(Image source: http://www.thebattens.me.uk/electric01.html, the APT-E is seen at a siding at the YRM [York Railway Museum], in 1978) What does "APT-E" stand for? APT-E stands for Advanced Passenger Train - Experimental. For more abbreviation explanations, see Index, at the end of this proposal. (Image source: http://www.old-dalby.com/apt-e.htm, the APT-E is seen in the Vehicles Lab, behind a Class 252 HST Prototype, both are temporarily stationary) What is this train? The APT-E is a tilting HST, and it is also the only British gas-turbine powered multiple unit. (Image source: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/87114-the-official-rapido-apt-e-thread/) Cab view? Here's a beautiful picture of the APT-E's cab. (Image source: https://blog.nrm.org.uk/apt-e-secure/ APT-E cab view) Please, give me some info! The APT-E consists of PC1, TC1, an APSC, TC2 and PC2 (see Index). Both of the two power cars are equipped with 5x Rover-built Leyland 2S/350 gas turbines, at first, they produced 300hp, but they were uprated to 330hp. 2x GEC 253AY nose suspended traction motors provided the traction for the leading bogies. These units were made out of aluminium, each unit being approximately 70ft (21m) long, with articulated bogies in between. The units never made it into public service (arguably, they enter service disguised as the InterCity 225 Class 91-Mk4-Driving-Trailer), but they have been tested on the GWML, the WR between Swindon and Reading on which it achieved a speed record of 152.3mph (245.1km/h) MML and ODTT. It is now in the NRMLM in Shildon. (Image source: https://hiveminer.com/Tags/apte,nationalrailwaymuseum/Timeline the APT-E in the NRMLM, head-on view) And... why do you want this in TS? I have never seen an APT, let alone an HST prototype. But when I first saw pictures and this video... ... of it, I really liked the design of the APT-E's streamlined front, and its BR Demonstrator (?) livery. And since the APT-P was made for TS, why not the APT-E? (Image source is also: https://hiveminer.com/Tags/apte,nationalrailwaymuseum/Timeline the APT-E side view.) Where do we come in? You can motivate DTG to make this train, by using the poll above this proposal. If DTG see that enough people want this train in TS, I think they will be more likely to actually start working on it. If you want to be able to drive this train, go ahead, vote for an accurate simulation of the APT-E inside Train Simulator! ■ - 52_Western Index: APT-E = Advanced Passenger Train - Experimental APT-P = Advanced Passenger Train - Prototype HST = High Speed Train PC1 = Power Car 1 TC1 = Trailer Car 1 APSC = Auxiliary Power Supply Car TC2 = Trailer Car 2 PC2 = Power Car 2 GWML = Great Western Main Line WR = Western Region MML = Midland Main Line ODTT = Old Dalby Test Track NRMLM = National Railway Museum Locomotion Museum Disclaimer: I do not own any of the media shown here, nor do I claim to. All media belongs to their rightful owners. I just put them in here for illustration purposes.