The APT-E Conservation & Support Group
in association with
Locomotion, National Railway Museum, Shildon
APT-E Team Re-union 2011
Event date :- 13th August 2011
Time : 011:30am - 4:15pm
APT-E, for Advanced Passenger Train Experimental, is on display in the
British Rails experimental advanced passenger train, made its first run on July 25, 1972, from Derby to Duffield.
On August 10, 1975, it achieved a new British railway speed record, hitting 152.3 mph , a record that still stands as the fastest non-electric train.
The men behind the APT-E project, Dr Alan Wickens and Mike Newman will be just some of the origional team members attending the event.
They will be joined by volunteers from the APT-E Conservation & Support Group who are currently working hard on the cosmetic restoration of the train, ensuring that it can be enjoyed and appreciated by museum visitors into the future.
The event will include several presentations , including one covering the history of the train from 1976 to 2011, the trains preservation years.
This is an opportunity to celebrate this innovative engineering masterpiece!
Basic event schedule :- (Maybe changed / expanded)
1. Meet up at Locomotion 11:30am in the collections building, (Outside E train)
Tea and coffee upon arrival.
2. Go into the presentation lounge for an APT-E support group introduction and presentation showing the work already carried out on the train since 1976, and future plans.
Lunch to be served.
3. Team slip into groups to rotate visit the following
Visit the newly re-furbished VIP lounge and watch the E train record run experience, view photo boards along side PC2.
Visit PC2 cab and engine room.
View E for Experimental in presentation area.
In VIP or presentation lounge, open discussion on the future of E train, what would the team like to see. (Open to public for Q & A if nobody minds).
Team address by Alan Wickens.
Close of Day with Kit/myself and the team thanking everyone.
Team members attending at present are : -
Current list correct as of 09:52 pm 9th August 2011.
Ruth Boocock (Im place of David Boocock)
Possibles are :-
Still to confirm are :-
How to find us
APT-E is located in the collections building
location 8 on the map.
If anyone has any questions about the event or information about the any other team members who may wish to attend
please email me at PAUL@APT-E.ORG
I look forward to meeting you all, and I hope you enjoy the day and chance to meet up again.