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73203 heads south through East Croydon.
Class 73/1 were built from 1965-7 by English Electric Vulcan Foundry as a 1060 kW, 1420 hp electric collecting 750 v DC current from a 3rd rail and able to run in non-electrified areas using a 447 kW, 600 hp English Electric diesel to supply power to the traction motors. 73/2 were modified from 73/1 for use with Gatwick Express and have a maximum speed of 90 mph, 145 km/h.

73203 heads a southbound Gatwick Express towards the airport as it runs non-stop through East Croydon station on Tuesday June 8, 1999.

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