The APT was a dream of speed,
a tilting train for every need,
it ran on the West Coast Main Line,
with curves and bends it could incline.
It was designed by British Rail,
in the 70s it set sail,
but technical problems plagued its run
and public mockery soon begun.
It was withdrawn in 86,
a victim of politics and tricks,
but its legacy lives on today,
in many trains that tilt and sway.
The APT was ahead of its time,
a marvel of engineering sublime,
it may have failed but it inspired,
a generation of trains admired.