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Monday also saw the start of  a high speed service- that is up to 125 mph - on the West Coast route between London and Glasgow. Unlike the new high speed lines this was an upgrading of an existing routs with a little curve smoothing to allow high speed running. The Virgin Rail service uses Pendolino tilting trains which up to now have had to run with the tilting mechanism disabled as parts of the line were too narrow to allow two to pass safely.

 

by Londonbear on Tue Dec 13th, 2005 at 12:11:09 AM EST
Finally!!!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Dec 13th, 2005 at 12:42:29 PM EST
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