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Old 15th May 2018, 09:47
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TV Alert: Tuesday 15/05/18

Hi all, just a quickie.

Date: Tuesday 15/05/18
Time: 21:00
Channel: Channel 5
Subject: A two part series about the Inter City 125

Sorry, had to do this in a rush and don't have any more info. Obviously this is diesel rather than steam, but hopefully it will cover the technical and financial difficulties of constructing a new type of train.

My personal opinion is that the HST/43 represents the heydey of passenger train construction when the only things that were bolted onto trains were the parts that made them go. The trains that are being built nowadays are full of unnecessary computers and sensors, which invariably prevent them from doing the job there were intended to do.


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Old 17th May 2018, 22:11
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Sadly I missed this as it clashed with other stuff at 9pm...

Do I detect a degree of disenchantment with modern trains, BR?
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Old 18th May 2018, 09:43
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Boilersuit - I haven't watched it yet but it is available on My5.
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I've just watched part 1 on my laptop.

Interesting, but I've seen a similar programme before.

I've set the Sky box to record part 2.
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Old 18th May 2018, 15:19
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I've just watched part 1 on my laptop.

Interesting, but I've seen a similar programme before.

I've set the Sky box to record part 2.
I watched it & found it interesting, but like you Philip it seemed familiar. But I think the programme I had seen before was from the other side of the story- the story of the APT, with the HST being more of an incidental part of the story.

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Old 19th May 2018, 14:50
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Do I detect a degree of disenchantment with modern trains, BR?
Indeed you do. I'm no Luddite and am not sentimental about the old bangers that have been withdrawn. It just seems that the manufacturers have crammed the new trains with technology that is not only unnecessary, but counterproductive and distracting.

They do have some good aspects; although small, the cab is comfortable, and they accelerate and brake at a terrific rate, but we seem to have far more cancellations and delays due to 'Computer says NO!'

Worst of all, whilst you're driving you are regularly bombarded with audio and visual emergency alarms to tell you ridiculous information like the CCTV control unit in a particular carriage is misaligned, the line interference module needs to be reset next time the train is stabled, or a toilet is full (we call that the No2 alarm of course).

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I have recorded this, but yet to watch it. Looking forward to it.
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