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It was in the summer of 1976 that a revolution in Britain's passenger railway operations occurred - the launch of the first High Speed Train services over the ex-GWR main line west from Paddington. From this start, the High Speed Train - or Intercity 125 as it was to become known - was to radically transform passenger travel over the East Coast main line between London and Edinburgh and Aberdeen, the North-East/South-West cross-country corridor and evenutally much of the InterCity network. With its high power-to-weight ratio and twin power cars, the rakes of InterCity 125s operated quickly and efficiently between the major towns and cities of the country. Without the development of the InterCity 125 it is doubtful whether the railway passenger industry would have been able to successfully compete against the massively expanded motorway network and the increasing scale of domestic airline business; in many ways, it was the 125 that was the salvation of the railway industry. It is a frightening thought that the 125 is now a quarter of a century old - in many respects it still seems as stylish as when it was first introduced - but the first year of the new Millennium marks the 25th anniversary of the type's introduction. In this lavishly illustrated book, Colin Marsden, who has been following the career of the 125 from the earliest days, pays tribute to Britain's most successful railway innovations of the late 20th century. With a foreword by Chris Green, Managing Director of Virgin Trains and one of the leading influences behind the development of the 125's role over the past quarter century, this book is a detailed account of the development and operational record of this most remarkable class of rolling stock.
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Colin Marsden lives in Devon. One of Britain's foremost commentators on subjects of contemporary railway interest, he is Railway Magazine's Modern Traction Editor. In addition to his journalism, he is also a prolific author of railway titles. He is also co-author of the new edition of British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives which is due for publication in Autumn 2001.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004007837
Book Description Ian Allan Publishing, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Seller Inventory # CHL2628246
Book Description IAN ALLAN, 2001. Cloth. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. 1st. Heavily illustrated history of the first 25 years of the Intercity 125 High Speed Trains. 176pp, many photos, rosters etc. VG copy in dw. Size: Small 4to. Seller Inventory # 006053
Book Description Ian Allan, Hersham, Surrey, 2003, 2003. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 4to. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs and line diagrams. Detailed appendices. 176pp. Endpapers decorated with colour photographs. Book clean and tight without inscriptions, very small crease to dust jacket upper cover, otherwise VG/VG. (SHELF 92) ISBN: 0711028478 (1 kg+) NOTE: Heavy Book, might require special shipping arrangements. Seller Inventory # 28861
Book Description Ian Allan Publishing Limited, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Book in good condition, some creasing at top of dust jacket. Price unclipped. Seller Inventory # 000213