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Inter-City 125 (1976)



"This films tells the story of the building of a new generation of high-speed Inter-City trains. As well as providing speed and air-conditioned comfort, the design philosophy behind the trains was to incorporate modular replacement as far as possible. Complete engines, alternators, cooling and brake systems, and electronic controls had to be modified so that they could be disconnected quickly and replaced, thus allowing fast, easy maintenance with a high degree of reliability."


During a trip from London to Helston on an Intercity 125 in the mid 80s we happened to sit with an engineer. We talked about engine design for a while, and then he invited me to go see the engine. It was really impressive seeing it running while in operation.