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.
A HST set blasts through Dawlish UK during a spell of sunshine on a rather chilly day. Our 2nd visit here yielded plenty of trains including these HST's who's days are numbered.
An HST 125 hustles through the seaside resort of Dawlish. The pink "Blenhiem" in the background on the right is a must for any railway enthusiast.
HST London bound on this beautiful sunny day.
HST traveling on this sunny day from London to points west. Waves a bit rough on the beautiful sunny day making sea wall wet, persons trying to avoid getting wet as the enjoy their stroll.
Blustery day, London bound HST 125 rolls past locals out enjoying a stroll along the sea wall.
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 These will also be withdrawn when the class 800's arrive.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 misty English afternoon.
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.
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.
An HST rolls along the famous sea wall, past the old Coast Guards cottage. The HST125's have been largely replaced by the Class 800 /802 sets, outside of some 4 car HSTs for local SW services.