On our way back to America via British Airways there is time for a grab shot of a Class 377 EMU sliding into Gatwick Airport. Transport modes are exceptionally well connected in the UK.
Kings Cross! An Intercity 225 set lead by a Class 91 electric waits at the famous London terminal. The 225 sets along with the HST 125's will all be withdrawn when the class 800's arrive.
In the grandeur of Kings Cross where Harry Potter caught his train, we see several HST 125 sets waiting for the next departure. These will also be withdrawn when the class 800's arrive.
A single DMU boards passengers at the busy Cardiff Central. Arriva Trains Wales runs an extensive and frequent passenger service throughout the region.
A class 143 Pacer set is couples with some 150's something we were told by local trainspotter "Steve" as unusual. The pacers are set to be withdrawn in the future as new trains come online.
The Class 60 was almost extinct in the UK then a refurbishment program got them back on the rails. A number of them can be found working the Murco tanks as seen here in Cardiff.
A busy scene at Cardiff Central as an Arriva Trains Wales Class 175 DMU arrives while an HST 125 with a Great Western service prepares to depart.
An HST swings into the Welsh capital while a 170 with a Cross Country service departs. The scene will change in the years ahead when the Great Western Main Line is electrified.
Sheds! A surprise was two Class 66's leading this empty steel coil train rolling through Cardiff Wales. The Class 66 nicknamed "shed" by enthusiasts are widely used in the UK, built by EMD.
A Class 66 leads a steel train past an HST at Cardiff Central. The steel industry in Wales faces an uncertain future as Tata steel wants to sell off or close it's massive plants.
Arriva Trains Wales operates an extensive network of frequent passenger services out of Cardiff. Here a service arrives at Cardiff Central in the Welsh capital.
A Class 170 DMU arrives at Cardiff Central with a Cross Country Service.
An HST swings along the sea wall in Dawlish. Now if you look very closely you can spot the 40th anniversary HST power car bringing up the rear. It's 43002 painted in BR colors.
By the sea! Great Western HST blasts through Dawlish. This railway station is exceptionally unique that it sits upon a sea wall and has a history of wave damage.
A Cross Country HST blasts through the station as Maryann gets her photos. Most of Cross Country's services here are with the Voyagers but they do throw a few HST's in the mix.