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4th October 1976 New Intercity Train high speed launched

Inter city 125 train
Inter city 125 train

1976 New Intercity Train was Ran the West Route Service at speeds up to 125mph.

Britains Intercity high-speed train (HST) service launched.

London to Bristol and Cardiff with the plan to roll it out to other cities.

2 power cars producing 2 X 2,250 HP delivery a speed of 125 mph, with top speed recorded at 140mph. At the time the train was one of the fastest diesel-powered trains in the world. Other countries use electric.

Hot food served, microwaves on board an aircraft-style comfy seating inside. Also modern for its time where electrically locked doors and interior sliding doors.

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