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An actuator is a component of a machine that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanism or system, for example by opening a valve.
The Advanced Passenger Train (APT) was a tilting high speed train developed by British Rail during the 1970s and early 1980s, for use on the West Coast Main Line (WCML).
Alliance Rail Holdings is a railway company developing plans to operate passenger trains in the United Kingdom through its subsidiaries Great North Western Railway Company Limited (GNWR) and Grand Southern Railway (GSR).
Alstom is a French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signalling and locomotives, with products including the AGV, TGV, Eurostar, and Pendolino high-speed trains, in addition to suburban, regional and metro trains, and Citadis trams.
Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current (DC) which flows only in one direction.
Angel Trains is a British rolling stock operating company (ROSCO) created in 1994 as part of the privatisation of British Rail.
Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing, or automobile racing) is a motorsport involving the racing of automobiles for competition.
The Automatic Warning System (AWS) is a form of limited cab signalling introduced in 1956 in the United Kingdom.
Bangor is a city in Gwynedd, northwest Wales.
BBC Online, formerly known as BBCi, is the BBC's online service.
BBC Radio is an operational business division and service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927).
A beacon is an intentionally conspicuous device designed to attract attention to a specific location.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Birmingham International is a railway station located in Solihull in the West Midlands, to the east of the city of Birmingham, England.
Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations in the Birmingham City Centre, England.
In science, computing, and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed in terms of its inputs and outputs (or transfer characteristics), without any knowledge of its internal workings.
Blackpool North railway station is the main station serving the seaside resort of Blackpool in Lancashire, England.
BookTrust is an independent British literacy charity based in London, England.
British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.
The Class 220 Voyager is a class of diesel-electric high-speed multiple-unit trains built in Belgium by Bombardier Transportation in 2000 and 2001.
The Class 221 Super Voyager is a class of diesel-electric multiple-unit express trains built in Bruges, Belgium, by Bombardier Transportation in 2001/02.
British Rail's Class 370 tilting trains, also referred to as APT-P (meaning Advanced Passenger Train Prototype), were the pre-production Advanced Passenger Train units.
The Class 57 diesel locomotives were re-manufactured by Brush Traction, Loughborough between 1998 and 2004 from Class 47s.
The Class 800 Intercity Express Train is a type of electro-diesel train used in the United Kingdom, based on the Hitachi A-train design.
The British Rail Class 86 is the standard electric locomotive built during the 1960s.
The British Rail Class 87 is a type of electric locomotive built in 1973–75 by British Rail Engineering Limited.
The British Rail Class 90 electric locomotives were built by British Rail Engineering Limited at Crewe Works in 1987-1990, weighing 84.5 tonnes and with a top speed of.
The British Rail Class 91 is a class of, electric locomotives ordered as a component of the East Coast Main Line modernisation and electrification programme of the late 1980s.
The British Rail Mark 3 is a type of passenger carriage developed in response to growing competition from airlines and the car in the 1960s.
British Rail's fourth design of passenger carriages was designated Mark 4, built for use in InterCity 225 sets on the East Coast Main Line between King's Cross, Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
The Mark 2 family of railway carriages were British Rail's second design of carriages.
The cant of a railway track or camber of a road (also referred to as superelevation, cross slope or cross fall) is the rate of change in elevation (height) between the two rails or edges.
Carlisle (or from Cumbric: Caer Luel Cathair Luail) is the county town of Cumbria.
Edward Chad Varah, (12 November 1911 – 8 November 2007) was a British Anglican priest.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist.
Chester (Caer) is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales.
Chris Green (born 7 September 1943) is a British railway manager.
The City of Carlisle is a local government district of Cumbria, England, with the status of a city and non-metropolitan district.
The City of Lancaster is a local government district of Lancashire, England, with the status of a city and non-metropolitan district.
The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.
The City of Preston is a city and non-metropolitan district in Lancashire, England.
CLIC Sargent is a charity in the United Kingdom formed in 2005.
Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
Crashworthiness is the ability of a structure to protect its occupants during an impact.
Crewe railway station is a railway station in Crewe, Cheshire, England.
The crumple zone is a structural safety feature mainly used in automobiles to absorb the energy from the impact during a collision by controlled deformation, and recently also incorporated into railcars.
The Cycledrome was an American football stadium and velodrome located in Providence, Rhode Island.
Dapol Ltd is a Welsh model railway manufacturer based in Chirk, Wales.
The Department for Transport (DfT) is the government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have not been devolved.
A derailment occurs when a vehicle such as a train runs off its rails.
Derogation is the partial suppression of a law,Manual of Canon Law, pg.
A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.
A dot matrix is a 2-dimensional patterned array, used to represent characters, symbols and images.
A Driving Van Trailer (DVT) is a purpose-built control car railway vehicle that allows the driver to operate a locomotive at the opposite end of a train.
Dynamic braking is the use of an electric traction motor as a generator when slowing a vehicle such as an electric or diesel-electric locomotive.
The East Coast Main Line (ECML) is a major railway link between London and Edinburgh via Peterborough, Doncaster, York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle; it is presently electrified along the whole route.
Edge Hill is a district of Liverpool, England, south east of the city centre, bordered by Kensington, Wavertree and Toxteth.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
Edinburgh Waverley railway station (also known simply as Waverley) is the principal station serving Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or a supercapacitor.
An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple-unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.
In engineering, electromechanics combines processes and procedures drawn from electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
The European Train Control System (ETCS) is the signalling and control component of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).
Euston railway station (also known as London Euston) is a central London railway terminus on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden, managed by Network Rail.
Fiat Ferroviaria was the rail division of FIAT of Italy.
Glasgow (Glesga; Glaschu) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom.
Glasgow Central (Glaschu Mheadhain, Glesga Central) (also known simply as Central) is the major mainline rail terminus in Glasgow, Scotland.
A glitch is a short-lived fault in a system, such as a transient fault that corrects itself, making it difficult to troubleshoot.
Grayrigg is a small village and civil parish in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England.
The Grayrigg derailment was a fatal railway accident that occurred at approximately 20:15 GMT on 23 February 2007, just to the south of Grayrigg, Cumbria, in the North West England region of the United Kingdom.
Headphones (or head-phones in the early days of telephony and radio) are a pair of small loudspeaker drivers worn on or around the head over a user's ears.
Holyhead railway station (Gorsaf reilffordd Caergybi) serves the Welsh town of Holyhead (Caergybi) on Holy Island, Anglesey.
Hornby Railways is a British model railway brand.
Hydraulics (from Greek: Υδραυλική) is a technology and applied science using engineering, chemistry, and other sciences involving the mechanical properties and use of liquids.
Independence Day: Resurgence (also known as ID: R) is a 2016 American science fiction action film written and directed by Roland Emmerich with co-writers Dean Devlin, Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, and James Vanderbilt.
InterCity 125 was the brand name of British Rail's diesel-powered High Speed Train (HST) fleet, which was built from 1975 to 1982 and was introduced in 1976.
The InterCity 225 is an electric high speed train in the United Kingdom, comprising a Class 91 electric locomotive, nine Mark 4 coaches and a Driving Van Trailer (DVT).
InterCity 250 was the name of a proposed rolling stock, track and signalling upgrade project on the West Coast Main Line by British Rail in the early 1990s.
InterCity West Coast is a railway franchise in the United Kingdom for passenger trains on the West Coast Main Line (and branches thereof), between London Euston, the West Midlands, North Wales, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and other major destinations between.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Lichfield is a cathedral city and civil parish in Staffordshire, England.
A liquid-crystal display (LCD) is a flat-panel display or other electronically modulated optical device that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals.
The following is a list of high-speed trains, limited to conventional wheeled trains, that have been, are, or will be in commercial service.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Liverpool Lime Street is a terminus railway station, and the main station serving the city centre of Liverpool.
King's Cross railway station, also known as London King's Cross, is a Central London railway terminus on the northern edge of the city.
Longsight is an inner city area of Manchester, England, about south of the city centre.
Longsight Electric TMD is an AC electric railway locomotive traction maintenance depot situated in Longsight, Manchester, England.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Manchester Piccadilly is the principal railway station in Manchester, England.
Captain Matthew Flinders (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was an English navigator and cartographer, who was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent.
A mold or mould (is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae.
Monkey: Journey to the West is a stage adaptation of the novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en.
National Rail (NR) in the United Kingdom is the trading name licensed for use by the Rail Delivery Group, an unincorporated association whose membership consists of the passenger train operating companies (TOCs) of England, Scotland, and Wales.
The North Wales Coast Line (Rheilffordd Arfordir Gogledd Cymru), also known as the North Wales Main Line, is the railway line from Crewe to Holyhead.
An overhead line or overhead wire is used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains.
Oxley Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot is a railway depot located in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, maintained by Alstom to maintain the Virgin Trains British Rail Class 390 ''Pendolino'' stock for the West Coast Main Line.
A pantograph (Greek roots παντ- "all, every" and γραφ- "to write", from their original use for copying writing) is a mechanical linkage connected in a manner based on parallelograms so that the movement of one pen, in tracing an image, produces identical movements in a second pen.
A pantograph (or "pan") is an apparatus mounted on the roof of an electric train, tram or electric bus to collect power through contact with an overhead line.
Pendolino (from Italian pendolo "pendulum", and -ino, a diminutive suffix) is an Italian family of tilting trains used in Italy, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Russian Federation, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Switzerland and China.
Preston railway station in Preston, Lancashire, England, is a major station on the West Coast Main Line, roughly half-way between London Euston and Glasgow Central (206 miles from London Euston, 194 miles from Glasgow Central).
The Privatisation of British Rail was the process by which ownership and operation of the railways of Great Britain passed from government control into private hands.
Rail is a British magazine on the subject of current rail transport in Great Britain.
The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, which was established in 2003, upon the recommendation of the public inquiry into the Ladbroke Grove rail crash.
A railroad switch, turnout, or points is a mechanical installation enabling railway trains to be guided from one track to another, such as at a railway junction or where a spur or siding branches off.
Railtrack was a group of companies that owned the track, signalling, tunnels, bridges, level crossings and all but a handful of the stations of the British railway system from 1994 until 2002.
A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train.
Railway Gazette International is a monthly business journal covering the railway, metro, light rail and tram industries worldwide.
Regenerative braking is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or object by converting its kinetic energy into a form which can be either used immediately or stored until needed.
Rethink Mental Illness is a mental health charity in England.
Savigliano (Savijan in Piedmontese) is a comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the Province of Cuneo, about south of Turin by rail.
Seating capacity is the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, in terms of both the physical space available, and limitations set by law.
The, colloquially known in English as the bullet train, is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan.
Known by its initials SIG, SIG Holding AG was previously known as Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (German for Swiss Industrial Company, in French as Société Industrielle Suisse, in Italian as Societa Industriale Svizzera).
Stagecoach Group plc is an international transport group operating buses, trains, trams and express coaches.
Stephen Robert Sutton, (16 December 1994 – 14 May 2014), was an English blogger and charity activist known for his blog Stephen's Story and his fundraising efforts for the Teenage Cancer Trust charity for the aid of teenagers with cancer.
Stockport railway station in the town of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England is 8 miles south-east of Manchester Piccadilly station on the West Coast Main Line from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston.
Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city and unitary authority area in Staffordshire, England, with an area of.
Superman Returns is a 2006 American superhero film directed and produced by Bryan Singer.
T-Mobile is the brand name used by the mobile communications subsidiaries of the German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG.
In mathematics, physics, and theoretical computer graphics, tapering is a kind of shape deformation.
Tate Liverpool is an art gallery and museum in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, and part of Tate, along with Tate St Ives, Cornwall, Tate Britain, London, and Tate Modern, London.
The Virgin Soldiers is a 1966 comic novel by Leslie Thomas, inspired by his own experiences of National Service in the British Army.
The Tilt Authorisation and Speed Supervision System, abbreviated as TASS, is an overlay to train protection systems allowing the control the speeds of tilting trains.
A tilting train is a train that has a mechanism enabling increased speed on regular rail tracks.
Today's Railways UK (TRUK) and Today's Railways Europe (TREU) are railway magazines aimed at the enthusiast and semi-professional market and concentrating on current and heritage events in, respectively, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.
A traction motor is an electric motor used for propulsion of a vehicle, such as an electric locomotive or electric roadway vehicle.
The Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) is a train protection system used throughout the two UK passenger main-line railway networks, and in Victoria, Australia.
Virgin Radio is a brand owned by the Virgin Group.
Virgin Rail Group was formed by the Virgin Group to bid for rail franchises in the United Kingdom during the privatisation of British Rail.
Virgin Trains (legal name West Coast Trains Limited) is a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by Virgin Rail Group that has operated the InterCity West Coast franchise since 9 March 1997.
Virgin Trains East Coast (legal name East Coast Main Line Company Limited) was a train operating company in the United Kingdom that operated the InterCity East Coast franchise on the East Coast Main Line between London, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland.
Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, with headquarters in London.
The volt (symbol: V) is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force.
Washwood Heath is a ward in Birmingham, within the formal district of Hodge Hill, roughly two miles north-east of Birmingham city centre, England.
The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important railway corridors in the United Kingdom, connecting the major cities of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Glasgow.
Wi-Fi or WiFi is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.
Widnes is an industrial town in Halton, Cheshire, Northwest England.
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
Wolverhampton railway station in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England is on the Birmingham Loop of the West Coast Main Line.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 superhero film based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics.
The 2002 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XVII Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Manchester 2002 were held in Manchester, England, from 25 July to 4 August 2002.