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The British Rail Class 373 or TGV TMST train is an electric multiple unit that operate Eurostar high speed rail services from London to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel, part of the TGV family, it has a smaller cross-section to fit the smaller loading gauge in Britain, was originally able to operate on the UK third rail network and it has extensive fireproofing in case of fire in the tunnel. It is both the second longest—387 metres (1,270 ft)—and second fastest train in regular UK passenger service, operating at speeds of up to 300 kilometres per hour (186 mph). It is beaten in both aspects by the Class 374 (E320) which is 400 metres (1,300 ft) long and has a top speed of 320 kilometres per hour (199 mph),though this is never achieved on HS1 in Britain. Known as the TransManche Super Train (TMST) or Cross-channel Super Train before entering service in 1993, the train is designated Class 373 under the British TOPS classification system and series 373000 TGV in France. It was built by the French company GEC-Alsthom at its sites in La Rochelle (France), Belfort (France) and Washwood Heath (Britain) and by Brugeoise et Nivelles (BN, now part of Bombardier Transportation) in Bruges (Belgium). Since the delivery of the new Class 374 E320 units from Siemens in 2014, refurbished examples of the Class 373 or TGV-TMST sets have been officially dubbed as E300s by Eurostar to distinguish them from the new Velaro fleet.
The Scarab Mechanical Horse - Scammell Factory Produced Promotional Film. This fascinating 1950s film shows archive footage of the Scarab, fore-runner of the modern articulated vehicle. Scammell started as a late-Victorian period wheelwright and coach-building business, G Scammell & Nephew Ltd in Spitalfields, London. George Scammell, the founder, was joined by his nephew Richard and Richard's sons Alfred and James. By the early 1900s, the firm had become financially stable, providing maintenance to customers of Foden steam wagons. One such customer, Edward Rudd, had imported a Knox Automobile tractor from the United States, and impressed with its low weight/high hauling power had asked Scammell if they could make a similar model of their own. However, the outbreak of war in 1914 stopped the project and presented itself as a turning point in road transport history. Mechanical transport was seen to work, proving its vast potential beyond doubt to forward-thinking companies such as Scammell. George Scammell's great nephew, Lt Col Alfred Scammell, was injured and invalided out of the army, and he was able to apply the practical experience he had gained during the war and began developing the articulated six wheeler. Percy G Hugh, chief designer, conceived the idea and at the 1920 Commercial Motor Show 50 orders were taken for the new design. The vehicle's very low axle weight allowed it to carry 7.5 tonnes (7.4 long tons; 8.3 short tons) payload legally at 12 miles per hour (19 km/h), rather than being limited to 5 mph. 1939 Scammell R100 artillery tractor Scammell started production of the 7.5-ton articulated vehicle in 1920. Needing to move to new premises, Scammell & Nephew floated a new company, Scammell Lorries Ltd in July 1922, with Col Scammell as Managing Director. The new firm built a new factory at Tolpits Lane, Watford, next to Watford West railway station on the branch line from Watford Junction to Croxley Green. The original company remained in business in Fashion Street, Spitalfields refurbishing and bodybuilding until taken over in 1965 by York Trailer Co. In 1929, Scammell designed and manufactured the "100 Tonner" low loader. Only two were produced; the first was delivered to Marston Road Services, Liverpool, for the transportation of steam engines to Liverpool docks. Scammell were also looking for new markets, and diversified into four- and six-wheel rigid (nonarticulated) designs. The 'Rigid Six-wheeler' found some success and, with its balloon tyres, at last permitted sustained high-speed, long-distance road operation. In 1934, Scammell produced the three-wheeled 'Mechanical Horse', designed by Oliver North to replace horses in rail, postal and other delivery applications. This featured automatic carriage coupling and the single front wheel could be steered through 360 degrees. It was sold in three- and six-ton versions. The three-tonner was powered by a 1,125-cc side-valve petrol engine and the six-tonner by a 2,043-cc engine. Karrier had introduced a similar vehicle, the 'Cob', four years earlier. From 1937, a Citroën Traction Avant-powered version was made under licence in France, by Chenard-Walcker-FAR, known as the 'Pony Mécanique'. This continued in production, in various versions, until 1970. In the late 1940s, the 'Mechanical Horse' was superseded by the Scammell Scarab, with similar features, but a much less angular cab and now with a 2,090-cc, side-valve petrol engine in both models and a diesel version with a Perkins engine. The company mainly concentrated on articulated and rigid eight-wheeler lorries, from the 1920s. One vehicle not in those lines that became well-known was the 6×4 Pioneer. This was an off-highway, heavy haulage tractor, first produced in 1927. It showed outstanding cross-country performance due to the design that included the patent beam bogie rear axle, with 2 feet (1 m) of vertical movement for each of the rear wheels. This design was the work of Oliver Danson North. The Pioneer proved popular in the oil field and forestry (logging) markets, and formed the basis of the British Army's World War II R100 30-ton tank transporter. With the outbreak of war, development of new vehicles stopped and production concentrated on military Pioneers for use as artillery tractors, recovery and transporter vehicles. https://youtu.be/4yR-5bbFivU I hope you enjoy it and please have a look at some of my other films. On Twitter @shedtv https://twitter.com/ShedTV www.shedtv.net Please note that footage is used is on a Fair Use basis, but I understand that this may be subject to dispute. I am not aware of any copyright infringement on my channel, however, if you own any of the material, or have a problem with my use of it, please contact me and I will remove it immediately.
Don't forget to leave a LIKE on this video for more! Subscribe for more! ► https://www.youtube.com/c/InfoBytee Follow our Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/InfoByteee Description The most dangerous, extreme and beautiful railways in the World. A video you must watch: the World's most incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, impossible and amazing railways! The most spectacular railways of the world, including: - Maeklong Railway, Thailand: the railway crosses the Maeklong market, one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand - Burma railway, Thailand/Myanmar: also known as the Death railway, was built by the Empire of Japan during World War II - Indian railways: India has the world's busiest railway system whit over 8 billion passengers every year and the most dangerous one: more than 25,000 people die annually on India's railways - Nepal railways: Nepal has just two railway lines with a total of 37 miles (60 km) and the train makes only two trips a day - Nariz Del Diablo railway, Ecuador: the construction of this railroad began in 1899 and its highest point has an altitude of 11,841 ft (3609 m) - Rameswaram Pamban Bridge, India: it is considered the most dangerous sea bridge due to its location in a cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone - White Pass and Yukon route, Alaska: the railroad began construction in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush to reach the goldfields - Pilatus railway, Switzerland: the world's steepest cogwheel railway - PaSak Chonlasit Dam, Thailand: one of the longest rail bridge in the world - Kuranda railway, Australia: many lives were lost during the construction that began in 1882 to provide supplies to tin miners - Gokteik Viaduct, Myanmar - Gelmerbahn funicular, Switzerland: the second steepest funicular railway in the world (maximum incline: 106%) but definitely the most impressive one, giving the fun of a roller coaster - Bernina and Albula railways, Switzerland, jointly recorded in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Bernina railway is one of the steepest adhesion railways in the world across the Oberalp Pass on the highest point at 2,033 m (6,670 ft) in altitude - Cumbres & Toltec railroad, New Mexico: runs over the 10,015 ft (3,053 m) Cumbres Pass and is the highest and longest narrow gauge steam railroad in the United States - Tren a la nubes (Train to the Clouds), Argentina: this railway connects the Argentine northwest with the Chilean border in the Andes and climbs more than 10,000 feet (3000 m) to reach an altitude of 13,800 feet (4200 m) - Token exchange: this rudimentary and very dangerous railway signalling is incredibly still in use in some Asian nations, including Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand; a token is a physical object which a locomotive driver is required to have before entering onto a particular section of a railway - North Borneo railway, Malaysia: construction began in 1896 and was almost entirely destroyed during the Second World War - Mullan Pass, in the Rocky Mountains of Montana - Qinghai–Tibet Railway, China: connects China to the autonomus region of Tibet and has a length of 1,215 miles (1956 km); the line includes the Tanggula Pass, which, at 16,640 feet (5072 m) above sea level, is the world's highest railway
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