Described are the design and prototype testing of the High Speed Train. British Rail's strategy was quick development and introduction of this passenger train concept to retain and possibly increase traffic prior to introduction of the Advanced Passenger Train. Modifications made as a result of prototype tests are being incorporated in the first 27 production trains due for introduction in September 1975. The author notes that building the prototype train has been of inestimable value with the troubles encountered hopefully designed out of the production versions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Sephton, B G
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 22-30
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Engineering Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM