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    That story's a load of bollocks. InterCity 125s, aka HSTs, are still in daily use on the Midland Main Line, the East Coast Main Line, and several other routes. ScotRail is currently increasing their usage on long-distance routes, using the very trains that are being decommissioned by GWR.

    The BBC apparently thinks GWR is the only train company, possibly because the Paddington to Bristol route is the one the news editors' wives and children take to get to their weekend cottages in the Cotswolds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    That story's a load of bollocks. InterCity 125s, aka HSTs, are still in daily use on the Midland Main Line, the East Coast Main Line, and several other routes. ScotRail is currently increasing their usage on long-distance routes, using the very trains that are being decommissioned by GWR.

    The BBC apparently thinks GWR is the only train company, possibly because the Paddington to Bristol route is the one the news editors' wives and children take to get to their weekend cottages in the Cotswolds.
    Announcing its the last service is a great way of flogging tickets to railway types though. They pay a fortune for that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    That story's a load of bollocks. InterCity 125s, aka HSTs, are still in daily use on the Midland Main Line, the East Coast Main Line, and several other routes. ScotRail is currently increasing their usage on long-distance routes, using the very trains that are being decommissioned by GWR.

    The BBC apparently thinks GWR is the only train company, possibly because the Paddington to Bristol route is the one the news editors' wives and children take to get to their weekend cottages in the Cotswolds.
    That is true. Hull Trains loans a few to run from Hull to London when all their rolling stock broke down. they started running them as of end of Jan this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    Yes the howl used to be ear splitting.

    The luxury of aircon back in 1976 was remarkable.

    The seats on the Hirohito's Revenge units are disgraceful.

    Like sitting on a plank.

    Not to mention the joy of figuring out whether or not you're in a carriage where the doors will open to let you off.
    They used to run the prototype through here in the years leading up to the introduction of the HSTs. That was loud too - I can remember because my schoolyard was right next to the train tracks.

    I was under the impression that they were going to continue with the HSTs on the Paddington- Exeter route for the foreseeable future. The line isn't even electrified yet.
    Shame because it is a faster route into London but I'll just use SWT from Gillingham from now on to avoid those ghastly hard seats. Cheaper too.

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    recorded this ICE Bahn leaving Pasing the other week..

    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    recorded this ICE Bahn leaving Pasing the other week..

    WGAS??
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    Inertia, however........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    WGAS??
    Do you mind! Its the highlight of Scoot's life so far this year!

    We will have to crowd fund for therapy if you carry on being beastly. Anyone would think this was general or something.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    you really are a twat, mr ackeroff.

    sorry, - ivan.
    you misspelt it

    its wackoff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    recorded this ICE Bahn leaving Pasing the other week..


    why am I not surprised spooter is a train spooter?
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