ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by Clansman, 12 Nov 2016.

  1. Strathclyder

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    43033 & 43148 were the power cars to work their way back to Craigentinny from Loughborough today: https://www.flickr.com/photos/crofty136/26369112898

    Have to say, I personally think that this looks fantastic. Not to everyone's tastes, but certainly an eye-catching livery!
     
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    Yes I would agree. Can't wait to see them attached to a rake of similar liveried HST coaches.
     
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    Don't care...they'll be a vast improvement on 170s & 158s on longer distance routes....even if they are 40 years old.
     
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    The ratio of bike storage space to passenger accommodation is higher than I was expecting.
     
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    How many spaces will there be?
     
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    Lol think he was joking
     
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    Infinite in fact!
     
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    I think they look great - is that "Inter City" I can see printed on the side of the leading power car?
     
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    Inter7City I think
     
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    They certainly look the part! Nicest looking HST livery since the GNER days for my money.
     
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    At first glance they look like they’re floating above the track.
     
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    One can only dream for Maglev to be in the UK..
     
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    That's the speed and sheer awesomeness of them for you!
     
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    Yes - it is Inter7City. Isn't the DfT the "owner" of the InterCity brand? I just wondered how legal this was.
     
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    Is Scotrail saying they link 7 big cities in the country?
     
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    Yeah, the HST will link the 7 cities in Scotland.
     
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    Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow - there's nothing to say the cities have to be big :)
     
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    Like it, but if they'd listened to me they would have returned the front ends to their original 1970s yellow-blue-yellow scheme running back into the graphic without any difficulty whatsoever. I still think that anything other than those definite horizontal lines makes the power cars look more upright and less streamlined than originally envisaged.

    Anyway, a minor gripe. I agree that it's the best HST getup since GNER.
     
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    Actually the "new" GWR livery is the best getup since GNER but of course it wasn't rolled out to all the HST fleet so the GW HSTs have to end their careers in the indignity of the dreadful FGW livery.
     
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    “Indignity”? It’s a lump of metal. It doesn’t have feelings. Get a grip.....
    :rolleyes:
     
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    That looks even sexier than the EMT one that emerged yesterday.

    Can't wait to see the stock they couple it with. All you have to do is keep it simple and you've got a thoroughly elegant livery, fitting for these grand old girls' twilight years.

    I get a feeling the Mk. 3s are going to come out looking similar to the HST prototype silver and blue? It'd be fitting for it to come full circle given these are likely to be the last left on the network, EMT heel-dragging not permitting.

    Sacrilege!
     
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    "Indignity" "Sexier"

    What a thread.
     
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    Tends to happen with hero worship. ;)

    I wonder if there'll be people lining up to cry against the bodyshell of the last HST like there were for the Deltics back in 81?
     
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    There's a lot of people taking Valentine's day to extremes on here!
     
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    That livery would have looked so much better on a fleet of 68s...
     
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    I don't think the pocket doors are going to be an improvement aesthetically.
     
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    It doesn't have to have feelings to suffer indignity.
     

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