The Intercity 125 is 40 years old – A quite remarkable journey

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36188805

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

I took this shot of a HST in BR's Intercity livery in Devon around the late 1980's.

I took this shot of a HST in BR’s Intercity livery in Devon around the late 1980’s.

There can be little doubt that Kenneth Grange created an iconic train when he designed the diesel locomotives for the HST. They have given great service across the Country and a version of them ended up far away Down Under in Australia.

This shot I took in 1998 on the East Coast Main Line in Northumberland.

This shot I took in 1998 on the East Coast Main Line in Northumberland.

Both photos have previously been added to my Flickr pages at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Network Rail – The excursion special to goodness knows where

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34276868

An Intercity HST from BR days around 1990 just coming off Brunel's famous bridge over the Tamar.

An Intercity HST from BR days (around 1990) just coming off Brunel’s famous Royal Albert Bridge Bridge over the Tamar. Click on the shot to enlarge it.

Back to Railtrack! Oh no, we have been shunted into that siding before. Network Rail clearly has its faults and its problems and its failures but what it needs is good management not another trip down a rundown branch line in a Pacer. Government needs to find the best way to run our railways not simply rerun the old tired argument of public V private ownership.

The photo is also on my Flickr page at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/