Question about FGW HSTs

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  1. Class377

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    Well, a rather specific one. Do they hit 125MPH on a non stop Paddington - Reading? Considering taking it up as it's only £15 off-peak for a HST trip, probably the cheapest and shortest I could find in the London area. Would be a huge boost if I got to travel at 125 too.
     
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  3. asylumxl

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    I do believe they do, but I'm not entirely sure. But I was under the impression they do.
     
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    They certainly do; I've timed them many times!
     
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    Line speed on the fast lines is 125 mph, so I'm assumung they would actually reach that speed, as long as there are no slower trains in front of them ;)
     
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    They have when i have timed it and now with smart phones and gps it's even easier to get your current speed! I was on a service a few weeks ago and my phone was reporting 124mph.
     
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    An average 2+8 set on the up gets to 125 MPH just before Maidenhead.
    On the down, a good 2+7 is doing 125 at Stockley.
     
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    They go up to 126 I think - it was when I was on one going through twyford towards reading, it said on the tv screen in Coach D.
     
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    interesting Noddy...is that an app or something I can get anyway? I have a Blackberry (sorry peeps)<D
     
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    I know my old TomTom Satnav registered the train I was on from Slough doing 125mph a few years back up to twyford.

    The voice I had selected on the TomTom was John Cleese, which was telling me that I should slow down.....:lol:
     
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    I was up the front of an HST (2+8) out of Reading the other week, and she made 125 for several miles before braking for Didcot. Acceleration to 100 was very swift, with the final 25mph taking a little longer...
     
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    Yes. Called SpeedBox. It's for iPhone/iPad. Don't know if something similar Blackberry.
     
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    The information available to the driver is more accurate.
     
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    The last time I used a Volo TV screen (in July), the ability to view the train's speed wasn't available, unless you have to pay to view it.
     
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