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« on: February 23, 2017, 07:52:33 pm »

From ITV

A very interesting history piece:

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t was hoped it would be the train of the future.

Forged in the white heat of Harold Wilson's technological revolution a group of engineers believed that a train riding on a cushion of air would be the future of public transport.

Tracked Hovercraft Limited was set up in 1967 to use Government funding to develop the system.

And a test track was built at Earith near Ely - running alongside the man-made Old Bedford River.

50 years on all that's left of the track are a series of isoltated concrete supports - only visible from a footpath.

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