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Inter city 125 train

4th October 1976 New Intercity Train high speed launched

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 …

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The Best of London Adverts

The Best Art Canvas in London – Where did the Red London Bus Go?

The Best Art Canvas in London, In the olden days, it was simple, London Buses were red, red with a few adverts. The red London bus is one of the defining icons of London, known the world over. In the early 1900s the ‘London General Omnibus Company’ (LGOC), one of the largest bus operators in …

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The Beginning of the Railways in Victorian London

The London and Greenwich Railway L&GR was the first steam railway in London and opened in 1836-1838 for passengers and consisting of a track that was raised above the ground, the first of its kind, known as elevated railways.  (Linked image from Wikipedia) The Early mainline Railway Companies operating in and out of London Colonel …

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Concorde Last Flight

when was the last British Airways Concorde Flight

The worlds most successful supersonic airliner, Concorde, flew its last commercial flight for British Airways on the 24th October 2003. Concorde was a supersonic jet which flew for national carriers British Airways and Air France. The aircraft could fly twice the speed of sound and ran a regular service between Europe and the United States of America. …

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The one before the Routemaster: The legendary AEC Regent III RT and RF buses

The world of London RT & RF Buses Take a peek inside the world of vintage RT London Buses, entered service 80 years ago this year. To celebrate the last journey in Barking 40 years ago in 1979, the finest collection of RT buses in the world, were driving again through the streets of Barking. …

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Liverpool Street Station Mega Complex

A short history of Liverpool Street Station London’s Liverpool Street station opened in 1874 and became within 20 years the largest number of platforms for a London terminus station. The station was built on two main levels, one for underground platforms and trains and on the upper levels by the main metropolitan train stations.   …

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