- 8 Jun 2005
I think most enthusiasts take the HST for granted. They are great machines, make a loud noise, clag and you can do heads out. I'm surprised there isn't much of a following.
I dontVirtually everybody on this forum really likes HSTs (some more than others :Wink: )
I hope thats a typo where you said some kettles are thrashable?A proper thrash would be something good like a Peak, 31 or some steam
Simming said:ps:I dontVirtually everybody on this forum really likes HSTs (some more than others :Wink: )Glad Im not alone, don't get me wrong, they're probably the only 'proper' trains left on the Network, but theres plenty of nice trains in preservation and railtours. I personally don't think HSTs are that good...just early DMUs tbh.
Aloha.joeholmes said:URM... HELLO...
And the Channel Tunnel wasn't....compared to many engineering challengers tackled in modern time HSTs must be the smallest, the only why they'd get brownie points is cause they were made on a BR budget.joeholmes said:The HST in a marvell in engineering, a mighty fine beast, which is definatly noticed...
People look cause they assume it;s their train, or the fact that it's going so fast, as they do with say Meridians.joeholmes said:Even normals look when she comes round a corner
You really need a woman.joeholmes said:My God.... Sexy Beast She is..
We've had this before, I'm sure.Nick said:The thing with HSTs is there not dying yet, and arn't quite Loco Haulage (in theory they're multiple units 253XXX Class). A proper thrash would be something good like a Peak, 31 or some steam
If two 47s are top and tailing a service then the stock will be propelled by a locomotive in each direction of travel so that is loco haulage. But since a HST is a combined set with MKIII coaches, it is a multiple unit, not a loco hauled set.yorkie said:So that means top n tailed 47s, 31s, 37s aren't loco hauled, and neither is a 90/86/87 (or indeed any other loco) with a DVT at the front.
And one day in the future, when the current stock is going for scrap and people are crying out against trains being replaced with 'inferior, plastic rubbish', somebody will probably make a very similar comment.AlexS said:There was a time you would have been shot by fellow bashers for looking for 31 haulage Brian was a no go loco back in the day!
I do forget about them alot. I say to people "There is hardly any real trains left" They say;"What about HST's" I say "O I forgot about themMarv said:Sorry Richard, have you been reading this forum (and in particular the postings by FGWFan, HSTFan!!!, Jim and joeholmes? :P