Prototype Advanced Passenger Train (APT-P)

20th December 1979 UK rail speed record 162.2 mph
set by

InterCity APT

On 20th December 1979, a 3+2+3 formation APT-P driven by Mr Ernest Rae, aged 53, of Glasgow (with co-driver Mr Wolsley Gilmour, aged 40) achieved a speed of 162.2 mph, thus establishing a British rail speed record which stood until July 2003, during a test run between Quintinshill and Beattock.

If you have any more details about this record breaking run - Please let me know !

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Last Revised: 28.11.2019 15:10
by R G Latham
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