High Speed Freight Vehicle - 'HSFV1'

High Speed Freight Vehicle - HSFV1
HSFV1 at Locomotion in Shildon.

HSFV1 made international high-speed travel and freight carrying possible and represents a historic and ground-breaking landmark for rail travel.

It was developed by the Railway Technical Centre in Derby in the late 1960s under Professor Alan Herbert Wickens. The outcome of this was the development of new trains to run consistently at high speed across the existing network.

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Last Revised: 20.02.2022 9:09
by R G Latham
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