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Experimental tilting RTG "Axis", seen on trials, back from Bourg-St Maurice.

Formed with power cars T2077 and T2081 (both fitted with Turmo XII), this 2-car formation ran from 1998 until 2000.
It actually tested Y38 tilting bogies by Bombardier, on which Class 221 Super Voyagers of Virgin Cross Country are mounted.
There were also hopes that this set would also get Makila F1 turbines, paving the way for the RTG refurbishment eyed in 2000/2002, yet finally still-born.


October 2000.

Photo by Gérard Jacquet (Acknowledgements)

Posting and comment by P.L.Guillemin (