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Old 8th Jan 2019, 09:31
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
The problem with the British railways are that they were built before electric trains were thought of. The height limit or gauge for bridges and tunnels means that there is little room for overhead wires and you cannot have a third rail in the countryside.
What's the problem with trains having third rail conductors and retractable pantographs? There are fewer bridges in the countryside, and the 100 billion squandered on HS2 would pay for many to be rebuilt.
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