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« on: March 18, 2019, 07:41:58 pm »

Travelling less just at the moment, and with 80x trains being the main line norm in the Swindon area, I'm wondering if today might have been my last ride on a full length, slam door, HST .... The Bristolian, taken from Swindon to Reading



I do have a trip to Taunton on Wednesday which might be an HST, and a trip to Shepton Mallet on Friday which certainly won't be ...

Anyone else feeling "that was my last proper HST" yet?
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 11:04:19 pm »

Thinking of it more in terms of 'last pint in the buffet car' these days.  Hoping for an HST to Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival on Friday 12 April......
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 12:57:22 pm »

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Anyone else feeling "that was my last proper HST" yet?

21:32 from Paddington, Saturday 2nd March.
Could be my last
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 01:12:21 pm »

The 0628 From Exeter (0726 from Weston) to Paddington is still an HST.
Any indication when this will change?
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 01:21:14 pm »

Very soon now they've read that post  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 01:45:31 pm »

Details of the rundown can be found here (Health Warning: Only good as todays news):
https://www.125group.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HST-Diags-GWR.pdf
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 06:03:44 pm »

The 0628 From Exeter (0726 from Weston) to Paddington is still an HST.
Any indication when this will change?
Thatís odd,because the evidence in other forums, and on realtimetrains, suggests that 1A08 0628 Exeter to Paddington is already an IET. After arriving at PAD it goes to North Pole depot...

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 06:31:58 pm »

Confirmed in the list I linked to its not an HST anymore.  Saw 5A08 go to North Pole depot this morning on RTT.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 06:43:45 pm »

Confirmed in the list I linked to its not an HST anymore.  Saw 5A08 go to North Pole depot this morning on RTT.
Yes, and presumably as that 125 group list doesnít include the 0628 from Exeter at all, then if itís been an HST recently itís been a temporary change?  The 5A08 to North Pole that you mentioned is dated from 10 Dec 2018.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 09:01:49 pm »

0741 Pnz - Pad and 1703 Pad - Pnz both HSTs today.  Different sets (up train had a mini-buffet, down train a full one.)
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 09:25:28 pm »

The 0628 From Exeter (0726 from Weston) to Paddington is still an HST.
Any indication when this will change?
Thatís odd,because the evidence in other forums, and on realtimetrains, suggests that 1A08 0628 Exeter to Paddington is already an IET. After arriving at PAD it goes to North Pole depot...
This is a service I take now and again as it forms the earliest off-peak service from Didcot to Reading.

It has usually been an IET from late last year, but the last one I took was an HST, which may well be my last ride on a full length HST.

It is the service which on one occasion had to be terminated from the IET having too little fuel after stabling overnight.
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 07:58:15 am »

Probably already had mine on the 1648 back from Cardiff (1445 ex Pad) last Wednesday (13 March):
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2019, 09:31:15 am »

Rail Magazine article on this.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 10:44:23 am »

Funnily enough I'm on an HST right now (0931 RDG-PLY) supposes to be an IET but swapped....great fun trying to find Coach E reservations! (but all did!) ....suspect this will be my last HST experience.
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 05:48:01 pm »

OK ... I started this thread a couple of days ago thinking I had had my final GWR HST ride ... guess what turns up today:

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