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Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

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So much for fail-safe design, that's appalling. It would never have happened in the BREL days . Maybe they used Raspberry Pi computers, you have to shut those down properly before removing power otherwise you risk data loss. But you can't have everything for thirty quid!
And these were built in Germany by Siemens. Vorsprung Durch Technik and all that.

The Pacer and HST were BREL designs and are still going strong, even though both were intended as stopgaps in the 1970's with a twenty year design life.
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