CLIMATE CHANGE RAIL’S OPPORTUNITY

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A ROLLING PROGRAMME OF ELECTRIFICATION IS REQUIRED

Getting the wires up: Kettering on 11 September 2019, with masts in place and platform extension underway. As a reminder of the ‘white heat of technology’ era, 1960s-built Class 47 No D1944 passes.
Mick Alderman

When Modern Railways was founded nearly 60 years ago, the Stephensonian railway was widely regarded as obsolescent if not obsolete. Rival modes of ground transport were being forged in the white heat of Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s scientific revolution. Magnetic levitation, tracked air cushion vehicles and, inevitably, monorails.

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