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Robin Barnes - Railway Art and History

Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History
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.
Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History  Robin Barnes, Railway Art and History
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