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Last HSTs from Paddington 18/5

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Adam-Box, Apr 17, 2019.

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    Thanks for that, will get a wriggle on then
     
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    Mrs b said a similar thing when our train from KGX to Gra was diverted via Cambridge and Ely. She said "I've never come this way before". My reply of "Yes, the track is a bit rough isn't it?." was met with a look that would put out the Sun.
     
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    Cue, a few more IC125 trips and will we get a preserved set one day?
     
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    https://www.125group.org.uk/aims-objectives/

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    • Ultimately, to raise enough money to purchase some examples of IC 125 rolling stock to enter preservation. Such rolling stock shall include one or more power cars, as near as possible to original operational configuration, but including as a minimum a Paxman Valenta engined power car, Marston cooler group and original shaped front end.
     
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    .... or that all-pervasive stench from those original brake pads during hard application from speed! :Wtf:
     
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    Or the coolant tanks on platforms
     
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    Domnt worry, the driver gave us a good nose full on the 18.30 ex Paddington

    Pity nobody got a smoke bomb or two to let off as we left
     
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    After the fanfare of the last HSTs to and from Paddington I was a little surprised that Jeremy English's video of The English Riviera Express: 16/06/19

    shows at 9:50 a shortened HST on a GWR Penzance-Bristol working. What workings are HSTs still doing for GWR, and for how long?
     
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    People all around are calling them HST GTi sets, and they are here for the foreseeable future as far as I know.

    They are certainly still be modified (fitting of retention tanks and power doors) and delivered back to gWr.

    The idea is that 4 or 5 coach HST GTi sets are being introduced on formally Sprinter diagrams. I know that they cover some of the Cardiff Central to Taunton services, and have known of them covering stopping Penzance to Plymouth services.
     
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    Yep, the idea is that they run on services from Cardiff-Penzance, although they generally end up doing Plymouth/Exeter-Penzance and Cardiff-Taunton services. An up to date (ish, usual caveats apply) list can be found here https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/frequently-requested-diagrams.170615/#post-3666639 .
    Castle means retention tanks and sliding door fitted refurbished trains, and classic is just 2+4 HSTs.
     
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    On Friday I caught a "classic" from Temple Meads to Newport (Taunton-Cardiff service) and yesterday saw one at Temple Meads working an Exeter-Bristol Parkway service

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