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Biker1
post May 19 2019, 08:08 AM
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I would imagine that few, if any, on here are interested, but just in case there are.

A piece of rail history on Friday night as the very last HST to call at Newbury departed at 21:48 for Plymouth.

42 years of what I would classify as excellent service from a BRITISH built train!!
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post May 19 2019, 08:31 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 19 2019, 09:08 AM) *
I would imagine that few, if any, on here are interested, but just in case there are.

A piece of rail history on Friday night as the very last HST to call at Newbury departed at 21:48 for Plymouth.

42 years of what I would classify as excellent service from a BRITISH built train!!


The buffet coach will be a miss on hot sunny days...🙁
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Biker1
post May 19 2019, 08:39 AM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ May 19 2019, 09:31 AM) *
The buffet coach will be a miss on hot sunny days...🙁

Absolutely!
There is a campaign to have it reinstated on the Hitachis
Ill dig out the link.
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Andy Capp
post May 19 2019, 12:58 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 19 2019, 09:08 AM) *
I would imagine that few, if any, on here are interested, but just in case there are.

A piece of rail history on Friday night as the very last HST to call at Newbury departed at 21:48 for Plymouth.

42 years of what I would classify as excellent service from a BRITISH built train!!

Is that last Friday or this Friday?

My feelings are that the HST is a superior passenger experience.
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Mr Brown
post May 19 2019, 09:07 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 19 2019, 09:08 AM) *
I would imagine that few, if any, on here are interested, but just in case there are.

A piece of rail history on Friday night as the very last HST to call at Newbury departed at 21:48 for Plymouth.

42 years of what I would classify as excellent service from a BRITISH built train!!


British envisioned and designed too. What other developed nation would have let this happen?
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post May 19 2019, 09:27 PM
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Such a shame, another piece of historic British engineering goes to the great scrappy in the sky.


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post May 20 2019, 04:45 AM
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QUOTE (Mr Brown @ May 19 2019, 10:07 PM) *
British envisioned and designed too. What other developed nation would have let this happen?

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post May 20 2019, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ May 19 2019, 09:39 AM) *
Absolutely!
There is a campaign to have it reinstated on the Hitachis
Ill dig out the link.

there you go.
Link
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post May 20 2019, 08:01 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ May 19 2019, 01:58 PM) *
Is that last Friday or this Friday?

Sorry, Friday just gone.
They are now history! (Well, on our line anyway.)
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post May 20 2019, 08:03 AM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ May 19 2019, 10:27 PM) *
Such a shame, another piece of historic British engineering goes to the great scrappy in the sky.

No plans to scrap them yet, but currently many are in storage awaiting their fate.
Some have gone to Scotrail and some are being retained by GWR for work in the West Country on local services.
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post May 20 2019, 01:15 PM
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