Laboratory 4 - 'HASTINGS'

The narrow profile of this former Hastings line coach made it an ideal test-bed for experiments into the tilting suspension system, as a the vehicle body could be tilted whilst still remaining within the standard loading gauge. It has been fitted with a bogie and tilt system designed using results obtained from the successful running of APT-E, the experimental train which has proved the fundamental principles of the Advanced Passenger Train concept.

Lab 4 - 'HASTINGS'Bogie of Lab 4 - 'HASTINGS'Lab 4 - 'HASTINGS'
Lab 4 - 'HASTINGS' © Kit SpackmanLab 4 - 'HASTINGS' © Kit Spackman
Lab 4 - 'HASTINGS' © Kit Spackman

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