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  • Porterbrook wins hydrogen race as converted ‘319’ makes public debut

    Porterbrook wins hydrogen race as converted ‘319’ makes public debut

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    Word: Ben Jones THE UK’s first hydrogen-powered main line train moved under its own power for the first time at the ‘Rail Live’ event in June.  Porterbrook ‘HydroFLEX’ demonstrator No. 799001, extensively modified from dual-voltage EMU No. 319001, has been fitted with a hydrogen power pack, allowing it to run as normal on electrified routes, or independently…

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