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Author Topic: ScotRail's plans for their HSTs.  (Read 10930 times)
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« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2017, 08:29:02 pm »

Or donated to the National Railway Museum.
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« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2017, 08:41:07 am »

I doubt it too. However it would be nice if the nameplates found their way to the families if, of course, they would like them.

Agree, or if the families don't want the nameplates, perhaps they could be auctioned and the proceeds given to the families ?

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I was told all names are coming off when they go to off lease, with the exception of Driver Stan Martin and Driver Brian Cooper who's names will be transferred to powercars that GWR are keeping.
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« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2017, 08:58:34 am »

That's really good news if true.
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« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2017, 09:35:30 am »

That list of power car names reminded me of an incident at Reading a few years back.

43179 Pride of Laira had developed a fault and a fitter was summoned from Old Oak Common to coax some life back into it.  As he clambered down from the power car, covered in grease and grime after tinkering in the engine room, he muttered to me "If that's Laira's best, I don't think much of it!"  Grin
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« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2017, 08:14:07 pm »

43179 Pride of Laira had developed a fault and a fitter was summoned from Old Oak Common to coax some life back into it.  As he clambered down from the power car, covered in grease and grime after tinkering in the engine room, he muttered to me "If that's Laira's best, I don't think much of it!"  Grin
I found a list somewhere of First Great Western power car depot allocations. Not sure if it is correct, but if it is then 43179 is not really "Laira's best"; far from it, since my list shows it is allocated to Old Oak Common. Again, that might be incorrect information, so can anyone confirm?
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« Reply #65 on: September 16, 2017, 09:25:11 pm »

Try this list, from the 125 Group.  Wink

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« Reply #66 on: September 17, 2017, 10:58:59 am »

Try this list, from the 125 Group.  Wink
Ah, that might be where I got my list from. Look at the 'depot' column for the so-called "Pride Of Laira"; it says "OO" for Old Oak Common.
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« Reply #67 on: September 17, 2017, 07:08:11 pm »

I did, and it does.  Smiley

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« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2018, 01:16:18 am »

My personal favourite power car, for no reason other than the name it carried for the last decade or so, left the West Country yesterday, 1st May 2018, for the last time. A brief stop at St Phillips Marsh, Bristol before onward to Scotland.

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« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2018, 07:01:06 am »

Aah, that'll be the new 6+2 Fortress class,  for slightly longer journeys!!
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« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2018, 06:55:05 am »


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The swansong in Scotland of what experts have hailed as one of Britain’s best ever train fleets has been hit by delays while refurbishing the 40-year-old carriages. A union fears it will mean passengers on overcrowded inter-city ScotRail routes having to wait until the end of the year for trains which were originally due to have been introduced in March.

Problems are believed to include the fitting of the wrong carpets, which have had to be ripped out. News of the further delay to the former InterCity High Speed Trains (HSTs) comes days before ScotRail plans to start running the first of its brand new electric trains – ten months late. The veteran expresses, designed by Sir Kenneth Grange, hold the diesel speed record of 148mph set in 1987. They are being phased out from the Great Western and East Coast main lines where they started operating in 1976.

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« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2018, 08:03:32 am »

When it comes to the railways, they just never, ever get it right do they?

Still I suppose we've had the wrong sort of leaves/sunshine/rain/snow...…….why not the wrong sort of carpets too?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2018, 09:39:36 am »

I notice that Scotrail have hired out a couple of their newly-acquired HST power cars to LNER. 
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« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2018, 12:43:00 pm »

I notice that Scotrail have hired out a couple of their newly-acquired HST power cars to LNER. 
Might as well as they can’t use them.
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« Reply #74 on: October 10, 2018, 05:30:50 am »

The first ScotRail HST in passenger service is scheduled to be the 0907 from Aberdeen to Edinburgh on Monday 15th October 2018.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45800463
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