Hornby APT-P 2022


NEW Hornby 'OO' model Prototype Advanced Passenger Train

The Advanced Passenger Train (APT) programme is remembered by many as one of British Rail's greatest embarrassments. The APT-P multiple units incorporated ideas that were well ahead of their time, most famously including a computerised tilting system which allowed the trains to navigate the tight turns of Britain's ageing railways up to 40% faster than anything else of the time. The first APT-P unit was introduced in 1979 and the trains were progressively developed until 1987, the highlight being a period of passenger service between 1983 and 1985. Ultimately the complexity and cost of the unreliable APT saw it replaced by the simpler and considerably cheaper IC125 HST programme, but lessons learnt were incorporated into the IC225 programme and later tilting Alstom Pendolino trains still operating on the West Coast Mainline.

Formation of Train Packs

R30104 APT-P Five Car Pack
DTS TBF NDM TBF DTS

DTS
48101

TBF
48601

NDM
49001
(Motorised)

TBF
48602

DTS
48102

R30229 APT-P Seven Car Pack
DTS TBF NDM NDM RDB 977527 TBF DTS

DTS
48103

TBF
48603

NDM
49003
(Motorised)

NDM
49004
(Dummy)

RDB977527
Ex 48204

TBF
48604

DTS
48104


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Last Revised: 23.01.2022 10:17
by R G Latham
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