SU2688 : HST125 heading towards London

taken 10 years ago, near to Watchfield, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

HST125 heading towards London
HST125 heading towards London
The High Speed Train is travelling from the west towards London Paddington. It may stop at Didcot, the next station up the line and will stop at Reading. This picture was taken about half an hour before sunset, which was shortly after 17.00 today.
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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Friday, 8 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Friday, 8 February, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 260 882 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.5554N 1:37.4865W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 262 883
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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