it can take more than a mile for the freight train to come to a safe and complete stop.

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