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ALSTOM WINS PENDOLINO DEAL

AVANTI WEST Coast has awarded Alstom a £642 million seven-year...

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Loder becomes West Dorset MP

CHRIS LODER, Head of New Trains at South Western Railway, was...

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Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly

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