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« on: March 12, 2019, 10:30:25 am »

UI thought there was a thread on this?....

GWR confirmed that the final HST booked to run is

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Subject to any unforeseen late changes, the last HST booked along the North Cots will be on Sunday 31 March.

1W39 1337 Padd to Worcester F St

1P69 1627 Worcester F St to Padd
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 11:10:28 am »

Didn't think much of 'em when they arrived into service back in the 1970s.  Although they didn't arrive on the Worcester and Hereford services until a bit later.

I really didn't like that they were displacing the D1000s, and regretted also that the 50 xxxs were on their way out, too.

But over the years I've come to appreciate the work done by these machines.  I don't suppose the designers had the start/stop nature of the Worcester and Hereford route services in mind; they are designed to be more greyhound than carthorse.

The plastic that comes in their wake is definitely not the same.

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 11:15:13 am »

Didn't think much of 'em when they arrived into service back in the 1970s.  Although they didn't arrive on the Worcester and Hereford services until a bit later.

I really didn't like that they were displacing the D1000s, and regretted also that the 50 xxxs were on their way out, too.

And thus it ever was.  I prefer the old trains...  Wink
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