TQ2681 : HST - Paddington Station

taken 4 years ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

HST - Paddington Station
HST - Paddington Station
Train just arrived at No. 1 Platform, Paddington Station.
Great Western Main Line
The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway, that runs westwards from London Paddington station to the west of England and South Wales. It was built by IK Brunel, for the Great Western Railway, and opened in 1841.
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HST (High Speed Train) 125 trains
Written by Brian Robert Marshall

The HST 125 Inter-City trains had their genesis in the 1960s and, following trials, they came into service in 1976. They are diesel-electric and benefit from a high power-to-weight ratio meaning they can accelerate rapidly to their designed top speed of 125 mph (201 kph). They have been designed to be omni-directional so they don't need to be turned round at the end of each journey. There are driver's cabs and sets of red and white lights at each end. Replacements are on the horizon after almost 40 years and millions of miles but the timescale is uncertain not least because, on 26 February 2010, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis announced that an assessment of the multi-billion pound, 30-year procurement plan had been ordered. If the review is ultimately favourable, the likely replacement will be the Japanese Hitachi Super Express. Following withdrawal of the Class 180 'Adelante' after a brief period HST 125s will continue to be a regular feature on the railways for some time to come.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 264 813 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.0368N 0:10.7126W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 264 814
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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