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Welcome to the website of the 125 Group. We are the only group dedicated to following the Intercity 125 (HST). Our magazine is the most reliable source of information on the HST fleet.

Our ultimate aim is to preserve an example of this fine train after the end of its working life.


On this website you will find information on the history and current operations of the HST fleet. You will also find information about the 125 Group and an invitation to join us.


41001 to attend Swanage and Didcot Diesel Galas

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The 125 Group Project Miller team is very pleased that Prototype HST Power Car 41001 will be making guest appearances at two Preserved Railways this Spring.

41001 will be one of the attractions at the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th May. The Power Car will be on show as a static exhibit at the scenic location of Corfe Castle for the three days.

41001 will also be on show at the Didcot Railway Centre as part of their Diesel Gala from Saturday 24th to Monday 26th May, the Power Car will be a static exhibit for the three days.

At both galas the driving cab will be open for visits with Project Miller volunteers on hand to explain our progress. Conditions permitting, we hope to start up 41001's classic Valenta engine from time to time at both events. The 125 Group sales stand will also be on site recruiting new members and raising funds to help complete restoration so that 41001 can haul trains again.

For more information:
Link to Project Miller website:
Link to Swanage Railway website:
Link to Didcot Railway Centre website:  

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Nottingham Model Railway Exhibition

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The 125 Group sales stand will be at the Nottingham Model Railway Exhibition this Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March, selling our wide range of HST related merchandise including DVDs, key-rings, fridge magnets, mousemats and mugs plus we will be recruiting new members.

Do come along and say hello and find out about progress with Project Miller and treat yourself to a smart mug with a lovely Inter-City 125 on the side, you will be the envy of all your friends! All profits go towards HST preservation, we look forward to seeing you.

Venue is Hadden Park High School, Harvey Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 3BB.
For details click here:

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Winter Diagram Update

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The Diagrams section of this website has been further updated with the latest current HST booked workings for all passenger train operators.  

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New 2014 Project Miller Desktop Calendar On Sale

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This limited edition 2014 Desktop Calendar has been produced to help raise funds for our work on restoring 41001, the prototype HST power car, to working condition. With 12 pages featuring different images of 41001 for each month, this calendar will look great on your desk at home or at work.

See the Online Shop Page to place your order. All profits go directly to Project Miller.  

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Winter 125 Diagrams

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The 'Diagrams' section of this website has been updated with the latest Winter 2013 HST workings for all passenger train operators. To download, click on 'Diagrams' on the main menu to the left.

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2014 Calendar Available

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The 2014 A3 size calendar has 12 different full colour photographs of High Speed Trains, one for each month, plus a smart cover page.

It is printed on high quality paper and ring bound together with a hanging hook.

The photographs illustrate the HST from the early days through to the current operating scene and into preservation with 41001 featuring too.

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The East Lancs 125 Special

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On Saturday 12th October, UK Railtours are running 'The East Lancs 125 Special' taking an East Midlands Trains HST from St.Pancras to Rawtenstall. This will be the first ever High Speed Train to visit the East Lancashire Railway. Tickets are still available from UK Railtours and 125 Group will be on-board, selling merchandise and recruiting new members. We look forward to seeing you!  

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41001 at GCRN Diesel Gala

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41001 will be on static display on 28th and 29th September at the GCRN Autumn Diesel Gala at Ruddington, we hope to be able to start the Valenta engine from time to time. The 125 Group Sales Stand will be on site and we shall be raising funds for Project Miller. Come along and say hello!

For more details on the Diesel Gala, click on this LINK to the GCRN web-site.

For more information on 41001, click on this LINK to the Project Miller web-site.  

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Project Miller Progress

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Project Miller, the restoration of the last remaining prototype HST power car, is making fantastic progress. During August, 41001 was repainted by A1 Pro-Paint using the latest 2 pack paint process. Earlier this month we said a grateful farewell to our friends at Neville Hill and the prototype was moved to its new home of Ruddington on the Great Central Railway (Nottingham). We are really excited to be based on the GCRN, where the team at the railway have been extremely welcoming. There is still much work required before 41001 can run under its own power again but we look forward to the prototype getting into her stride on the preserved line.

For more information on progress with 41001, and to donate to the restoration, check out the dedicated Project Miller blog web-site:

Only 125 Group members receive a quarterly magazine with the full behind the scenes detailed story on 41001's restoration. JOIN US  

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Summer 125 Diagrams

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The Diagrams section of this website has been updated with the current HST Summer booked workings for all passenger train operators.  

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