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Now confirmed as a HST

Formed: formed of 3 x TF's, 1 x TGF and 1 TRFK

And a new livery:

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Ta to Valenta on the northern-gen group.

 

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I believe there are a few LSL Mk3 at Eastleigh - so could be destined for this service.

43083 is also there.

 

No doubt there'll be a suitable launch for the "new" train.

 

 

 

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Wonder if the livery is designed to be sympathetic to the surroundings it runs in, i.e. the Yorkshire Dales?

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1 hour ago, newbryford said:

 

And a new livery:

 

 

 

 

 

Being described as a 'metallic shaded British Racing Green' apparently.

 

A few more details available from Modern Railways here

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42 minutes ago, newbryford said:

I believe there are a few LSL Mk3 at Eastleigh - so could be destined for this service.

43083 is also there.

 

No doubt there'll be a suitable launch for the "new" train.

 

 

"LSL Mk3 at Eastleigh" rang a few alarm bells, until I remembered that LSL in this context means Locomotive Services Ltd and not Long Swing Link bogies which are a no-no in 3rd rail territory. 

The green livery, while not the same, reminds me of FGW's "fag packet" HSTs.

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9 hours ago, HillsideDepot said:

 

"LSL Mk3 at Eastleigh" rang a few alarm bells, until I remembered that LSL in this context means Locomotive Services Ltd and not Long Swing Link bogies which are a no-no in 3rd rail territory. 

The green livery, while not the same, reminds me of FGW's "fag packet" HSTs.

 

Funnily enough, there is actually an LSL but non LSL owned Mk3 sat in Eastleigh TMD at the moment - one of the former Anglian Mk3s originally intended for use with Chiltern is an LSL bogied Mk3 and wasn't picked up until it's arrival. I believe that explains in part explains why that rake hasn't left yet for further storage yet. Oops! 

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19 hours ago, HillsideDepot said:

The green livery, while not the same, reminds me of FGW's "fag packet" HSTs.

 

Neither liveries were / are great on the HST or MK3 stock in my eyes. 

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Whilst not aimed at enthusiasts, I wonder what % of sales went to enthusiasts, especially when the DRS 37, 20 and 40 turned up on it last year. 

 

I don't really care what the stock looks like, indeed I thought a specialist rake is exactly what it needs, but I couldn't help but be attracted by the haulage last year.

 

HST is a bit, er ok.. I was hoping for an Intercity Swallow set at least.

last years operation needed 7 locos, 20107, 37407, 37521, 37667, 40145, 47593, 47712 so hope 3 power cars is enough.

 

 

 

 

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Possible use of a loco-hauled set on w/c 14/08.

Due to a scheduled exam for the HST set is the likely reason.

 

Much frothing will ensue by the bashers......

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