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« on: November 28, 2023, 14:23:53 »

A photo from 6th April 2010, the Tuesday after easter Sunday (& 5:30 in the afternoon), which surprised me as it looks to be from another era. I can't recall much about taking it - would this have been a Crosscountry HST (High Speed Train) and is this Weston?

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2023, 15:55:44 »

I can't identify the location, although I am sure someone will. The stock is MK2 air conditioned and definitely not HST (High Speed Train) as the seats align with the windows. Probably either a charter service or stock hired in to cover a particular need.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2023, 16:23:21 »

Most likely when Taunton-Cardiff services were covered by top'n'tail loco and MkII coaches. But it's definitely Weston-super-Mare.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2023, 17:40:10 »

As regards rail tours, archives show there was just one on 6/4/2010 and it wasn't far away. However, The Great Britain III was timed (no actuals) into BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains) at 15:08 and by 17:28 should have reached Bath on its was back ECS (Empty Coaching Stock) to Ddicot. So unless it got very lost turning round ...
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2023, 19:10:54 »

Most likely when Taunton-Cardiff services were covered by top'n'tail loco and MkII coaches. But it's definitely Weston-super-Mare.

Indeed, lots more photos and information about these workings on the Taunton Trains website (scroll to halfway down the page in this link) https://www.tauntontrains.co.uk/oldsite/LOCOHAULED.htm
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2023, 10:43:30 »

A photo from 6th April 2010, the Tuesday after easter Sunday (& 5:30 in the afternoon), which surprised me as it looks to be from another era. I can't recall much about taking it - would this have been a Crosscountry HST (High Speed Train) and is this Weston?

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2023, 14:52:43 »

Thanks, everyone, for the responses. (Also, less than 15 years ago and the photo feels like it's from a different era...)

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