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Old 11-02-2018, 08:58 PM   #12
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There were two complete trains coming out of the Italian factory yesterday on the Southern news. They will come by rail through the Channel Tunnel and be operational in July. It was a combination of UK/Japanese/Italian work. These were paid for by private funding, whereas the first ones were Government financed. The reason for building in Italy was that they had the capacity - the UK didn't - which in someways is good - they were too busy building other trains.

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...2-for-gwr.html
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