The Class 370 APT-P

Probably the best train BR ever had

 

 

 

There were three APT-Prototype (APT-P) sets built and the first was unveiled to the public on 7 June 1978 and continued to be used for testing into 1986. Due to ongoing technical problems with these pre-production units, and a lack of cash or political will to take the project forward, the planned APT-S (Advanced Passenger Train -Squadron Service) production-series units were never built.
 

Rollout

On June 7th 1978 the APT-P was unveiled to the public - pictured in the Carriage and Wagon Works, Derby is a driving car and a couple of trailer vehicles.

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Inside

Inside the coaches the upholstery exuded a distinctly Scottish theme

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Inside the cab

Naming ceremony set up C&W Works

Naming of power car Sc49003 'City of Derby'

'City of Derby' nameplate

Rainhill Trials

Class 56 hauled The APT-P featured at the anniversary celebrations of the Rainhill Trials where set 370003 is pictured being hauled by Class 56 No:56077 on 25th May 1980.

Dave Godfrey

Rainhill Bringing up the rear is driving trailer Sc48104

Dave Godfrey

In service 

Euston

An unidentified APT-P set awaits departure from Euston sometime around 1981/82

Unknown

Set 370006 ready to depart with the 16.30 Euston to Glasgow on 7th December 1981 

Stephen Wilkins

Set 370007 at Preston with a relief service for Glasgow on 21st December 1984

Leo Pomfret

Set 370001 at Preston

Neale Harrison

Glasgow

Set 370005 arriving at Glasgow Central

Author's collection

Luggage

..... and here's an appropriate luggage label
 

If you have found this page related to the APT-P of interest, then perhaps you would like to look at a few other sites devoted to APT-P and also one to the original gas turbine version called APT-Experimental, which was tested at Old Dalby.

Gerry Bates also has a site with some photos of APT-P on OHLE uplift tests in Scotland in 1979.

And another site with photos of a class 40 hauling 370006 APT set on Leeds Whitehall triangle in early afternoon on Thursday 17th March 1983.

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