Our Aims

Aims of The 125 Group

  • To provide a central correspondence post for news and views concerning the Class 43 power cars, Mark III HST rolling stock, operations, works attention and any other relevant information.
  • To provide a magazine to members within the membership fee, in which the gathered news and features will be distributed in a standard format to all members on a regular basis at intervals agreed by the Committee, but in any event no less than four occasions per year.
  • Ultimately, to raise enough money to purchase some examples of IC 125 rolling stock to enter preservation. Such rolling stock shall include one or more power cars, as near as possible to original operational configuration, but including as a minimum a Paxman Valenta engined power car, Marston cooler group and original shaped front end.

Members Handbook

The current 125 Group Members Handbook is available here for you to download. If you prefer we can post a copy by simply sending a SAE to our main address. Although our ultimate aim is to preserve an HST, we would like to point out that any such preservation attempt made by the group cannot be guaranteed to succeed.


Membership to 125 Group is open to anyone who is in sympathy with the group’s aims and objectives, and who agrees to comply with the group’s constitution. You can join the 125 Group here.

An unpaid committee manages the group and any 125 Group member is eligible to apply for a position on the committee, provided they are aged 18 years or over and have been a member for 2 consecutive years. We hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) once a year, the AGM is advertised in the group’s magazine at least 28 days prior to the meet and all members are welcome to attend.

Data Protection

Our Data Protection and Privacy Policy can be viewed here which states how we look after our members information.

General Points

Any views or opinions expressed on this website are not necessarily those of the 125 Group, or any of the train operating companies mentioned (to which the 125 Group and therefore this website have no links whatsoever).

The 125 Group accepts no liability for inaccuracies, incomplete, ambiguous or incorrect information in any of its output, however so caused.

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