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Great Western Railway Class 800 testing

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Official video, this shows the unit running under diesel power:

 

Test run under electric power between Reading and Didcot, at speeds up to 200km/h. This is the first time a train has run using the newly installed catenary:

 

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/electric-test-train-runs-on-great-western-main-line.html

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Staffy

beatiful

 

will be my local train

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bikkuri bahn

beatiful

 

will be my local train

Lucky you.  I plan to visit in 2018, to ride these, hopefully on the GW mainline.

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Great!  If you need any information about things to see, places to stay let me know.

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