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  1. YorkshireBear

    YorkshireBear Established Member

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    I realised today that if you spend an evening at leeds this week you would see HST from each company, (obviously FGW is on loan but it still in their full livery etc)

    How rare is it that you could do that with a train so widespread. ie has it ever happened with 150s or other sprinter classes.
     
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  3. jopsuk

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    There's five companies with HSTs, six if you count NR, and three of them serve Leeds on a daily basis as it is. You won't see a GC HST there though surely?
     
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    You used to see it every week in Devon when Virgin Cross Country hired in GNER and MML HSTs for Summer Saturday extras. There was only four HST operators back then though (well Virgin was two companies really but you get the idea)
     
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    What about the bright yellow one that Network Rail own for surveying purposes (I'll remember what it's called in a minute...)? Where'll that be?
     
  6. ainsworth74

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    You mean the NMT aka The Flying Banana?
     
  7. YorkshireBear

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    i excluded NMT at it isnt passeneger but completely forgot grand central ah well.... :( how can i forget GC!!!
     
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    GC HSTs, EC HSTs, XC HSTs, EMT set on hire (possible), FGW set on hire (possible) and the NMT.
     
  9. EM2

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    EMT run a set to York on a Saturday morning.
     
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    That is a 222.
     
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    Really? When did it change? Must admit I hadn't taken that much notice recently :oops:
     
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    Been a 222 for quite a while me thinks...

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    Shows how often I go near a platform these days! Having said that, at that time in the morning, all I'm thinking about is the end of shift!
     
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    The St Pancras - Leeds is an EMT HST though.
     
  15. Hydro

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    NMT is a pretty frequent visitor to Leeds, it has a couple diagrams through there.
     
  16. 4SRKT

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    Doesn't the EMT on hire set work a diagram that goes Leeds > London > Newcastle > London > Leeds, meaning it will pass through York twice daily?
     
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    Few years at least.
     
  18. shedman

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    Doncaster might have been a better bet....
     
  19. 4SRKT

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    XC HSTs only work diagrams that go between York and Sheffield via Leeds, not Doncaster.
     
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    On certain Sunday's like last Sunday, they go via both (York - Leeds - Doncaster - Sheffield).
     
  21. 4SRKT

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    Is the FGW set out on Sundays though? It must be booked maintenance sometimes. In short, is it ever possible to see booked workings by all the TOCS' HSTs (forget the NMT, that's too unpredictable) on the same day at the same station?
     
  22. Eagle

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    The only one I've ever been on went via Doncaster, Leeds and Castleford :P
     
  23. MCR247

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    The FGW set is now back at FGW :)
     
  24. YorkshireRider

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    The on hire one doesnt have any fixed workings but does have to be back at Neville Hill overnight, its very likely it will work either a York or Newcastle terminator though
     
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    It certainly used to work to Newcastle before the May timetable change, starting on the 08:40 ex Leeds, then to Newcastle and back before a Leeds terminator to get back to NL. How many HST diagrams start and finish at NL anyway?
     
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    Yes thats correct it did, that set is now east coasts and doesnt always stable at NL anymore. The other EMT set is just on hire and seems to pop up anywhere.
    The only 2 HST diagrams im sure start and finish at NL is the 0700 ex Hull and the 0710 Lds-Aberdeen, i believe the 0728 ex Harrogate goes to Inverness (i think?) but the other HSTs off NL (0720 ex Lincoln, 0655 ex Skipton and the 0605 LDS-KX) may finish at Leeds but i couldnt be sure.
     
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