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Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:49 pm
by Train Spotter
Evening I am looking for any Observations or sightings of HST working Passenger trains or on test before introduction or any sightings on depots in early Days on East Coast Main Line.

I am also looking for any observations or sightings or working passenger trains or on test on the Midland Main line they were introduced on the midland Main line in October 1982 when some western region HST sets were transferred to Eastern region for Midland services

There are 3 ways to get in touch if anybody as any information / sightings

(1) They can post them on this forum

(2) They can email them at andybarclay43290@gmail.com
(3) They can send them to me by post at following address. I will repay an postage that any body incurs
Andy Barclay
23 Raven Road
Netheredge
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 1SB

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:27 pm
by Western Druid
Try here, I well remember them being introduced and I can remember the Western Region sets used as well:
http://www.britishrailways.net/cfld_obs
select 1982/October

You may find the odd full set list here:
http://www.britishrailways.net/rs
select 1982/October
Kev

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:14 am
by Train Spotter
Thanks for those links

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:50 pm
by Ian Prince
Andy,

I have records of many ER ECML observations and limited WR Welsh observations in the period for which you are interested. It will just take quite a lot of research to identify the dates and units concerned, although the detail may be limited at this distance in time.

For good measure and an observation you may already have is of 41001 and 41002 in 'reversed' blue grey livery as it was originally out-shopped, passing Retford on 31st July 1973 heading North on a test/demonstration run that was well publicised and had a good public turnout to see its so called 'first' ECML run.

It followed up with a run also observed on 2nd August in both up and down directions and probably did other test runs around that time too.

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:45 am
by Train Spotter
Ian

Many thanks for the prototype information.... Any further observations are most welcome

Andy

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:52 pm
by Ian Prince
Just come across the following whilst looking for something else!

Sunday 29th May 1983, Retford ECML 43102 with 44070, 41107, 41108 and 43122 at 13:20 heading North. Other carriages unfortunately not recorded.

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:44 pm
by Train Spotter
Thanks very much

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:15 pm
by Ian Prince
One you may already have:-

43080/81 on display with cab visits possible, at Doncaster Works Open Days: 16th and 17th June 1978

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:48 pm
by Train Spotter
Ian Prince wrote:One you may already have:-

43080/81 on display with cab visits possible, at Doncaster Works Open Days: 16th and 17th June 1978
Thanks Ian

Re: Eastern Region HST 1977 to MAy 1983

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:23 pm
by MisterC
I have just been checking something in "Kings Cross Lineside 1958-84" by David Percival.

I presume you have seen the HST chapter on pages 103-108? This gives various details about the introduction of HSTs on the ER.