In the 17 months which have elapsed since British Rail introduced the world's first diesel-powered trains scheduled to run at 200 km/h, the service has been expanded to embrace 46 daily round trips totalling 23,000 km. Maintenance in the two purpose-built depots at London and Bristol has been programmed so as to keep 23 out of 27 High Speed Train sets available on weekdays to cover 21 diagrams. Among problems generated by the high speed for which solutions have been found are fouling of the rear-end wind-screen by exhaust products, and excessive cab noise.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BURDON, E S
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00173589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM