r3948

Hornby R3948 Class 370 Apt Non-driving Motor 49004 Br

   The original full specification configuration for the APT-P was to comprise fourteen cars, with the two power (Non-Driving Motor) cars marshalled at the outer ends of the sets, however it soon became clear that the use of two pantographs, one on each power car, was unsuitable for the overhead power (OHP) wires in place on the West Coast Mainline at that time. Using two power cars in the middle of the train became the only operational option for British Rail, effectively cutting the train in half and this created two 1+6 formations within the APT, consisting of a DTS, TS, TRBS, TU, TF, ...