SPEED - Britain's Fastest Trains

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By: Key Publishing
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Britain invented the railways, and in the years since the desire to go faster has been continuous, as people demanded to reach their destination faster.  The first locomotive to official exceed 100mph was Flying Scotsman, and it has been followed by several classic trains that have raised regular travel speeds to 125mph, and even 186mph in the case of HS1.  This 100-page special publication examines some of those trains and the routes they serve, and also looks forward to HS2, which will bring with it even higher speed.

Features include:

THE EAST COAST DELTIC RACETRACK
The arrival of the English Electric Deltic in the early 1960s was to revolutionise the East Coast route, and usher in the UK’s first 100mph diesel service.

BRITAIN’S ADVANCED PASSENGER TRAIN
One of the most revolutionary trains ever to take to the rails in the UK was the Advanced Passenger Train, both in experimental and production prototype form.  Evan Green-Hughes and Mark Nicholls examine the technology behind it.

BR’S SAVIOUR – THE HIGH SPEED TRAIN
If you’ve travelled by train in the last 40 or so years you’ve probably ridden on or at least seen a HST – British Rail’s 1970s answer to achieving 125mph running on a daily basis.  The train is regarded as BR’s greatest success story, so much so that several are finding new leases of life today, notably in Scotland.

HITACHI’S UK GAME CHANGER
The Department for Transport, realising that the High Speed Train fleet would need to be replaced, launched its search for a new train in 2005.  The result was the Hitachi Intercity Express Train, which is revolutionising services on the Great Western and East Coast routes.



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