InterCIty APT Class 370 British Railways

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1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train – So Near, Yet So Far Electric Locomotive, Diesel Locomotive, Steam Locomotive, Europe Train, Flying Scotsman, Old Train Station, High Speed Rail, Rail Transport, Gas Turbine

1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train – So Near, Yet So Far

Don’t let people tell you British Rail was a slow, stodgy and conservative organisation, unable to adapt and change with the times. Well, not all the time. In 1976, it […]

APT tilting train: The laughing stock that changed the world - BBC News Electric Locomotive, Diesel Locomotive, Steam Locomotive, Blue Peter Presenters, Birthday Party Venues, The Pacer, Old Train Station, High Speed Rail, National Railway Museum

APT tilting train: The laughing stock that changed the world

It's 30 years since the Advanced Passenger Train carried its last passengers. But did it in fact change the world?

1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train – So Near, Yet So Far Electric Locomotive, Diesel Locomotive, Europe Train Travel, High Speed Rail, Electric Train, British Rail, Train Pictures, Draw On Photos, Train Engines

1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train – So Near, Yet So Far

Don’t let people tell you British Rail was a slow, stodgy and conservative organisation, unable to adapt and change with the times. Well, not all the time. In 1976, it […]

1955 Henry Stringer Clacton on Sea British Railways Poster. Train Posters, Railway Posters, National Rail, Europe Train, British Travel, Train Room, High Speed Rail, Train Service, Train Pictures

1955 Henry Stringer Clacton on Sea British Railways Poster.

Issue No. 3 The APT now arriving.......16

1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train – So Near, Yet So Far Electric Locomotive, Diesel Locomotive, Mallard Train, Gas Turbine, British Rail, Train Pictures, Speed Training, Draw On Photos, Power Cars

1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train – So Near, Yet So Far

Don’t let people tell you British Rail was a slow, stodgy and conservative organisation, unable to adapt and change with the times. Well, not all the time. In 1976, it […]

APT-P Class 370 unit 370002 swamped by eager onlookers at Crewe Works open day on June (Chris W. Uk Rail, High Speed Rail, Electric Train, British Rail, Train Pictures, Speed Training, Electric Locomotive, Train Set, Planes

370002 Crewe Works 02.06.84

Advanced Passenger Train set 370002 on display at the Crewe Works open day on the 2nd June 1984.

APT-P Class 370 unit 370002 swamped by eager onlookers at Crewe Works open day on June (Chris W. Uk Rail, High Speed Rail, Electric Train, British Rail, Train Pictures, Speed Training, Electric Locomotive, Train Set, Planes

370002 Crewe Works 02.06.84

Advanced Passenger Train set 370002 on display at the Crewe Works open day on the 2nd June 1984.

1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train – So Near, Yet So Far Electric Locomotive, Diesel Locomotive, Europe Train, Train Room, High Speed Rail, National Railway Museum, Gas Turbine, Electric Train, British Rail

Advanced Passenger Train (APT), experimental 'tilting' train developed by British Rail during the 1970s and early 1980s, to increase speed on the West Coast Main Line, which contained a lot of curves. The experimental version APT-E achieved a new British railway speed record when on 10 August 1975 it hit 152.3 mph (245.1 km/h).

1979 British Rail Advanced Passenger Train – So Near, Yet So Far Electric Locomotive, Diesel Locomotive, Hms Warrior, Uk Rail, High Speed Rail, Gas Turbine, Electric Train, British Rail, Train

BRITISH RAIL's CLASS 370 tilting trains, also referred to as APT-P (meaning Advanced Passenger Train Prototype), were the pre-production Advanced Passenger Train units. Unlike the earlier experimental gas-turbine APT-E unit, these units were powered by 25 kV AC overhead electrification and were used on the West Coast Main Line between London Euston and Glasgow Central. The APT-P is the most powerful domestic train to have operated in Britain, the eight traction motors fitted to the two…