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What is it?

 

Hitachi.

 

Eventually, it will replace the 125 fleet, and some other stuff.

 

Overhead electric, mostly, but some of the power-cars will have diesel generators for use on non-OHLE lines...

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Hitachi.

 

Eventually, it will replace the 125 fleet, and some other stuff.

 

Overhead electric, mostly, but some of the power-cars will have diesel generators for use on non-OHLE lines...

 

So EDMU's?

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So EDMU's?

 

Only about half of them, I think. The other half are 'pure' electric.

 

If I'm reading it right....

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have to say that looking at that loco - trains just dont look like trains any more!:(( give me a smelly, noisy A or C class any day of the week and twice on Sunday!

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I think that thing should be pointing skywards :banana:

 

Reading up on the Soviet Buran shuttle this morning, I can see where you're coming from...

 

Buran-Energia.jpg

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they look more like wingless planes

 

They have to take the wings off for the tunnels....

 

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And due to the wonders of standard bodyshells, there's a 150mm hump in the middle of all the non-driving vehicles (even the pure-electric ones) to house the engine raft!

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The first bits start to arrive - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31831603 .

 

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Well its not a particularly high speed train as it doesn't have interlaced bogies joining the coaches. The French and Germans are decades ahead of the rest of Europe when it comes to modern high speed intercity rail.

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Well its not a particularly high speed train as it doesn't have interlaced bogies joining the coaches. The French and Germans are decades ahead of the rest of Europe when it comes to modern high speed intercity rail.

 

True high speed rail is not something that seems to happen over here - the UK has 68 miles of proper high-speed track. Starting at about the same point in time, China now has 7,450 miles....

 

The 800s are rated for 140mph, but there won't be many places that they will actually do that for a long time to come.

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