The British have their Heritage Power as well. The 43002 symbolizes the 40th anniversary of the HST125 that changed rail travel in the UK. Now the HST125's are largely retired on GWR.
An HST through sunny Dawlish Warren
HST's lined up in the grandeur of Padington Station. When you arrive here, you feel like you arrived. This shot is impossible now due to the withdrawal of the HST125 in favor of the IET.
Fastest diesel in the world the HST 125. The GWR Green livery HST on the blocks at London Paddington. These were the fastest diesels in regular service on the planet now withdrawn.
Gales overnight whipped up the seas at high tide, waves lash a London Bound HST. This HST is one of two painted in the green GWR livery. Large waves here sometimes cause delays.
Great Western Railway by the sea. On this visit I made it a point to climb back up here.
Great Western Railway by the sea.
HST's meet / cross at Taunton, a service arrives from London whilst another one departs. These iconic trains have been replaced by IET's on GWR routes outside of a few HST short sets.
An HST powers out of Taunton. The iconic HST serving Great Britain for over 40 years have been withdrawn from GWR outside of a few short "castle" sets serving the southwest of the UK.
HST along the seawall, through Dawlish Railway Station
A GWR service powers through Dawlish Warren seen from Langstone Rock. This train featuring one the green power cars.
One of the few Cross Country HST's curves by Langstone Rock heading for points west.
A Great Western Railway HST departs Dawlish bound for London. The HST has been retired from GWR however a few have been converted to 4 car sets making regional trips in the southwest.
An HST flashes past Marine Parade on a cold morning. The pink building in the upper right of the photo is "The Blenhiem" a wonderful B&B which is a must for any rail enthusiast.
An HST flashes past Marine Parade, seen from The Blenheim. A project to enlarge and reinforce the seawall here will alter this view in the years ahead.