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Would it be possible to install wind turbines on train cars? Has it been done before?

I wonder if it's possible or if it has been done to attach small turbines so that the train's motion serves as a positive feedback loop; the faster it goes, the more energy it captures from its passing.

Is this possible?

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    Nov 13 2012: I can't think of anyway that it would be possible to run solely on that power since it obviously needs to get moving somehow. But wouldn't that way be a way to cut energy costs? Or what about on cars? I feel like that would improve gas mileage if all that wind was getting captured and put back into the car. Cars would start looking like weird hovercrafts though. I don't think people would go for that one.

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