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X-trains: pushing the boundaries of railway technology
« on: May 22, 2021, 09:04:28 am »
while organizing some old photos (2018-2020) I came across this bookazine:

at Morton's

Contents:
    Early experiments in steam
    Back-to-front locomotives
    A clearer view
    The Midland's mysterious Paget locomotive
    Steam turbines
    Stanier's "Turbomotive"
    Fury by name
    Hush-Hush: Gresley's high pressure experiment
    Getting a boost
    Improving the breed
    Kitson-still steam-diesel hybrid
    Leader: Steam's last gasp?
    BR '9F' experiments
    The quest for economy!
    Diesel makes its mark
    Main line diesel pioneers
    Southern giants: 10201-203
    SR 11001
    One locomotive, 6 engines: The Fell diesel
    First of the type 1S: BR 10800
    More power, more speed
    Deltic: EE's game changer
    Famous four: The 1960s diesel prototypes
    Experimental BR diesels
    Birth of an icon: BR's high speed diesel train
    Railcar renaissance
    Monorail!
    The jet age
    GT3: EE's brave experiement
    Ahead of the curve
    The Sparks effect
    Electric pioneers
    Thyristor testbed: 87101
    Breaking the mould: 89001
    Hover & fly

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Re: X-trains: pushing the boundaries of railway technology
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 09:22:02 am »
Oh yes, that's an excellent publication, full of all sorts of interesting text and pics.  :thumbsup:

It's not 100% correct about some aspects of the APT project (...very few books are...:() but it's not as bad as some.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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