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Old 20-02-2018, 09:05 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me where the London Midland 350/1 sets were used with their 3rd rail capability?

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Can anyone tell me where the London Midland 350/1 sets were used with their 3rd rail capability?
The book you want is 'Traction Recognition' by Colin J. Marsden

According to this book, in terms if equipment these trains are the same as South West Trains Class 450s.

Kensington Olympia is the station to feature this train. The service from Clapham Junction to Willesden is 3rd rail through Kensington Olympia then catenary beyond Shepherds Bush. This requires a dual voltage train.

In general trains with dual voltage capability are not operated on lines that don't require them.
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Thanks for this, I will check out the book.
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Thanks for this, I will check out the book.
You can usually get it in Smith's. A new edition comes out fairly regularly, if you need up-to-date info. If you only need historical info, an old copy will do. These are often sold off cheap when the new edition comes out.

If you can't get hold of it, check the Wikipedia entry:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_350
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