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Author Topic: Celebrating 15 years of Heathrow Express  (Read 2766 times)
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« on: January 20, 2014, 11:14:02 pm »

A video report posted on youtube by the Londonist weblog. Some interesting facts and figures and some driver's eye views.

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 06:06:04 pm »

Excellent although it would have been nice to for them to light up the tunnels when my Heathrow Express drivers eye view  dvd was filmed by 225 sudios.

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2014, 07:45:58 pm »

I was involved in the commissioning of the electrification, including spending many Saturday nights / Sunday mornings in (the now closed) Slough IECC assisting the duty Electrical Control Room Operator with all the ins and outs of livening up and commissioning 25kV.  Also involved in system tests like short circuit testing and steady current all good fun stuff

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