The HST, or InterCity 125, is the perfect illustration that a state-owned industry can come up with a winner. These trains remain in
widespread operation, now in the hands of private operators, preferred for their comfort over more recent rolling stock by many
passengers. Between 1975 and 1982, just under 200 power cars (now regarded as locomotives) were completed by BREL Crewe for use at
either end of the train. Pictured here is an everyday scene at Edinburgh Waverley in July 1991, with No.43098, in the final BR
InterCity livery, awaiting departure at the head of the 12.00 to London Kings Cross. The only unusual feature is the non-standard and
short-lived method of displaying only the last two digits of the locomotive's running number on the front end.
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