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Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by nat67, 30 Jan 2019.
The Mk3s in question were noted elsewhere as being:
So apart from the sets going to Scotrail, what's the likelihood of these being re-used?
I've just had 43078+43079 Newton Abbot-Exeter so you might be lucky.
What service are they working today?
It was the 09:34 Newton Abbot-Paddington. Think they'd come from Penzance.
The erstwhile Cotswold pairing performing a stock move to Long Marston... just like the last time HSTs were withdrawn en masse!
See Peter Tandy's site: http://petertandy.co.uk/long marston/CR_HST_-arrive_hbrne_17306.jpg 13 years ago
For description search 43087 on http://petertandy.co.uk/longmarston page.html
Thanks, I managed to have them from Padd to Reading on the 1303 Plymouth.
I managed to pick them up again later from Ivybridge to Taunton!
I managed to 43160/086 from Reading to Paddington
A shot in the dark, but does anybody know what 43079 was working today (Friday)?
I maybe have a remote possibility of getting it tomorrow evening depending on when it is due at Paddington or Reading as someone in London is looking after the dog while I am at a meeting (my partner has taken ill with a breakdown and is in the hospital, but insisted I still go to the meeting in London). Furthermore I was meant to have set off Wednesday night to do some East Midlands on Thursday, and some bits in London today including hunting for my final GWR powercar.
It should still be with 078 but can't be certain on that.
Thank you very much for that snippet of info. I will also try the TOPS request thread tomorrow to find what it is allocated to.
Don't want to be bearer of bad news but after many weeks partnered with 078 , 091 has replaced 079 and 079 was not in service today. At the moment coming out of service can often be lengthy even forever!!!!
Think you're right on that one; had my last 079 trip on Tuesday, yesterday looked to have been its last day in service.
43079 due to go off-lease imminently, so may well not work again for GWR.
Still struggling to believe people are flapping to get them for the first time. Unless you’ve started bashing in the last 3 years or so, there’s not really an excuse...
Well there were 120 odd GWR powercars, so quite a task to get them all!
I started to travel on HST's since 2012 and my mileage has got greater sine around 2015.
I think it was 119, including 43195.
I don't think I've ever been on a single HST.
43087, 43070, 43165 & 43190 are at LA, but listed at off-lease
One question that has puzzled me as well as @fishquinn is if Hull trains are going to be having a HST set for the next few months where are they going to get the power cars from if they are stored?
Probably from the 2+4 slam door pool?
The existing powercar pool of non-stored GWR powercars. AIUI, some of them are having their lease extended until the end of 2019.
I have heard rumours that XC are considering a 6th set with a few extra power cars, but as mentioned above, they are likely to come from the LNER pool rather than the GWR pool.
Thanks for clearing that one up.
No chance they wouldn't have enough to go round if there is eleven sets and only 24 power cars available.
There's all sorts of rumours flying around at XC about getting more HSTs, but it's all in the hands of the DFT and their handling of rail matters is frankly a joke, so I wouldnt hold your breath!
43070/087 have left the West Country for a new home in Warwickshire.
So the next off lease power cars should be 43165/190 and followed by 43079/159.