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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.


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'The Swanage Samaritan' Headboard Charity Auction

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This Saturday (14th June) a High Speed Train will run from Sheffield to Dorset and onto the Swanage Railway. 'The Swanage Samaritan' has been organised by East Midlands Trains, supported by the railway industry, in aid of Samaritans. This exclusive special charity train will be taking 400 invited passengers including Samaritans volunteers, guests and EMT staff, all the way to Swanage, the first passenger HST 125 to reach the end of the line.

In recognition of this historic event, the train will carry a 'The Swanage Samaritan' headboard, which is being auctioned to the highest bidder. The auction is open to everyone, including those who are not lucky enough to have a ticket for the special. Proceeds will go to Samaritans and the auction closes at midnight on 14th June 2014.

For more information and details of how to bid and support this excellent cause, click this link: SAMARITANS  


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41001 Returns!

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The 125 Group Project Miller Team are delighted to announce that today (31st May 2014) prototype power car 41001 successfully completed a loaded test run at the Great Central Railway (Nottingham), running under its own power for the first time in preservation. This is a huge achievement and we are most grateful to everyone who has supported the restoration project.

For more details, check out the Project Miller website: www.projectmiller.org.uk
 


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Summer HST Diagrams

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High Speed Train operating diagrams for Summer 2014 are now available to download from this website by clicking this link: Diagrams

With the first new IEP units now under construction in Japan, time is running out for the Inter-City 125 on front-line passenger work. 125 Group aims to preserve a production HST after withdrawal, help by joining us and receive our quarterly magazine full of behind the scenes news on the fleet and Project Miller. Click this link: Join Us
 


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125 Group AGM

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The 125 Group 2014 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 24th May 2014 at the Didcot Railway Centre during their Diesel Gala. The meeting will start at 13:00 hours and is open to 125 Group members only, however if you wish to join up on the day before the meeting then you will be most welcome! Didcot Railway Centre is located at Didcot Parkway railway station. For details of the meeting room venue, come along to the Prototype HST Power Car 41001 on the day, where directions will be available.

Link showing how to get to Didcot Railway Centre www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/visitor_information/gethere.html  


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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: www.projectmiller.org.uk
Link to Swanage Railway website: www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Link to Didcot Railway Centre website: www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk  


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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: www.nottingham-modelrailway.org.uk/exhibmain1.htm
 


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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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