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Abandoned Rail Transport Projects in the United Kingdom - Advanced Passenger Train (Paperback) Loot Price: R261 Discovery Miles 2 610
Abandoned Rail Transport Projects in the United Kingdom - Advanced Passenger Train (Paperback): Books Llc
Abandoned Rail Transport Projects in the United Kingdom - Advanced Passenger Train (Paperback): Books Llc

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Chapters: Advanced Passenger Train. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 58. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Advanced Passenger Train (APT) was an experimental tilting High Speed Train developed by British Rail during the 1970s and early 1980s. APT-E at Locomotion, Shildon, County DurhamThe introduction into service of the Advanced Passenger Train was to be a three-stage project. Phase 1, the development of an experimental APT, the APT-E, was completed. Phase 2, the introduction of three prototype trains, known as the APT-P, into revenue service on the Glasgow - London route, did occur but enjoyed limited service due to bad publicity. Phase 3, the introduction of the Squadron fleet designated APT-S, did not occur. The knowledge and experience gained enabled the construction of other high speed trains, including tilting derivatives. In the mid to late 20th century, British Rail express services compared unfavourably with France's TGV and Japan's Shinkansen. Experience with High Speed Trains on the East Coast Main Line from London to Edinburgh had shown that reduced journey times could produce a significant increase in passenger numbers, but that line was largely straight and suited to high speeds. Other lines, such as the West Coast Main Line (WCML) from London to Glasgow, were not straight enough to support high speeds with conventional equipment. Lateral forces would be just too high around corners; passengers would not be able to stand upright easily, and items would move on tables. Because slower trains also use the same tracks, superelevation (banking or "canting" of the track around curves) could only be utilised to enable speeds up to 125 mph (201 km/h). In order to permit a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h), and thereby cut journey times, British Rail's engineers at the Derby...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=21976

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-71292-4
Barcode: 9781156712924
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-156-71292-0

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