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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Hornby HST


The 18th November, 2005, edition (issue 22) of 'Railway Herald' included a report of Cotswold Rail unveiling a new livery for its first HST set comprising 2 power cars and a buffet coach. One power car, 43070, and the coach were turned out in the company's silver livery but the other power car, 43087, sported a bright red livery and yellow, full height, Hornby branding. The first public outing for the latter was at the National Railway Museum's 'Cab-It' event on 12th November 2005. Alan Rigby has sent in a pic of this Hornby branded HST power car 'topping' a rake of Midland Mainline HST stock through Winwick, southbound, on 24th June 2006; I'll bet some of you remember it. The other power car, 43070, was 'tailing' the rake.

Alan has also sent in two other pics, both taken at Winwick. The first pic, and our first of a class 60, I think, features 60097 working a Fiddlers Ferry - Liverpool Bulk Terminal load of empty HHA wagons. For interest these are four-axle coal hopper bogie vehicles, each one incorporating four, automatic bottom discharge doors. The date was 1st February, 2006.

Alan's final pic is of double heading class 37s, 37425 and 37411 heading empty cargo vans on a Blackburn - Arpley Yard run. This pic was taken on 31st October, 2007.

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