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HST 125 Class43



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#1 GWRPhil

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:39

As I couldn’t find one I thought it would be good to have a feed dedicated to the great HST

So here to start is the hst in its current XC livery

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:04

Please feel free to upload any pictures and videos of any hst whatever livery. If you have pictures of the prototype either in its restored condition now or when it was originally being tested on the network please post them too.

I have been seeing hsts since I was a youngster and 35 years later still love seeing one and taking a journey on one. With them being slowly phased out of frontline service especially with GWR who are my local HST operator I thought it would be a good idea to create a feed of pictures of this great loco and coaches.

Here’s a few more pictures I’ve taken recently

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#3 keefer

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 14:27

how I remember them best!
An Aberdeen-KX cl.254 (with twin dining cars) pulls in to Kirkcaldy, June 1983
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Trying, not very successfully, to get a shot of the whole train - going round the curve in to Inverkeithing
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going on the train to anywhere was always a bit of a treat but when the 125s appeared, it was taken to another level - they were like space-age luxury compared to a rattling DMU :)

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#4 Wickham Green

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 15:06

how I remember them best!
An Aberdeen-KX cl.254 (with twin dining cars) pulls in to Kirkcaldy, June 1983
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Trying, not very successfully, to get a shot of the whole train - going round the curve in to Inverkeithing
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going on the train to anywhere was always a bit of a treat but when the 125s appeared, it was taken to another level - they were like space-age luxury compared to a rattling DMU :)

Ah that first pic brings back memories - the good ol' days when trains didn't have central door locking so the 'slam' doors* could swing open without warning and take out anybody not standing behind the yellow line** ...... yes life was so dangerous it's amazing anybody's still around to remember it !!?!

 

* not that the term had been invented, of course 

** imaginary at that date


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 15:11

1225 PLYMOUTH TO GLASGOW CENTRAL PASSES LAIRA JUNCTION TODAY

 


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 15:24

FGW/GWR hst passes along the embankment today heading towards laira junction

 

FGW livery power cars and gwr livery coaches

 


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 15:35

FGW HST PASSES LAIRA JUNCTION HEADING FOR TAVISTOCK JUNCTION AND ONTO PADDIONGTON

 


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 16:00

THE FLYING BANANA AKA NETWORK RAILS NEW MEASUREMENT TRAIN PASSES ALONG THE EMBANKMENT NEAR LAIRA JUNCTION LAST OCT 20TH ON THE READING TRIANGLE TO PAIGNTON ROUTE.

 


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#9 Ian Smeeton

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 19:15

HSTs spelled trhe end of lots of loco-hauled trains, despite being very pretty, really didn't float my boat at the time.

 

So, I only have a couple of photos from 1980/81 ish.

 

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I can never remeber which bridge is which in Newcastle. The London end, I think!

 

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Poking into the sunshine (very rare) at Newcastle Central, same sort of date.

 

Edited 'cos I pressed 'Post' too soon.

 

Regards

 

Ian


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#10 fozzy280472

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 20:25

I agree Ian, I used to hate HSTs ,I was always looking for loco haulage too , but with the passage of time and the loss of favourite classes of loco , the real style of HSTs shone through especially for me in blue / grey and fitted with Valentas ......
I think that even in the gaudy liveries of today they still stand out but then again I suppose real styling always catches the eye .
I like them very much , a hard act to follow .....
Loving these pictures.
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#11 Peter Kazmierczak

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 21:08

A couple of recent ones from me; one at Padd and the other KX.

 

Must say I prefer the FGW livery to the rather gaudy Virgin one.

 

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#12 Trainshed Terry

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 21:53

I shall throw these three into the mix.

 

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and

 

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Enjoy.

 

Terry


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#13 Commoner

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 21:54

Sunday 5th July 1981. W43025 on the rear of 253 012 formed W43025/24, 41026/25, 40012, 42038/37/36, 44012, departing Paddington on the 07.45 to Weston-S-M.

 

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Power Car W43046 in set 253 023 leaving Bristol Temple Meads with the 17.40 to Paddington on 21.04.79. Full formation on this date - W43046/47, 41047/48, 40308, 42070/71/69/106.

 

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#14 bimble

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 22:34

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First up, on unusual metals, coming towards Pirbright Junction, heading towards Waterloo when Reading was closed for refurbishment

 

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and earlier this year at South Stoke


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Posted 08 June 2018 - 15:02

Hello All

 

A couple taken from the summer of 1993, the first one is from the footbridge in to Cardiff Canton Depot.

 

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The second one is at Cardiff Central.

 

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Thanks

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:59

Reading, August 1989.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:44

An early power car

 

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 19:33

43003 at Paignton / Exeter

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 13:40

And to think they were only meant as a stop gap what a loco they turned out to be


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#20 Peter Kazmierczak

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 16:16

And to think they were only meant as a stop gap what a loco they turned out to be

 

Or power car...……….. :senile:


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 19:25

43005

 

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#22 Peter Kazmierczak

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 20:01

Back to the days when HSTs were in a proper livery........... Sorry about the unseasonal weather though.

 

A Sheffield - St Pancras service approaches Spondon. Note the ex-MR signal in the sidings on the left.

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:59

Proper livery, Peter? Seems to be lacking some red and white stripes and a chromed swallow ;-)
Nice pic though nonetheless

Jo

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:18

Not the best of photos, but I was in a hurry to get both these units in the frame at the same time. 

 

252001 and 253005 at Swindon, on 19th October 1976.

 

 

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In the distance, behind the signal on the left, can be seen some class 24s waiting to be towed into the works for cutting up.  


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:52

Proper livery, Peter? Seems to be lacking some red and white stripes and a chromed swallow ;-)
Nice pic though nonetheless

Jo

 

I remember attending Crewe Works Open Day in the early 1970s and the very first power car was on show, but it was not in blue and yellow, what later was the blue upper body and diagonal stripe over the grill was black on the first power car, I am not sure if this colour scheme made it out of the works or whether it was changed to blue before release, but the postage stamp released at that time showed this colour scheme.  Anyone else remember this?

 

EDIT - found a photo to confirm - https://www.flickr.c...@N05/7272237276

 

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Jim


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