This month Ela has been in charge of the research for our episode and they have against all the odds of missing documents and holes in the literature produced a fantastic first look at this facinating train.
Research for this episode was carried out using a number of sources including parts of the National Railway Museum library collection and the national archive. Below are the principle texts used to research this episode.
British Transport Films, Belief in the Future, 1976, British Film Institute
Clough, David N., APT: The Untold Story, First published (Surrey: Ian Allan Publishing, 2016)
Igarashi’, T, T Sato’, Y Harima’, and T Uchimura, ‘Digital Automatic Train Control System for the Shinkansen Lines of East Japan Railway Company’, Computers in Railways VIII, 10
Nock, O. S., Two Miles a Minute: The Story behind the Conception and Operation of Britain’s High Speed and Advanced Passenger Trains (Cambridge, Eng: P. Stephens, 1980)
Williams, L. H, APT, a Promise Unfulfilled (London: I. Allen, 1985)