A historic day for the Great Western route as the 'Intercity 125' or HST bows out of traffic from London Paddington after 43 years. To mark the event Great Western Railway used their last four ser... (more)
It is a glorious day on the South Devon coast as first production HST power car 43002 heads west through the classic location at Teignmouth with the 07:27 London Paddington - Plymouth. Entering se... (more)
43002 in retro livery (actually the oldest HST power car) trails the 1A87 13:47 Plymouth - London Paddington as it meets the 1C80 11:33 London Paddington - Plymouth HST. The wind that day was bitt... (more)
In 1976 'retro' livery, 43002 seen shortly after leaving Oxford bound for London Paddington.
The British have their Heritage Power as well... The 43002 symbolizes the 40th anniversary of the HST125 that changed rail travel in the UK. Many of these will be replaced by the 800's over time.
43002 in retro 1976 livery passing Sonning Cutting on Brunel's Great Western main line.
43002 passing Sonning Cutting during the Summer of 2016. This was the sweet spot between deforestation of the iconic cutting for electrification and the installation of the masts and catenary.
Repainted into original 1976 colours, 43002 passes Bourton bound for London Paddington.
Incoming !! The guy walking his dog,and the member of staff trying to clean the platform seem indifferent to the snowstorm that's about to envelop them.Snow is o.k. when static,but when disturbed ... (more)
43002 leads a Paddington - Swansea service through Undy near Severn Tunnel Jn as a DB Schenker intermodal train awaits signal clearence.
43002 'Tecniquest' is at platform 2 waiting to depart with a train for London Paddington
FGW marshalled two Valenta-engined power cars (43002 and 43003) and a rake of non-refurbished coaches together, as a final farewell to the Valenta engines on FGW. The train is seen here shortly b... (more)
43002 and 43143 heading west near Duffryn in South Wales. 43002 was the first production build Intercity 125 power car.